18 Popular Movie Scenes with and Without Special Effects
Special effects in movies nowadays are way ahead as compared to the older amateur grade special effects. Technology seems to have really helped make the special effects seem more realistic and believable.
CGI has become the most important factor which has helped movies and producers up their game in the entertainment industry. The power of CGI is such that it can really transform an entire film into something really fascinating, magnificent, and appealing to its audience.
An Instagram account by the name of movies really showcases the power of CGI with some of its unique never-seen-before movie scenes. Here are 18 of its popular posts of some nostalgic shots of scenes with and without the special effects, from some of your favorite movies.
1 Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
In 2006, when the movie was first released, everyone was amazed by the scary octopus-head villain, Davy Jones. In comparison, the CGI for this movie which had been made more than 10 years ago, the CGI today has definitely improved tenfold. Nevertheless, the programmers still did an impressive job in creating an authentic-looking character with revolutionary technology at that time.
2War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
The film tells the story of a war between primates and humans over Earth’s precious resources. The movie producers really outdid themselves by bringing in the big wheels at CGI to create the animal-based cast. This was a move extremely appreciated by P.E.T.A.
The movie proved its computer-generated imagery and this was in fact, announced by an official statement of P.E.T.A. The movie itself offered powerful anti-captivity and pro-animal rights messages as well.
3Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince is one such film which made very good use of CGI. The visual effects were the sole factor that managed to make wizards come to life on screen. The cost of the Harry Potter films productions ranged from $100 to $250 million each. After this, more revolutionary effects were introduced in the lucrative film industry. This even ushered in a new generation of CGI standards in the industry.
4Game of Thrones (2011)
The budget of Game of Thrones makes it one of the most expensive TV series ever made. A single episode’s budget was estimated to be around $10 million. It wasn’t easy producing badass fiery dragons, along with the fantasy characters and special effects of the show.