When you watch movies do you think about how they were made? Are you analyzing them as you’re watching or are you suspending your disbelief for the moment and just fully submerging into the world of movies? Sometimes we don’t even think about how certain scenes were filmed, and other times we assume we know how they did it. But the truth in most cases is way more surprising than you think. Let’s take a look at how some of your favourite movies were filmed. Did you think this is what it looked like? We bet quite a few of these were a shocking surprise.
If you thought that John Travolta and Uma Thurman came up with those dance moves in Pulp Fiction all on their own, you’re not entirely right. We’re sure they made it their own and added something to it, but there are behind the scenes videos of the filming process that show how Quentin Tarantino is showing them the dance moves and cheers them on behind the camera.
We all heard about Tom Cruise being slightly crazy and about the fact that he likes to do most of his tricks on his own, without a stunt double. He kind of proved is last time when he broke his ankle jumping from one building to the other on set. But this footage of him riding a bike super fast for Mission: Impossible — Fallout just proves both the fact that he does his own stunts and that he’s definitely a bit crazy.
Tom Holland is a man of many talents and actually, he’s a trained gymnast so the fact that he got to be Spiderman is kind of perfect. While there’s a lot of SGI in that movie, Tom did get to show off some of his gymnast tricks on set. As you can see, both his gymnast training and his sense of humour are a great fit for Spiderman.
Captain America: Civil War
Chris Evans is like Captain America in many ways. I mean, we all remember the fact that they had to edit the footage to make him look all skinny and frail and that “after” shot of him looking fit as hell – that’s just real Chris. So in case, you wanted to know what did it look like when he was trying to stop a helicopter with his bare hands in the movie – here you go.
That famous scene where Neo dodges the bullets in the Matrix was pretty impressive considering that movie was made in 1999. The greenscreen work there is insane and Keanu Reeves did a great job, even if he was held up by wires. But let’s be real, no one could do that without the wires.
Superman taking off in flight looks so cool in the movies, but do you know how silly it looks while they’re filming it? He’s not flying, he’s not being pulled up by wired for the shot. They just do this sudden move and look up abruptly. And then it’s edited in post-production with other shots of him flying.
Chris Hemsworth looks pretty impressive whether he’s wearing his Thor costume or not, that man is built to be a superhero. But it’s pretty funny to see that some of the most intense scenes and serious stares that he gives in the movie were filmed in front of nothing but a green screen and he did get tangled in his cape quite a lot.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
And we’ll leave you with these amazing images showing exactly how silly the magical world looks like before the actual magic of editing. All those magical creatures they ride and pet and how they interact with them. Our favourite has to be that cat-shaped thing Eddie Redmayne is supposed to be looking at.