What’s the problem with opening your eyes for the scene?
CGI has been a game changer in the movie industry, allowing filmmakers to create stunning visuals and bring unimaginable worlds to life. However, there are instances where CGI has fallen into the hands of the wrong people and has been used to create weird shots.
Here are the top 5 most cringe-worthy times when movies have used CGI for absolutely no good reason at all.
5. Justice League (2017)
In 2017, Henry Cavill 's mustache controversy blossomed during the filming of Justice League, making it the most embarrassing Superman moment.
Henry sported a mustache grown for his role in Mission: Impossible — Fallout, and when it came time to reshoot the Superman scene, there was no better solution than to digitally remove the mustache.
The creative move broke the Internet, and director Zack Snyder acknowledged the problem, finding humor in it while noting that that incident didn't define Cavill's legacy as Superman.
4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
The fact that Logan had practical effects for his claws for the previous three installments and then suddenly switched to obviously computer-generated claws in the fourth film is insane. CGI-digitized adamantium claws looked ridiculous and inconsistent with the established franchise style.
3. Blade: Trinity (2004)
Wesley Snipes became known in Hollywood for being difficult to work with, especially while making Blade: Trinity in 2004. At one point, he refused to open his eyes during a waking scene, so the filmmakers used CGI to create the necessary effect. Not only did the result look unrealistic, it was also absolutely terrible.
2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
The excessive and often pointless use of CGI in the fourth installment of Indiana Jones, including aliens and weird VFX animals like the Prairie Dog, was surprising and left fans scratching their heads, especially given the franchise's earlier reliance on practical effects.
To think that the earliest installments of the film, made in another century, looked more convincing…
1. John Wick (2014)
With the franchise's impressive action scenes, the John Wick movies never hide the use of CGI for some of the stunts. That's why it was more than surprising to find out that one of the most deadly serious action movies used revolutionary technology to create fake puppy poop.
The director of the franchise explained that they couldn't give laxatives to the puppy on the set of the first movie, so they had to create fake poop. Now we'll let you live with that information.