Of course we know that trolls aren’t real - neither is the Hulk, or Jabba the Hut. There is an unwritten deal that occurs between spectators and filmmakers. The spectator agrees to something called suspension of disbelief - we allow ourselves to enter a film universe, where children can be wizards or a regular human being can turn into an angry green monster when enraged. In return, filmmakers agree that they will make the world of the film as realistic as possible, as it relates to that film universe. Sometimes, the deal gets broken, and CGI fails. Here are the worst offenders when it comes to movies with bad special effects and the worst CGI faces that you have to see to believe.
In low budget B horror movies or grind house romps, the spectator knows that bad CGI is just part of the movie’s charm. That’s why they are called “B movies.” However, when we go to see a Steven Spielberg movie or a Harry Potter film, we expect the big budget effects to be on par with excellence, and are disappointed if they fall short. Even a mega-franchise like the MCU still has notably bad CGI moments.
It’s obviously extremely difficult to blend CGI with live action. Even still, the special effects department from Scooby-Doo and Garfield: The Movie, could have at least made those animated characters look like they belonged in the same universe as the rest of the film. And, Jar-Jar Binks, did anyone anywhere understand the allure of his poorly-constructed CGI character?
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