When we use “CGI” and “Hollywood” in the same sentence, the likelihood of the sentence or statement being positive is quite high. After all, Hollywood is one of the few movie industries out there that really knows how to leverage the power of visual effects.
However, every now and then, the industry does put out a few duds. In fact, more duds than what you’d like to imagine. So, if you were wondering if there were any big budget Hollywood flicks that completely failed at the visual effects aspect of things, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are a few movies that might make you question Hollywood’s credibility in the VFX department.
The Mummy Returns + The Scorpion King
Now, The Mummy ranked in the moolah when it first came out. The immediate sequel didn’t do too badly either. However, one cannot deny how atrocious the graphics were for the Scorpion King character. Making things worse was the fact that the creators didn’t bother to fine tune the graphics for the spin-off either.
Die Another Day (2002)
The only unforgettable thing about this movie was the whole James Bond “parasurfing” over low-quality CGI glaciers and tsunamis. It was unforgettable because it was just so bad!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Very few movies can bring their literary counterparts to life. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was one of them. However, what did not look life-like was the troll that Harry had to take on somewhere in the middle of the movie.
It’s like the VFX guys “trolled” the audience with that CGI troll.