26 Movie Effects That Look Like CGI, But Nope
Filmmaking seems to keep getting easier and easier on the surface-level. It appears like all a director has to do is throw an actor in front of a green screen with a MoCap suit on, shoot the scene, yell cut, then turn over all the footage to the computer guys to have them add in the backgrounds, animation, explosions, or whatever the movie needs. Then it's all done and ready for movie goers to watch and critique.
But there are times, even in today's computer-heavy age, that a production team rolls up their sleeves and does things in the old school, slow, painstaking way to achieve the special effect(s) that the movie needs. This amount of time and care needs to be shared and celebrated. So we at Cracked shall do so!
Here are 26 special effects that were done with practical means, even though you'd swear it was CGI instead.