These insane before and after VFX shots will blow your mind

  • Rohan Naahar, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jul 15, 2015 16:00 IST
Check out these amazing before and after shots of your favourite movies. (Twitter)

A good movie can transport you to wondrous new places. It can inform you, enlighten you, inspire you. The craft and skill that goes into making a good film is immense, and often overlooked. That, however is the secret. If you aren't paying any attention to the music, the effects or the cinematography it means that the people behind it have succeeded. They've made a film that has enveloped you. The story has taken over and you are, for those glorious few hours, living a fantasy.

We never really know, with the advancements in modern CG, what is real and what isn't. Most of the effects are so beautifully rendered by artists that it's impossible to identify them.

So here are some tremendously amazing interactive examples of visual effects. You can move the slider along the image and see for yourself the insane amount of work that goes into each idividual frame. Enjoy.

300: Rise of an Empire


The Hobbit


Tron: Legacy

The Wolverine

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Alice in Wonderland

The Dark Knight

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1


District 9



Enders Game

A Good Day to Die Hard

The Avengers

Oz The Great and Powerful

The Great Gatsby

The Wolf of Wall Street

Life of Pi

The Secret in their Eyes

The Homesman

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Monuments Men

And now for some great TV shows

Boardwalk Empire

The Walking Dead

Game of Thrones

The author tweets @NaaharRohan

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