As society's tolerance for watching movie characters who aren't superpowered, cuddly animals, or giant alien robots that turn into Volkswagens dwindles, there's no shortage of balls-to-the-wall, visual-effect-filled spectacles in theaters. But as cool as they look onscreen, as we've mentioned once or twice, sometimes these big-budget extravaganzas look like bad avant-garde theater behind the scenes. Look at ...
Avengers: Infinity War -- Thanos Looked Like A Half-Assed Halloween Costume
Marvel's movies have always featured mind-blowing visual effects, from the computer-generated Hulk to Iron Man's suit to whatever digital wizardry makes it look like the team is happy to have Hawkeye hanging around. The epic crossover Infinity War was no exception. Most impressive was the central villain, Thanos, who's completely realistic even though he looks like a California Raisin who got super into CrossFit.
Marvel StudioEven his chin has abs.
Behind the scenes, Thanos was portrayed by famed actor (and Barbara Streisand stepson) Josh Brolin. For a CGI character, Thanos is so Brolin-y that you almost expect him to abandon the hunt for the Infinity Stones, throw on a bandana, and go searching for pirate treasure. That's because Brolin acted out his role on set in a motion capture suit with a camera capturing his wide assortment of scowls the whole time. Pretty high-tech stuff.