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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5. Black Panther vs Killmonger

Black Panther is one of the best and most polished MCU projects ever to be released, even going as far as earning a nomination for the Best Picture category at the Oscars. However, there's one sequence in particular that isn't up to the same level of quality as the rest of the movie, and that's the final fight between Black Panther and Killmonger.

The whole thing feels like a video game cut scene, as both characters feel very "floaty" in the way they punch each other and jump great heights without seemingly a lot of effort. So what exactly went wrong? Well, VFX artist Todd Sheridan Perry has since talked about how this whole sequence was undercooked due to time constraints and how they had to focus on other big action scenes instead.

Granted, this one fight doesn't reflect how good the rest of the movie looks. But whenever we watch it, we can't help but feel like delaying the release date of Black Panther a little to ensure its VFX was always up to standard wouldn't have been all that bad.

4. Engine explosion in Black Widow

When Black Widow was first released in theaters and Disney+, this particular scene made headlines for all the bad reasons. Superhero movies usually have few practical sets and, instead, are filmed against a green screen. Unfortunately, that can become evident in some sequences like the airport fight in Captain America: Civil War or the Quantum Realm scenes in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. However, this was particularly obvious when Yelena Belova blew up a sky base's engine in Black Widow.

This scenes screams "GREEN SCREEN" in all caps. But if that wasn't enough, then the way Yelena is thrown away by the explosion's ripple effect is the cherry on top. Granted, what follows this not-so-good CGI moment is an exhilarating free-falling sequence that looks really good. But that doesn't take away from the fact that the event that set it in motion is considered to be one of the worst MCU VFX moments by fans worldwide.