7. Driver disappears from a crashed car – The Avengers
Safety is paramount when conducting breathtaking stunts, yet sometimes this comes to the detriment of a film’s credibility. To illustrate, The Avengers’opening scene features a gripping car chase that culminates in a vehicle being flipped. However, the effect is ultimately ruined, as a subsequent shot shows the overturned vehicle to be completely empty.
6. Steve Rogers’ wind-resistant hair – The Avengers
Of course, saving the planet is important, but looking good takes top priority among the Avengers’ ranks. Certainly, Steve Rogers puts so much care into his hairstyle that his locks remain unruffled by the wind as he rides his motorcycle at the end of the team’s first cinematic outing. Obviously, S.H.I.E.L.D. has invested in some strong hair gel.
5. Reflected light screen – Iron Man 2
By all means, film crews do a great job of ensuring that their work stays hidden behind the camera. However, there are instances when keeping a low profile isn’t possible. For instance, this scene from 2010’s Iron Man 2 is flawless except for the enormous light screen reflected in Black Widow’s car window.
4. Stunt double switcheroo – The Avengers
While Scarlett Johansson played Black Widow to a tee, most of her tougher action scenes fell on stunt double Heidi Moneymaker. And although they generally blend seamlessly into one in Marvel’s set pieces, there is a noticeable switch between the two near the beginning of The Avengers. Just look out for Black Widow’s bulkier biceps during the character’s first scene.