For those who can’t instantly recall the Oscar nominees outside of the Best Picture category, this year’s Best Visual Effects contenders are Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And beyond those five, many more submitted reels showing how their impressive work in VFX artistry to make their respective films come alive.
Some of these reels have now come online, and it shows you how amazing both CG heavy movies like Mad Max and The Martian can be when put alongside smaller pictures like Straight Outta Compton. These reels should help you better understand that sometimes the best visual effects doesn’t necessarily mean the most visual effects. Both have their place, which is to best serve the filmmaker’s vision.
Via The Film Stage [Warning: These reels may contain spoilers.]