50 Weirdest CGI Movie Moments

From the crazy to the creepy and very, very cool



    • mattburgess

      May 16th 2013, 8:58

      Spiderman? Bit harsh.

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    • Bandit1

      May 16th 2013, 9:20

      Good to see "Die Another Day" here...that snowspeeder and parachute scene were awful. Brosnan deserved a better last Bond-movie. Talking about bad CGI: "Escape From L.A." is missing here. The submarine scene looks like done on a Amiga 500 and the surfing scene (with P. Fonda) looks like 40 years ago. Maybe "Forrest Gump with G. Sinise (as Lt. Dan) should be on the list as a good example.

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    • MikeyRix

      May 16th 2013, 9:45

      RE "Dragon Tattoo" (#36) - a) that's Rooney Mara, not Noomi Rapace; b) the credits sequence shows events from the books and sometimes, symbolism regarding the titular character, that's why...

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    • gilblakemore

      May 16th 2013, 10:45

      Star Wars Episode III A New Hope? ... Really???

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    • kardom10

      May 16th 2013, 11:29

      The Die h*****ne is not weird, more like very clever and if we are honest very good common sense!!

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    • thedanieljson

      May 16th 2013, 11:37

      @kardom10 well I suppose its weird because its not what someone thinks of when they hear 'CGI'.

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    • vaderlove

      May 16th 2013, 11:40

      Yea the Hulk's cgi\affects are bloody awful. Shame really as I really liked Ang Li's slant on the Hulk Movie...

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    • Jareth64

      May 16th 2013, 12:04

      Cool list! The Jabba The Hut thing is incredibly stupid - but I guess kids would have found it funny. Star Wars fans do need to realise those films are aimed at kids, not 40 year olds. You know?

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    • davidkeen

      May 16th 2013, 12:15

      The Jabba the Hut tail stand only happens because Jabba was originally human. In the scene Han Solo walks behind the Jabba character and they added the step to get around the fact that he would have needed to get over the tail. I'm not even a massive Star Wars geek and I know that. I think It's in the Special edition documentary.

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    • martinsvennaes

      May 16th 2013, 12:18

      45 Looper: I'm not sure if you know, but JGL is actually wearing makeup to look like Willis. If you watch the bonus on the disc you can see the whole transformation. There might be some cgi in there as well, but mainly it's real.

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    • DivTheWookie

      May 16th 2013, 12:21

      Forget 16, number 6 is the real reason I will never ever forgive George Lucas!!!!!!

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    • FBJThomas38

      May 16th 2013, 12:34

      what gets me is that in indy 4 not only does shia labeouf swing on CGI vines with monkeys, he does it and gets to the other side of the jungle, at the exact same time as the people IN CARS. how does that work?

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    • liamscott

      May 16th 2013, 13:14

      Oz the Great and the poweful. Everytime the china doll is picked up it just looks awkward. In fact it looks like a mime artist picking up something that isn't there.......only they're not very good at it

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    • richpadilla

      May 16th 2013, 13:19

      Does anyone run spell check?

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    • dangoodfellow

      May 16th 2013, 13:26

      absoloutley loved the jungle chase in indy 4, nearly cheered in the cinema!

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    • senseiremo

      May 16th 2013, 13:56

      Spiderman??? It was amazing for its time and its still great now. Reaching

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    • leeallen

      May 16th 2013, 13:58

      Star Wars prequel hating AGAIN!!???

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    • Hadouken76

      May 16th 2013, 14:41

      John Mclane fighting a Jet Fighter was bullsh/t from the start,. He was supposed to be the blue-collar, ordinary joe, antithesis of the 80s pumped up, one-man-army deathdealers. Fuq Hollywood and Lame Wiseman, the hack overlord.

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    • Hybrid

      May 16th 2013, 21:48

      Seriously. Sub-editing - give it a go.

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    • Bennyj75

      May 17th 2013, 12:11

      Have to agree leeallen; these top 50s seem to have degenerated either into a method to bash Lucas or feature something from the Dark Knight trilogy. You may not like him in the prequels, but no Jar Jar = no Gollum. FACT.

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    • Hadouken76

      May 17th 2013, 15:00

      Any bashing of Lucas is not nearly enough.

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    • FBPSIlva

      May 17th 2013, 15:17

      In return of the jedi not only the change to Hayden Christensen was unnecessary but the effect was poorly made, actually a lot of lazyness. Sebastian's body freezes and then there goes Hayden moving and all

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    • NathDyl

      May 17th 2013, 17:18

      I may be wrong but I always thought Bruce Willis stood with a sign that read 'I hate everybody' and then they changed everybody with cgi in Die Hard 3

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      May 17th 2013, 22:42

      Isn't the black stuff in the Dragon Tattoo opening titles supposed to be ink?

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    • FBNGray

      May 18th 2013, 19:48

      These features are increasingly pointless and invalid. Particularly when it is clear that no one even bothers to proof read them before they are published, case and point "think" instead of "thing" when discussing Waterworld. Surely TF makes enough to hire a proof reader?

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    • RubberJoshy

      May 22nd 2013, 9:01

      I enjoy these features, they come out almost every day and someone has to write up 50 shorts AFTER WHAT CAN ONLY BE A GRUELING SELECTION PROCESS!!! You dork-a*s fanboys complain enough about spelling as it is... At least they make the effort of giving us fun stuff to read and help us accumulate movie trivia along the way, who cares if the spelling is a bit wonky.... Keep up the good work you guys at Totalfilm!

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    • RubberJoshy

      May 22nd 2013, 9:10

      Am I the only one who enjoyed Sucker Punch? I thought the film was great fun. Okay the plot wasn't as good as The Matrix but it was still far, far superior to Revolutions and Reloaded. The plot when understood is totally coherent and in an age where games are getting "filmier" and "filmier" by the day why be so surprised when films get a bit "gamier"? What about The 300? The case could be made for video game styling there too (God Of War anyone?).

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