Thanks to the marvels of modern moving-making technology, you can make your actors look like they're fighting bad guys on a plane, a boat, or in the jungle. You can have an entire cast of peeps sipping a coffee brand that paid heavily to be featured in your film while fighting hordes of nightmarish villains that are, in reality, blocks of foam.
And that's all thank to the magic of green screens and CGI.
Shooting on location is pretty much a thing of the past. I mean, why risk doing something outdoors where you have zero control of natural elements, noise, and strange people crowding around, when you can easily throw up a bunch of green tarps in a warehouse with nice acoustics and call it a day?
Thanks to CGI artists, we're able to buy that Daenerys in Game of Thrones is actually petting a dragon and not some guy in a bodysuit. Now it's one thing to hear that and nod in appreciation, but it's another thing to see all of the graphics and computer effects stripped away. What we're left with are scenes that are flat out hilarious.
This Twitter user brings up a good point: it must take a ridiculous amount of concentration to deliver convincing performances when you're just hanging out with someone in a leotard.
Remember this scene from Guardians of the Galaxy?
Or how about this weirdness from Alice in Wonderland?
Well this is how it turned up in post.
Spoiler alert, guys. Bella wasn't really petting a wolf, just some dude in a gray onesie.
The pre-production shots are pretty great.
Look at her ride this "dragon" with such intent.
The new Beauty & The Beast would've been much better if the whole thing was shot with him without CGI.
Bet you didn't think the tiger from Life of Pi was a blue plushie.
Actual piers are for n00bs.
No time machine? No problem.
People were just as shocked that the actors could maintain their professionalism in the face of such obvious ridiculousness.
Right?? I’ve always thought it would be terribly hard to not giggle all the time during the shoot.— Scott Banacka (@ScottBanacka) March 28, 2018
While others were upset that some voice actors weren't physically on location.
For many though, it was an eye-opening experience that proved actors didn't live the crazy glamorous life that they originally thought.
Everyone always thinks of actors as overpaid divas living the high life.— Rob D. (@daltonator) March 28, 2018
If only they had even an inkling of what a shoot day looked like.
Cherish your actors that perform in CGI-heavy situations, people.
We’ve all been there. You swipe right on Tinder, decide on a place to meet, and realize about five minutes in that leaving your house in the first place was a huge error. Maybe you feel like you’ve been catfished because they look nothing like their photos (surprise!), or perhaps you quickly realize they weren’t being sarcastic in their profile when they said their favorite band was The Beatles.
Whatever the case may be, there’s no flying spark to indicate this is the person of your dreams. And maybe you’re the mature kind of individual who can finish their drink, bring up the fact that you don’t see a future together, split the bill, and head your own separate ways. Bravo!
But what if you’re not? u/PM_Me_YourTinyBoobs kindly addressed this very question on Reddit when he asked what a person could say to instantly derail a date. The answers ranged from painfully incestuous to downright hilarious.
Next time you just need to shut it down really quickly and abruptly, these are some perfect lines you can use.
When I had my first drink, I didn't have much of a frame of reference, but I knew that a drink order says a lot about a person. So I chose wisely and just imitated whoever I thought was cool when I was growing up. And there's no one cooler than Clint Eastwood in any Western, ever.
So I ordered myself a whiskey. Neat. I didn't enjoy it. I didn't like the flavor. But I stuck with that drink every time I went out with my friends. I tried different types of whiskey and settled on Jameson. Why? Image. It was all image.
Although I don't really drink that much anymore, when I do, I let my best friend either make my drink or at least decide what I should be sippin' on (he's an amazing bartender), because I clearly have no idea what I'm doing. And he's probably doing me a solid by making me look like I'm somewhat cultured in front of other bartenders. Because, as I've learned in this AskReddit post, there are stereotypes associated with particular drinks and they can get pretty judgmental.
There are plenty of ways to troll a sleeping friend while on a road trip. My personal favorite is parking the car in front of a light pole or a wall, flashing your lights, and having everyone in the car at the same time scream their heads off as if you're all about to die.
That's one way to wake them up.
But Eria found a different approach to trolling her boyfriend, Scott, that had a much longer effect: she enlisted the help of the I'm Telling God Facebook group in roasting him mercilessly for his soporific ways. As a result, the 'Sleepy Scott' meme was born.