Sometimes, CGI is incredibly useful and helps depict worlds unimaginable without it. Whether or not you’re a fan of it, it’s something that you’ll have to get used to in this modern era. In fact, there are going to be times when CGI is used for seemingly no other reason than because… we can.
Check out these 5 ridiculous CGI’d moments from movies that probably overdid it, to be completely honest.
1. They gave Nicolas Cage overly shredded abs inGhost Rider
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Nicolas Cage shirtless, I’m not exactly thinking of a jacked MMA fighter’s build. Here he is on set (before) and in the version that was shown on-screen (after).
They wanted him to look a little buffer and instead, they made him look oddly abnormal. Strange.
2. Fake pubic hair in Fifty Shades of Grey
In order to make pubic hair a part of the show – and really, why not – the Fifty Shades of Grey stars, in order to avoid an NC-17 or X rating, had to wear discreet prosthetics to hide private zones. Or, at least, the hair part (is there even a way to delicately say this?). But yes, in other words, the pubic hair that you saw in this film was CGI. Everything I believed is a lie!
3. Bella’s vampire/werewolf hybrid baby was CGI… probably for good reason
Fake babies are not a new thing. People have been pretending that dolls are babies in movies for years… maybe decades. But to use CGI to create life, now that is some seriously messed up stuff! But I guess I’m down for the cause. Probably the weirder thing about this is that the baby actually grew up, too.
4. Jessica Alba is naked in Machete… but notactually naked
There’s the before and after of the, clearly gorgeous Alba. She didn’t want to truly be naked, so instead she went with the CGI that to the untrained eye, can probably still make people who would like to see Alba naked pretty happy.
5. Fake warm breath in cold weather in The Social Network… because Harvard is very cold
The failed AEPi party that Marck Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin were at was a key moment in the invention of Facebook, and in Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network. This didn’t turn out very well, in hindsight, but I’ll be honest in saying that I didn’t notice it until now and I’ve seen this movie quite a few times.