Total Nerd Terrible CGI You Won't Believe Made It To The Screen In 2018  

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List Rules Vote up the lousy CGI that took you out of the moment.

Special effects are becoming increasingly high-tech. When done properly, computer-generated imagery allows filmmakers to create seemingly impossible scenes and situations. However, lousy CGI in films and TV shows ends up looking silly.

The worst CGI scenes in 2018 movies and television don't only look terrible, they can also distract viewers. Imagery should complement what's happening on camera. Even large theatrical hits with huge budgets can suffer from iffy effects. Look through these examples, and you'll agree: some 2018 productions would benefit from no CGI at all.

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Every Explosion In ‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’

Every Explosion In ‘Escape Pla... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Terrible CGI You Won't Believe Made It To The Screen In 2018
Photo:  Lionsgate

Escape Plan 2: Hades, the sequel to the 2013 Sylvester Stallone film, didn't exactly impress moviegoers. It failed to do well critically or financially, and many people criticized the CGI. Almost every special effect in the film looks incredibly fake - the explosions are more fitting for a '90s movie.

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The Giant Oprah Winfrey In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

The Giant Oprah Winfrey In ‘A ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Terrible CGI You Won't Believe Made It To The Screen In 2018
Photo:  Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

A Wrinkle in Time features a ton of CGI moments. To be fair, the whole film is fantastical, as it's set mainly in alternate dimensions. However, certain visual effects are unbelievable - but not in a good way. In particular, Oprah Winfrey's character Mrs. Which looks odd. She's gigantic and doesn't fit in with any of the other characters or backgrounds.

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The Lion Fight In ‘Samson’

The Lion Fight In ‘Samson’ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Terrible CGI You Won't Believe Made It To The Screen In 2018
Photo:  Pure Flix Entertainment

Samson is about the biblical hero who receives extraordinary strength from God. While the majority of the special effects are disappointing, Sampson's fight scene is the most offensive. He wrestles a lion, but the animal is visibly fake.

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ARTi In ‘2036 Origin Unknown’

ARTi In ‘2036 Origin Unknown’ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Terrible CGI You Won't Believe Made It To The Screen In 2018
Photo:  Gravitas Ventures

The film 2036 Origin Unknown focuses on Mackenzie Wilson (Katee Sackhoff) and an artificial intelligence machine named ARTi (voiced by Steven Cree). Mackenzie and the AI travel to Mars to investigate a newly discovered object. 

The film is full of bad CGI, but ARTi is the most unpleasant with amateur visual effects.

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