10 Movie Scenes You Didn’t Know Used CGI Trickery

Robert Downey Jr hasn't ALWAYS played Tony Stark...


CGI and green screen are two things most commonly associated with big blockbusters, the type of genre fare that features aliens, enormous explosions, gravity-defying stunts and interplanetary travel.

There are some things that just can't convincingly be portrayed without an assist from a team of special effects whizzes, and while the likes of Iron Man's suit and Henry Cavill's mouth have clearly been created on a computer or two, CGI is used in a lot more places than you could possibly imagine.

At this point, there are several well-known examples of this - scenes of actors driving in cars are commonly shot on a soundstage and not on the road, and often, city backdrops and distant skylines have been rendered in post-production.

But movie CGI goes much deeper than even these small details, and over the years, things as trivial as a walkie-talkie or a napkin were not slotted into a film in as simple a manner as you might expect.

So for those who think CGI is an overused filmmaking crutch, check out these ten examples - you might just change your mind.


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