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Watch the movie magic happen with these before and after FX shots

There's always that moment of colossal disappointment when you find out how a magician's trick is done. What do you mean it's just mirrors/magnets/string (delete as appropriate)? But the same just can't be said for movies. There's something as equally impressive as the special effect itself when you discover what went on behind the scenes of blockbusters to create the action on screen. 

Whether it's men in green suits crawling around with children on their backs to create the extinct joys of Jurassic World or seeing how Godzilla destroys a CGI world, it's incredible to see how much work goes into what looks like even the simplest of shots. Enjoy having the magic ruined. And spoilers: there's a lot of green screen.

Louise Blain
Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.