5 jaw-dropping CG movie moments

As movie fans you live for those moments of magic, those moments where you're transported to another world, where you're scared out of your wits, or maybe where you're simply forced to question things that you've never questioned before. In the last 25 years the continued developments in visual effects have helped movies become more visceral, and we've now reached a point where the real and imagined are almost impossible to separate.

In this article we celebrate hallmark moments in visual effects, but not simply visual effects that signalled the progressive enhancement of the craft, but those that also combined a theatrical flourish which, when combined with CG, stunned audiences with their brilliance.

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Dan Oliver

Over the last 20 years, Dan has edited a number of print magazines and websites, including Computer Arts, 3D World and ImagineFX, and has written for publications including the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United Magazine, T3, and many more. He is currently the digital editor of Creative Bloq's sister magazine, Wallpaper*.