Filmmaking seems to keep getting easier and easier. Seems like all a director has to do is throw an actor in front of a green screen, then turn over all the footage to the computer guys and have them add in all the movie stuff. Done!
So it's genuinely surprising to find out that a production team actually did their special effects the slow, painstaking way. And in some cases, spent what seems like way more time and effort than was actually needed. For example: