CGI Details In Monster Movies That Demand A Rewatch

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Vote up the details you missed the first time around.

Monster movies have been around since the beginning of the motion picture industry, and the effects for those movies have... evolved. Initially, most movie monsters were little more than people in rubber suits, but advances in special effects have made it possible to integrate actors into shots with seemingly massive creatures. From there, monsters became more terrifying via stop-motion animation and other techniques that made movie monsters appear more lifelike and frightening.

Still, it wasn't until the invention of CGI that movie monsters managed to improve to the point that they looked real. Granted, that took a long time to perfect, but these days, it's difficult to tell that a CGI monster isn't real. Of course, that's not true of every example, but some films have managed to truly terrify audiences through the use of CGI. When movies embrace the tech, the SFX artists often go the extra mile by including intricate details, many of which are easy to miss on first viewing.

Every so often, a fan notices one of these CGI details from monster movies and posts them to the Movie Details subreddit. When other folks see these, they often demand a rewatch so they can be seen in the film themselves. This list highlights some of the more interesting CGI details in monster movies that demand a rewatch.


  • 1
    19 VOTES

    The Jaeger's Pilots' Heart Rates Synch In 'Pacific Rim' Following The Neural Handshake

    From Redditor u/phidelt649:

    In Pacific Rim, during the initial Gipsy Danger scene, Raleigh's heart rate is 138, and Yancy's is 105 showing Raleigh's excitement and Yancy's calmness. After their neural handshake, their heart rates sync at 108 BPM.

    19 votes
  • 2
    17 VOTES

    The Infected From 'Left 4 Dead 2' Are Underground In 'Cabin In The Woods'

    From Redditor u/Puppersandco:

    In The Cabin in the Woods (2011), special infected from Left 4 Dead 2 can be seen in the pan out shot of all the monsters in the facility.

    17 votes
  • 3
    40 VOTES

    The T-Rex From 'Jurassic Park' Is The Same One In 'Jurassic World'

    From Redditor u/patmcheese:

    The T-Rex in Jurassic World is the same T-Rex from Jurassic Park, and we can see this from the scars on its neck where the velociraptors attacked it in Jurassic Park.

    40 votes
  • 4
    14 VOTES

    Gipsy Danger's Lights In 'Pacific Rim' Are Colored Red & Green For A Good Reason

    From Redditor u/Fehios:

    In Pacific Rim (2013), Gipsy Danger is fitted with navigational running lights (red and green). These lights on ships and aircraft help others identify which direction the craft is facing at a distance.

    14 votes
  • 5
    11 VOTES

    A Ship From The 'Godzilla' Cartoon Appears In 'King Of The Monsters'

    From Redditor u/TheOther36:

    In Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), the ship Calico from the Godzilla Hanna-Barbera cartoon could be seen.

    11 votes
  • 6
    11 VOTES

    There's An Anti-Knifehead Decal On Gipsy Danger's Middle Finger In 'Pacific Rim'

    From Redditor u/FriendlyBurglar:

    In Pacific Rim (2013), Gipsy Danger has an anti-Knifehead decal on her middle finger referencing the Kaiju that killed Raleigh's (Charlie Hunnam) brother at the beginning of the movie.

    11 votes