20 Movie CGI Scenes You Might Not Have Noticed
Computer-generated Imagery is an invention that has both sides. If it’s used in a bad and excessive way, the scenes will look too fake and your mind will easily jump out of the story. While the best CGIs are the ones that seamlessly add the authenticity to the scenes and make audience believe everything they see are “real”. That’s part of the movie magic, isn’t it?
Here are 20 movie scenes where the CGI is applied so well that you never noticed it without being told.
CGI Scene: A dash of CGI tinkering allows Richmond Virginia’s Capitol Building to double for the White House.
Why It’s Great: It looks the part, and doesn’t distract from the film’s general aesthetic, in which practical effects are more prevalent.
CGI Scene: In the 2002 re-release, the Feds who chase Elliot and E.T. are no longer armed with shotguns, with their heavy weaponry replaced by walkie-talkies.
Why It’s Great: It’s a seamless swap and makes the Federal Agents seem a little less psychotic.
18. Forrest Gump
CGI Scene: The digitized feather that bookends the film, floating whimsically across the screen.
Why It’s Great: It’s an eerily beautiful way to open and close the film, and a perfect metaphor for Forrest’s floating life.
17. Blood Diamond
CGI Scene: The gut-wrenching phone call scene at the film’s climax, in which digital tears were added to Jennifer Connelly’s face.
Why It’s Great: Who needs an actual performance when you can just CGI all the emotion in post!