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Watch this: breaking down the visual effects of 'The Hobbit'

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gollum muscles vfx
gollum muscles vfx

If we took issue with The Hobbit, it wasn't because of the special effects. Peter Jackson's Weta Digital studio is known for its stellar effects work, and has released a video showing how some of the movie's scenes were composed. It's stunning to see entire environments conjured from thin air, and, as /Film points out, Weta Digital's work makes the CGI cityscapes of Looper look tame in comparison. The effects company has a few more "behind the scenes" videos on its YouTube page, so if you're interested in how Andy Serkis was transformed into Gollum, you can head over for a more in-depth look.