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10 Movie Moments That Look Like CGI But Aren't

Because everything's better when it's done practically.

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Computer generated imagery certainly has its place in filmmaking and the world of big box office releases. Despite its sometimes harsh condemnation of being a gimmicky trick used by cheapskates - and those who can't be asked to deal with the finicky parts of practical effects - CGI has delivered countless moments of magic over the years that would have never been possible before. Just look at Jurassic Park.

However, there's just something so undeniably magical about the care that goes into producing CGI's rival, practical effects. Films such as The Thing, Mission Impossible, Dunkirk and basically anything by Christopher Nolan have all demonstrated the capabilities practical effects possess, and carved out legendary reputations on the back of widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike.

Despite being seen as the archaic and out of date mode of shooting these days, there's plenty of reason to believe practical effects are still working their way into Hollywood's biggest recent releases. It can't always be the easiest thing in the world to spot however, and audiences can be forgiven for seeing some of the biggest set pieces in recent history and dismissing them as just another example of the computers taking over.

Nevertheless, here are ten recent movie moments that totally look like CGI in the works, but actually aren't.

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