I'm not at all shy in my dislike of CGI in movies. I HATE IT, HATE IT, HATE IT. Then tonight as I was watching ANTICHRIST, the Chaos Reigns fox scene sparked something in me that made me remember all of the other shitty movies with CGI animals in them. This list is by no means complete and I urge you to write your own worst in the comments section. This list is simply 10 examples that myself and my friend Tommy could come up with in about 20 minutes. We intentionally left out all SyFy movies, stuff like Frankenfish and KING KONG, but made it a rule that we had to have a YouTube video with each one to spotlight just how shitty the animals were in the scenes. I've also decided that putting the year next to the title of the film is essential so you can look at how, for instance, stuff in the new Indiana Jones movie is way worse than stuff in JUMANJI (I thought it would make the list, but compared to the ten we chose, it didn't look that bad). If we would've had videos or videos that we would've been able to embed from YouTube, I AM LEGEND and DAY AFTER TOMORROW would've DEFINITELY been on the list. Since they weren't, I present to you, the shittiest CGI animals ever created by man:10. ERASER (1996)- CROCODILEWe have another crocodile scene coming up in the top 10, but the reason this one wasn't ranked higher is because they actually used some real crocs in the scene AND this one was from 1996. Something we've noticed after we compiled the list is that the films from the 90's are ranked lower than films in the late 2000's.9. DEEP BLUE SEA (1999)- SHARKI legitimately like this movie and LOVE this scene. This kinda ranked up there with when Seagal bit the big one in EXECUTIVE DECISION as far as unexpected deaths go.8. THE RING TWO (2005)- DEERI stopped watching any horror out of Japan in the mid 2000's and definitely wasn't going near the remakes, so this one was pointed out to me by my friend Tommy. When I asked him what movies he could think of that had bad CGI animals in them, this was the first one he spouted off. I think you can see why.7. ANTICHRIST (2009)- FOXI know, I know. It's hard to make a fox talk, but really? This? The vagina cutting and leg wheeling looked more believable. Someone get a fox voice coach over here on the double!6. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007)- DEERThis scene destroyed me when I saw it for the first time in theaters. This was my favorite movie of 2007 and I'm still scratching my head as to why this looked so bad.5. ROGUE (2007)- CROCODILEAfter WOLF CREEK, I was so psyched that Doug McLean was going to be doing a killer croc movie in Australia. I couldn't help but think that he had seen DARK AGE before and would totally one up it. Then, I put ROGUE in, actually enjoyed it for the first 9/10ths and then someone faxed this crocodile in and it totally ruined the thing for me. Boo!4. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)- CHOOSE YOUR OWN SHITTY CGI ANIMALI cannot begin to explain the problems with this movie, mainly being the ridiculously bad CGI. When the gopher popped out of its hole at the beginning, it was an omen. The monkey scene was also unforgivable. I found this Behind The Scenes clip of the ant scene on YouTube and it's actually kind of perfect for this list. It shows you how many people go into the process of making these abominations and how they actually think this stuff looks good. Note: It doesn't.3. SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006)- SNAKE (DUH)This selection was really easy. Like shooting CGI fish in a digital barrel. I gave myself a headache because I rolled my eyes so hard at this scene. There are lots worse looking CGI snakes in this movie, but this one kinda sums all of it up perfectly. Plus, "Snake Gets The Guy's Weiner" could possibly be my favorite YouTube video title ever.2. LOST (2004)- POLAR BEARWhoa mama! Right around the 10th episode or so, there is a scene where Walt is trapped behind some reeds and the polar bear is scratching at them. Yeah. If you saw that, it was mind blowingly shitty. I love the show, but like most things on this list....they almost reach perfection, but suffer from earth shatteringly bad digital effects.1. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008)- CATSThe absolute KING OF BAD CGI. This movie IS PERFECT except for this scene. I remember the first time I saw this I was sitting with about 8 other people in a theater at the Alamo. When this scene ended, everyone looked at each other and collectively asked what the hell was going on. It is so glaringly horrible! 1 real cat > 1,000 digital cats.
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