VFX are an expected part of all film releases in this day and age of cinema, with almost every title featuring some from massive battle scenes to just a few touch-ups. You'd think by now that we'd have it all down by now.
Clearly, they haven't always as there are numerous examples of VFX done badly out there, which normally come down to budgetary issues or time constraints. See Superman's top lip for details. You can't really blame the effects team for that, though.
Every now and then though, a genuine mistake will slip through the cracks and in some of the biggest films out there. After a project has been worked on by hundreds and check by a fair few
In past years some shots could take up to a month to re-render out, so there were some excuses, but now, quick fixes are simply a press of the button away. Simply put, you always have to account for the human error factor or a project just needs to get out of the door to hit a deadline.
Some of these wouldn't be noticed for years, as until recently most of the public at large wouldn't have had the resources to go through movies frame by frame, but luckily for you, we do and we found some doozies...
11. The People’s Rolls - Central Intelligence
Since the late 90s, The Rock has been known by the masses as the People's Champion and felt like the world's biggest star, with his own cool catchphrases, line of merch and one hell of an eyebrow. Though it wasn’t till he made it in Hollywood, that Dwayne Johnson became the star.
After proving himself in The Scorpion King and becoming a household name with his Fast and Furious debut, it really did seem like the Rock could do no wrong, but just like Scorpion King, terrible VFX was awaiting him in Central Intelligence.
Fat Rock is something that nobody thought they’d ever see, so when Central Intelligence goes there and digitally turns The Rock into a boulder, it certainly got the audience's attention.
However this soon became a nightmare as in one scene, The Rock is thrown across the gymnasium floor and ridiculed for his weight. The only thing that needs ridiculing though - is the fact his skin looks like rubber and doesn’t react to being slid across the floor. Nothing pulls or changes from the slide, to becoming stationary - this is not how skin or in fact anything soft and squishy would react when slid or pulled along the floor.
Plus this would seriously hurt, even The Rock should be showing more pain than that...