Look At These 25 Famous Movie Scenes Before-And-After Special Effects, It’s Hard Not To Laugh Out Loud

Ever chuckled at those old flicks with janky special effects that make you go, “What in the world were they thinking?” Well, guess who’s having the last laugh now. That’s right, the movie biz! The world of cinema is evolving faster than a cheetah on roller skates, and those visionary creators from the 20th century couldn’t even fathom the mind-blowing technology we have at our fingertips today. The special effects are now so mind-bogglingly awesome, you end up watching a film and falling for its hook, line, and sinker, only to get your mind blown when you realize it’s all CGI wizardry.

Today, we’re diving into the mind-bending power of CGI and how it can flip the script on a whole dang movie. But hold your horses, folks, ’cause once you feast your eyes on these before-and-after shots, your entire perception of the movie industry might just do a triple backflip. Get ready for some serious “whoa” moments!

#1. Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infiity War (2018) holds the record of the highest opening weekend and single weekend gross, which is a modest $640.5 million. Thanks to CGI, of course.

#2. Avengers: Infinity War

Once Thanos entered the big screen, he was quick to become as iconic as other Marvel villains.

#3. Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is often praised as an example of how to use CGI creatively and originally. One only can imagine what will follow in the future.

#4. Deadpool 2

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Deadpool 2 (2018) is pretty badass, even if we’re talking about the movie itself, not about the character. 48 Hours until the creators received permission to make the movie, the budget for the whole project was cut down to $58 million.

#5. Deadpool 2

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$786,717,745 showed how successful this movie’s worldwide box office was. Obviously, that is thanks to CGI.

#6. The Jungle Book

Back in 2016, our favorite jungle kid, Mowgli, got a groovy makeover. “The Jungle Book” brought Baloo, Bagheera, Kaa, and the gang to life like never before. Thanks to mind-blowing CGI, we got to hang out with these wild creatures up close and personal.

#7. The Jungle Book

Director Jon Favreau pulled off something truly special. He didn’t want to harm or exploit any real animals during the making of the film, and boy, did he succeed! His clever use of CGI wowed everyone, even snagging him an award from P.E.T.A.

#8. The Jungle Book

It showed that that movie magic can be both epic and animal-friendly.

#9. Captain America: Civil War

The actor behind Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. Would only wear the top part of the costume over a motion capture suit. No need for the whole thing, there’s CGI for that.

#10. Captain America: Civil War

Also no need for real arrows as we can add them in the editing room!

#11. X-Men: Apocalypse

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The film boasts some eye-popping special effects, a cameo appearance by a beloved character and even a bit of self-deprecating humor.

#12. X-Men: Apocalypse

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This French bulldog, Tauntan, owned by previs supervisor Rpin Suwannath was also a CG character at some point in the shot.

#13. X-Men: Apocalypse

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And those epic fights look a lot smaller and funnier before visual effects.

#14. Doctor Strange

When this movie hit the big screen, fans knew something big was about to go down in the world of CGI. The scenes in this flick were like nothing we’d ever seen before. They were mind-bending, out-of-this-world, and multi-layered. It set a whole new standard for future CGI movies to live up to.

#15. Doctor Strange

This movie pushed the boundaries of what we thought was possible, and it’s no exaggeration to say “Doctor Strange is Marvel’s marvel.”

#16. It

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To bring those scares to the screen, the filmmakers leaned heavily on a group of makeup and visual effects collaborators with both practical and digital creations.

#17. Exodus: Gods and Kings

Before this film hit theaters, it got caught up in some controversies. People were raising eyebrows over the creative liberties taken by Scott and Christian Bale (who played Moses). But once the movie was out, all the naysayers were left speechless by the grand visual feast they witnessed.

#18. Exodus: Gods and Kings

The special effects and cinematography were absolutely mind-blowing! They were like fireworks exploding on the screen, captivating us as we followed Moses on his extraordinary journey.

#19. Ex Machina

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So that’s how they made their body parts look transparent in the movie! All in all, the movie contained around 800 visual effects shots, and approximately 350 of those shots (almost half of them) involved these tracking systems.

#20. The Legend of Tarzan

You know you’re gonna have to use a lot of CGI if you’re about to make a movie about Tarzan with pro-animal rights messages.

#21. Jurassic World

Though the velociraptors seem scary in Jurassic World, they were really just men in gray dino-suits!

#22. Jurassic World

The real thing is far less lively than what you saw on the screen!

#23. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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The scene now looks way less dangerous, knowing that our actresses were indeed lying on the floor.

Which before-and-after photos did you like the most? Tell us in the comment section below.

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