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You probably already know that many movies use visual effects to enhance (or sometimes ruin) our cinematic experience, but you probably didn't realize just how often - and to what extent - such effects are used in the modern-day film industry.

Sure we know that the tiger in Life of Pi wasn't real (we all know that, right?). Nor was most of what we saw in The Avengers. Oh, and Alice in Wonderland. That wasn't real either. Sorry. But you might be surprised to learn that other movies have also been digitally manipulated, and in ways that you might not expect. Take a look at the revealing before-and-after pictures we've compiled for you below to see what we mean. You'll never look at movies in the same way again.

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Game Of Thrones

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Guardians Of The Galaxy

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel bad for the actor (Sorry I don't know his name >.<) in the green thing....he must be thinking about how weird it is to be petted by a giant muscle dude.....I mean come on, look at his face! XD

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The Hobbit

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the only thing that stands out to me is the extra hair they added over Bilbo's ear.

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The Great Gatsby

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The Dark Knight

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The Matrix

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

when you move your mouse across the picture/gif/idk it looks cool

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Alice In Wonderland

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Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

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The Wolf Of Wall Street

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The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

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The Avengers

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see a face in her hair. Lower right area. Guess it's just an optical illusion.

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The Walking Dead

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Still looks like something from The Walking Dead without all the editing and CGI

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

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Deadpool

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Game Of Thrones

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Game Of Thrones

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King Arthur

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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Robocop

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's just another sad case of a human stealing a robots job. It's happening everywhere.

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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Game Of Thrones

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The Martian

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They faked the Martian!?! You're probably going to tell me the Moon landing never happened...

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Into The Woods

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate this movie.. I hate the musical. It's like Shrek with no ogres and more b******t.

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The Chronicles Of Narnia

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must have been real awkward to have someone record you climbing a bunch of rocks

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They made his cloak long enough to sweep the floors. Magic at its finest. DustRepellio

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Game Of Thrones

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The Monuments Men

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Game Of Thrones

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Episodes

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It must be truly harder to act in the movies of today than it was 80 years ago.

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Ugly Betty

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it really cheaper to animate it then to just go shooting in the street? So weird...

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The Homesman

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Prometheus

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300

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This isn't 300. This screenshot is from 300:Rise of an Empire. You shouldn't confuse the two movies. The first movie was cool, clings more to the book, has more sense, and the guys are so f*ckeable. The latter one is just sad, doesn't even compare to 300's level (despite Eva Green's tit show, it's a meh-- movie)

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Elysium

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The grey suits with the band's would be a funny halloween costume for your robot of choice.

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300 - Rise Of An Empire

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Robocop

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Angela Barajas
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so update today i couldnt find a toilet so i instead i pooped in my cats litter box

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