VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGi 36 (ft. Freddie Wong)

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Sam and Niko sit down with their old pal Freddie to breakdown some bad and great Hollywood VFX, as well as their own!
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  • oh my god I didn't realize that was Freddie Wong for the whole video lmao

  • I am so glad speed racer is getting attention!!! 😌👌

  • Speed racers is one of the msot underrated movies, the final race is a cinematic masterpiece.

  • I actually saw that Minecraft video back in the day, man it was so cool seeing that!!

  • they would like Redline

  • Grow that beard out my guy

  • Just a smaller beard

  • no beard

  • why were you mentioning austria?

  • I'm glad there are actual fans of Speed Racer that just watch it and go. That was fun.

  • Redline?

  • buy a foxbody mustang need one in your life

  • Terminator 2 for a CGI or and/or Stunt People React! The T-1000 hold up to this day, and that dude running from a moving pickup to a semi, or that helicopter sequence?! Still incredible...

  • I'd love to see Captain D on one of these episodes

  • The big guy looks like he is uninterested in Freddie words and doesn't want to be cut off when he talks. Like he's there coz of his channel. If he could he leave.

  • Go spaghetti mustache. Like a evil genius. Ones where he can pull on the end. But look sexy evil doing it. Or old Japanese videos, the master with the string stache and bushy beard. Freddie Wong.

  • I’m 5 months late but... NO BEARD

  • Is there any way we could watch your super old stuff like the early 2000s and stuff? Like where could we watch it or find them? Could we watch them on the alamdv website? Cause it would be really interesting to watch stuff when you guys were first starting out.

  • The Speed Racer movie didn’t get NEARLY the appreciation it deserved when it came out!

  • I've loved the live action speed racer movie for years, and to see these guys so excited about it makes me happy

  • Speed racer is like... Car Fu

  • That throttle/stick whatever it is from the first Speedracer clip is a Saitek/Logitech X52 throttle turned on its side.

  • Fwi I'm gonna binge all of vghs after this.

  • no beard

  • I’m so happy to see Speed Racer

  • Can you guys react to King Arthur? The cg fight scenes are insane

  • Every time this video appears on my recommended list I click just to see Freddie's excitement talking about Speed Racer

  • Interesting fact "The One" and "Independence Day" were the first Blu-rays I ever bought haha

  • Beard

  • Homeboy just shave your jaw. Keep the beard where it is longest on your chin and then grow it to the floor. Is it super Asian? Yes. Can you pull it off better than Mr. MIYAGI? ABSOLUTLEY. get that thin shit off your mutton chops though its immature.

  • There is no Scott Pilgrim without Speed Racer. Speed Racer did the insane unrealism and hyper editing first and it’s good to see it be appreciated.

  • I said it once to my friends and I’ll say it again. Speed Racer was way ahead of its time in the movie industry and got dumped by the critics. It’ll be one of my favourite movies of all-time. 💜✨

  • Sollthar on VFX artist react when?

  • Speed Racer was so fucking ahead of its time

  • Dude I’m so glad people finally noticed the speed racer movie, it has to be one of if not THE most under appreciated movie ever

  • Do Pearl Harbor

  • is it just me or does sam not like freddie too much. was there some beef years back?

  • this was like the trinity of youtube shortfilms and specialfx.

  • Go full Fu-man-chu

  • no beard

  • Best speed racer clip by far is "The Top" from initial D.

  • 2012 Dredd first gun fight scene I would love to see a VFX breakdown

  • Nostalgia Critic in his Smurfs review called that thing where the scenes have no kinetic energy 'movement porn, where everything happens at the same speed and there's no variation in how the camera reacts to it so it seems dull. Scenes in RackaRacka have a lot of movement in the camera and action so you feel more invested because it all looks so much more high energy. That Civil War fight has the same problem, the camera is always moving at the same speed following the action so it feels slower and dull.

  • Wow, Freddie looks great! I need to know his diet! I have about a hundred pounds to lose. And I think no beard, you worked so hard to lose that weight , show off that mug, brother!

  • Killer bean makes no sense but it was actually beautifully done

  • I dont know freddie like a lot of people do here, but I love his passion for this stuff

  • A great thing they did in The One was having good and bad Jet Li have different fighting styles. Bad Li is all straight lines and brute force while Good Li is more concentric and fluid.

  • Goat beard

  • React to Coma... RUSSIAN movie... Kind of like inception.. . But in coma...

  • Speed Racer is still the 1st movie I watch on every new TV I buy. It was a whole new experience with the subwoofer upgrade to the sound system.


  • Half beard, vertically.

  • speed racer sucks

  • asian beard. chin only and long

  • Do Meet Dave & Valerian

  • Longer beard!

  • Kind of new here, have they done a video reacting to Transformers?

  • Does anyone else remember freddies guitar hero video waaay back in the day? So freakin funny in retrospect

  • Hey react to "Ready player one (2018)" I think it has best CG In the movie.

  • Sollthar is a legend!

  • 1 man just like the astartes guy

  • I hope he left the beard....

  • Speed Racer is such a shit film though 😂

  • Deadpool please...

  • Freddie wearing shorts and sandals is basically how me and my dad show up to a family reunion


  • Speeeddddd raceeeer

  • Man Freddy really made some of my childhood

  • PLEASE REACT TO ANIMUSIC! (Also, maybe try and revive it as well 😜) #React #VFX #Animation #CGI

  • Speed racer sucked

  • Speed Racer is great, and yes a masterpiece. I watch it at least once a year. Everything y'all said about it is spot on.

  • Goddamn I loved those like single frame flashes of Tyler in fight club. It was such a cool but missable detail.

  • Speed racer is a good movie and looking at it while like 90% of it is effects looking at it just makes you feel like "yeah I can so drive a t180."

