10 worst CGI moments in the MCU, ranked

Watching your favorite Marvel heroes come to life on the big screen sometimes comes at a cost. Here are the worst CGI moments in the MCU.

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /
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Sometimes a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie manages to captivate you completely with its world and characters. For a moment, you forget that people can't really turn big and green or summon a magical hammer with the power to control thunder. The superhero fantasy is brought to life ever so slightly, and everything seems so real... until a bad CGI moment comes and completely takes you out of the experience.

More and more of these immersion-breaking scenes made their way onto the big screen (and the small one too!) as the MCU grew over the years. Remember when the Iron Man armor seemed like a tangible, real suit? Yeah, it's been a while. Nowadays budgets for superhero movies are higher than ever but not even that is enough to create bullet-proof CGI that looks realistic all of the time.

So with this in mind, it is time to look at the 10 worst CGI moments in the MCU and rank them from passable to "The Rock as the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns" (meaning: really bad).

10. Spider-Man suit in Homecoming

There's a major problem with Tom Holland's suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming in that it looks too perfect. One glance is enough to note Spidey's costume has no wrinkles or stitching on it. Instead, it perfectly wraps around Peter Parker as if it were glued to his body, making it appear almost like skin. While the lack of those details does give the web-slinger a "smooth" look, it, unfortunately, prevents him from feeling like a real, tangible hero.

Take the opening swinging sequence of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as an opposite example. When Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man is free-falling, we see how air flows in his suit forming these moving "wave" patterns across its back. Those little details are nowhere to be found in Homecoming, and they make a big difference when it comes to making CGI look realistic.

As time went by and more Spider-Man movies were released as part of the MCU, the visual effects team was able to find a better balance between a good-looking suit and a realistic one. But that doesn't prevent our friendly neighborhood hero from swinging its way onto this ranking thanks to the Homecoming suit.