Nowadays, as an audience we are pretty used to having special and visual effects in movies, as this enhances the overall ambiance or allows the creators to add depth that would otherwise be either too difficult or expensive to make. But are you aware of how much do special and visual effects change a movie?
These photos will show you how drastic a movie can be before and after special effects. Who knew it was such a big part of a film’s production?
Special effects are Wonderful
It's fantastic how much special effects had a role in “Alice in Wonderland”. Wonderland is definitely not very wonderful without any of these visual effects!
This sci-fi 2012 movie featured some fantastic creatures, and special effects were used to recreate these. From Thoat to the adorable Woola, a big part of this movie success was thanks to its cool visual effects.
Guardians of the Galaxy
This is another action/sci-fi movie we know and love, and that would not have been as cool without the fantastic special effects. Did you know there was actually an actor on set dressed in a green suit to create Rocket Raccoon's movements? Sean Gunn was on set, and the character was later voiced by Bradley Cooper.
World War Z
Hollywood Blockbusters have so many special effects nowadays it's hard to discern what is real and what is not. The thriller World War Z had some pretty incredible scenes that were actually filmed on a green screen. They look so real!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man's chest
Remember Davy Jones and his crew on this iconic Pirates of the Carribean movie? That was not a look achieved by makeup artists, it was all special effects. This movie even won an Oscar for best Visual Effects.
The terror of the high seas!
The level of detail on the faces of these characters was insane! Bill Nighy, the actor who portrayed Davy Jones was very impressed when he saw the final result on the theaters. He could not believe it was him!