One of the hallmarks of good CGI (and great visual effects in general) is its invisibility. Success means never letting the audience figure out what’s been made with a computer and what was done practically. By this measure, Deadpool VFX studio Atomic Fiction did a remarkable job creating one of the film’s big action sequences without using much in the way of physical actors, props, cars, or buildings. It’s around 90 percent computer-generated, and it looks great. That’s made more impressive considering the movie cost just $58 million to make—peanuts for an effects-heavy superhero film. Perhaps that’s why the writers “don’t want $150 million” to make the already greenlit Deadpool 2. They don’t need it.

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“Deadpool” Visual Effects Breakdown from Atomic Fiction on Vimeo.

[via Uproxx]

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