Hollywood movies have million dollar budgets, but have you ever wondered what they do with all that money? Well, a good part of it goes towards special effects and computers technology. Whenever a movie gets a great sum of money, it means there’s enough to spare for spectacular CGI (computer-generated imagery). Hundreds of movies with hyper-realistic action scenes have hit theatres in recent times, and people have been amazed at the incredible scenes. The thing is, as fun as they might look on screen, they are often unspectacular behind the scenes. Here are before and after special effects comparisons from 20 popular movies, courtesy of Meaww.
1. The Walk
Walking a tightrope has never been more exciting! Not for the actor, though.
Just some blue background and that’s about it.
3. Alice in Wonderland
The world behind the scene is full of blue lights.
4. Suicide Squad
It’s all about finding the special angle, light, and color.
I didn’t expect them to change the background so much!
6. The Walk
Here comes another popular scene from this movie.
7. Planet of the Apes
8. Kong: Skull Island
Everything seems so empty and boring.
9. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
You may want to watch the movie again.
10. Blade Runner 2049
At least some parts are real.
11. Guardians of the Galaxy
What’s with the blue color?
12. Wonder Woman
Your favorite heroine also needs a blue background.
13. Suicide Squad
It would be dangerous to put him out in the open.
14. Beauty and the Beast
The Beast is a handsome man after all.
15. The Jungle Book
Why didn’t they go to a real Jungle?
16. The Avengers
Not so big as we know it.
17. Game of Thrones
The color green is another common theme.
18. Deadly Honeymoon
Talk into the mic.
19. Life of Pi
No tiger, then?
20. Boardwalk Empire
Whoa, where did those ships come from?
Here are more famous movies before and after special effects.