CGI + live action meet in epic making-of from The Hobbit's barrel escape scene

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Mar 4, 2014

Despite the fact that some fans might argue they’re a few hours too long (A few? - Ed.), Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films are at least a lot of fun. So, want to see how they made one of the craziest action scenes in the flicks so far?

For anyone who has seen The Desolation of Smaug, you’ve probably figured out we’re referring to that epic river barrel escape scene. It looked absolutely stunning on screen, and not surprisingly, it took a boatload of movie magic to make it look so effortless.

Wired has put together an amazing making-of clip breaking down the scene, showing how they seamlessly blended CGI and live action to make it all work. Check it out below and let us know what you think:

(Via Wired)

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