It’s no secret that not everything we see in movies is real. Filmmakers often spend millions to produce fantastic sets. In some cases, they use CGI to create the stunning locations we see on the big screen, all for the purpose of taking our movie-viewing experience to greater levels.
In most cases, they take inspiration from existing places and then add some elements of fantasy to it. Here are 15 real-life spots that look a lot like those stunning scenes from your favorite movies.
1. “Avatar” and Wisteria tree at Ashikaga Flower Park, Ashikaga, Japan
2. “Avengers: Infinity War” and Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines
3. “Avatar” and Bioluminescent Lagoon in Falmouth, Jamaica
4. “The Lord of the Rings” and Basilica Cistern in Turkey
5. “Up” and Tepuy Roraima in Venezuela
6. “Harry Potter” and The Great Hall of the Christ Church College, Oxford University
7. “Avatar” and Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand
It is incredible to realize that the scenes that amazed us so much in these films are actually inspired by real places and locations. It just goes to show that the world is such a beautiful place, and we don’t even need the power of technology to trick our eyes.
8. “Interstellar” and Snæfellsjökull glacier in Iceland
9. “Game of Thrones” and the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia
10. “The Lord of the Rings” and Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland
11. “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and Mount Fanjing in Tongren, China
12. “Up” and Angel Falls in Venezuela
13. “The Lord of the Rings” and St. Edward’s Church’s door in England
14. “Spirited Away” and Rekishi-no-Yado Kanaguya, Nagano, Japan
15. “Avatar” and Hallelujah Mountains in Zhangjiajie Park, China
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Nowadays, incredible computer technology and green screens can create entire worlds inside a film studio but it goes without saying that nothing still beats the awe that cinemagoers feel when seeing incredible landscapes, cool cities, or surreal historical sites from the real world.
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