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Take a look at this Batman v Superman VFX reel and ask yourself if ANY of that movie was real

It’s been nearly a year since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters, and the movie is still as divisive as ever. But one thing haters and fans can (probably) agree on is that the film’s visual effects team is impressive as hell. This week, director Zack Snyder shared a video that revealed some of the jaw-dropping work they did on the mega-budgeted blockbuster, and be warned: some of it might melt your brain.

I’ve seen these sorts of VFX clip reels before, but they often tend to concentrate on only a handful of giant action set pieces. But since BVS is packed with those kinds of scenes, this video is more than eleven minutes long, pulling back the curtain on how some of the movie’s most iconic sequences were made. It’s a fascinating look at one of last year’s most talked-about films, and this video is so cool that even those who might have despised the final product can still shake their heads in wonder at the extraordinary effort that went into it.

We’ll see these characters again when Zack Snyder’s Justice League arrives in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Image: Warner Bros.

Ben is an entertainment journalist who has written about movies online for nearly a decade. He loves the Fast & Furious franchise, prefers Indiana Jones to Star Wars, and will defend the ending of Lost until his dying day. He shook Bill Murray's hand once (so he's got that going for him, which is nice). Ben lives in Los Angeles with his wife.