We live in an era where visual effects can make or break a movie. Remember Wolverine Origins and the dodgy CGI used to simulate Logan’s trademark claws in a number of the scenes? Or even G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and some of the effects for the desert sand and the Howlers? While the movie is still only an eagerly anticipated phenomenon here in the United States at this point, what we’ve seen of Retaliation promises some top-notch visual effects. The snow avalanche and the destruction of the Cobra satellite looks amazing– as does the motorcycle-to-missiles sequence. Even with a reduced budget when compared to its lackluster predecessor, director Jon M. Chu appears to have maximized his FX budget on the key sequences that couldn’t be shot practically… and the result looks stunning.
Okay, now how soon can I reserve tickets to a midnight showing?
You can check out the rest of Twitziller’s Countdown to G.I. Joe Retaliation images below: