SFX vs IRL - Video Explains Why The CG Effects In Movies Suck (Except Actually, No They Don't)

We've all had that moan, or know somebody who's had that moan, about how movie special FX were so much better back in the day. And practical effects were infinitely more enjoyable and endearing than all this fakey-looking computer-generated fakeness that we have today. And yadda yadda yadda.

Except that's actually a misconception, as this video so brilliantly demonstrates.

It's not CGI that's bad per se, but it's just we notice the bad CGI because, well, it's bad. But the good stuff, the stuff in movies like Gravity and even in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road—which was bandied about as having practical FX and stunts, but actually uses lots of CGI too.

In fact it was done so well that you don't even realize it's there.

So next time someone starts going on about how film FX aren't what they used to be, point them in the direction of this video. And tell them to shut the hell up already.

As one YouTuber commented, "I think I never even noticed the CG in Benjamin Button because I couldn't stay awake long enough." - Enough said.