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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Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Hulkbuster Photo: Film Frame ©Marvel Studios 2018 /

3. Bruce Banner's floating head in Infinity War

For a movie as crowded with many different superheroes and action scenes as Avengers: Infinity War, its VFX holds up surprisingly well almost 99% of the time. That other 1% however... it's maddening.

Thor making an entrance in the battle of Wakanda near the end of the movie is one of the highlights of Infinity War as a whole. So we definitely could've done without that one poorly done shot of Bruce Banner opening the helmet of the Hulkbuster suit and telling the bad guys they're screwed now. The CGI in this single moment is so bad it distracts from an otherwise perfect sequence.

The movement of Bruce's head doesn't match the one from the Hulkbuster suit at all, so the former looks like it's floating inside the metal armor. This one little moment goes on to prove that the devil is in the details when it comes to creating movies, but it was nowhere to be found in this shot.

2. Pip the Troll

In Marvel's defense, Pip the Troll isn't a protagonist or even a secondary character in Eternals. He appears as a cameo in the post-credits scene for only a couple of minutes, so we can't really blame them for not putting too much effort into his 3D model. That being said, I wonder how anybody saw this scene in post-production and didn't think to themselves "Yeah, we need more time to polish the CGI here".

Throughout this ranking, we've said how some animations/characters seemed like they had been pulled straight from a video game. Well, if that were to be the case again, Pip the Troll wouldn't have come from a PS5 or even a PS4 game, but we're talking about PS3 territory here.

Yeah, it's that bad.

Let's just hope that if we ever see him again in the future, he also comes with more polished effects.