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They actually blew stuff up while making 'Edge of Tomorrow'

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We live in an exciting age where computer-generated graphics can be virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, which makes big-budget movies as much about rendering farms and rooms full of digital artists as it does old-fashioned acting. But sometimes, it just feels good to fire a missile on a movie set: the critically acclaimed (but underperforming) sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow involved a lot of practical effects, it turns out, as a new montage shows. Stars Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise are shown wandering through flaming hellscapes in full armor (which looks super heavy) and getting tossed around on harnesses while flares go screaming by and explosions go off in the background.

On a personal note, I have never had the opportunity to run through a flaming hellscape for this job.