Hollywood’s Laziest Attempts At Faking Movie Locations
Movie and TV studios have entire back lots and huge props departments whose job it is to trick your brain into thinking you're in some well-known location. But that can be incredibly expensive and take a lot of time to recreate a place that already exists in real life. One would think that means the production would actually use that location for filming, making it authentic. However, that well-known location knows its worth and could charge a lot of money for filming to occur there. Plus, many of those places would have nosy tourists who would interfere during the shoot.
With these issues in mind, more often than not, movie producers elect to swap in some other city or place instead, and hoping that you won't notice. Welp, we noticed. Even the best fakes are still fakes and the worst fakes are so obvious that it's embarrassing. Here are some of the laziest attempts at using movie magic to make some random place look like the real deal.