  • I hate when people look like rubber

  • 2001 great but it kinda doesn't hold up so well tbh

  • For Animator's react, watch the animated movie 'RedLine'. If you like Speedracer's kinetic energy, the RedLine is like that but on roids.

  • Wait- u guys made those old minecraft videos i grew up with? I have been looking for those videos for years

  • 9:11 All things considered like; the video somehow corrupting, or it's in the footage of how they did the VFX and that's the only video of that footage you could find only the internet. it's probably Adobe Premier Pro, I hate Adobe Premier Pro because of how much it costs, I hate Adobe in general.

  • That shot in speed racer gives me the goosebumps, no lie.

  • "Speed Racer" is a terrible film, narratively, its cast lead, and in terms of overall execution. They should have used in-camera effects, and photo realistic digital effects. Why? You can't feel the weight of the cars (betraying the effects), when the vehicles leave the ground/road...and/or when they are impacted by other vehicles. "The Fast and the Furious" sells racing shots much better. Even better than that, are the shots from the "Mad Max"/"Road Warrior" films. If I shot Speed Racer, I'd have used full-sized mock up of the cars...and raced them on a real racetrack. Further. I would have used radio controlled miniatures for some of the more exotic race track shots. The slavish use of CGI, in Speed Racer, was just lazy...and looked exactly like what it was; video game like CGI. The original animated series was better, and the in-camera race shots from "Viva Las Vegas" that inspired the cartoon...were also much better. As per the city environments, I would have created a production design that closely mirrors that of "Blade Runner" and "Akira". Ultimately, Speed Racer should have had the realism of "Bound", "The Matrix", and "V for Vendetta". Instead, we received a dumbed downed version of the cartoon...where there are no consequences for ones actions...and no one ever gets hurt. In the original cartoon, people got killed. That created emotional tension, and made you care about the characters and the attached stakes in a race. Instead, we received the "Spy Kids 3-D" version of Speed Racer. Keanu Reeves would have made a great Speed Racer or Racer X.

    • @Akalanka: You are correct, but that is the problem with the movie. The Wachowskis saw "Spy Kids 3-D" and wanted to make a movie like that for their nephew and here we are. As fluff entertainment for a 5 or 10 year old, who is raised softly, I guess it's perfect--but I was raised with the original "Speed Racer" cartoon, "Star Trek" and TV Westerns--which amid episodic violence, they depicted a moral/ethical dilemma. The characters, good or bad, had a choice to kill or not to kill. This was also in the era of "Star Wars" and "Space Cruiser Yamato"/"Star Blazers"...and even "Johnny Socko's Flying Robot", where real death was depicted. As such, it gave me a certain respect for the heroes and their on-screen sacrifices...to know that they were risking all in order to do good things for others. In other words, there is a certain emotional gravitas to the material--even for shows and movies meant for kids--because the stakes are high--and you are instantly made to appreciate those stakes. In the live-action version of Speed Racer, the consequences for action or inaction where only getting beaten up...or your car turning into a safety ball--thus allowing you to survive. As a result, it ultimately made the movie play flat. Combine that with the poor acting performance of the film's lead (an uninspired casting choice)...and I checked out of the film emotionally speaking--from that point on, there was nothing left to watch but video game style graphics--and pretty wipe style edits. My point is the following. We have seen numerous Star Wars rip-offs...and even numerous poor Star Wars films--each of them had great effects/or CGI (at least to a point)...but of their vast number--the films that stayed with us...were the ones where the stories/plots and the character arcs were great and emotionally weighty--for that is the dividing line between a classic film, and throw away garbage. The live-action version of Speed Racer belongs in the lower tier of films. If they could have only given us a movie like "Back to the Future", in feel...and in terms of casting and acting performances; and most importantly, in terms of sheer great writing and direction--I would have applauded it. Lastly--I saw a making of Speed Racer documentary, and there was a segment that focused on the FX team--that was shockingly eyeopening about the entire production. Instead of having their FX team focus on creating environments and revolutionary effects shots--many of them, as their first task, were asked to make racing car logos for months. They could have easily assigned interns to do that--hell, you or I could have done that. My point? This should inform you of where the focus of the production was--it was all about visual spectacle, over substance.

    • In my opinion, Speed Racer (the movie) is better unrealistic, without the cars being bound by physics, and it wasn't meant to be emotionally heavy with actual death. Speed Racer emulates a cheesy, over-the-top experience of visual ecstasy with trailing lights and flying sparks, putting less focus on the drama and more on the hype. Sure, the storyline isn't great, and the style isn't for everyone, but asking for this movie to be realistic misses what it is. Also, check this: ischats.info/fun/oNuufGV_gmKEeaI/v-deo

  • beard, as is.

  • Keep the beard but make it shorter

  • Man, Speed Racer is a classic

  • 1. No beard only moustache and chin 2. revive your YT channel

  • I fucking love speed racer so goddamn much, and I'm glad someone finally gives it the love it deserves

  • Can you redo the home made movie, but with moderne technique

  • Go bald 😁

  • Vghs led me to corridor crew

  • The speed racer movie is my child hood. Bc of speed racer I love car and racing and the movie is a special effects masterpiece. I have watched the movie atleast 10 times

  • the thing freddie mentioned about the emotional energy being expressed through imagery is exactly why anime is so great sometimes, the japanese anime film, A Silent Voice, gives a really good example. near the end, the main character, who had basically shut himself off from the world begins to open himself up to the world again. in the film his connection being cut-off is built around the fact that to him, people's faces are blocked off with giant x marks on their heads, which also symbolises his tendency to even avoid looking at people directly in the face/eye which is also shown in the film. anyways, at the end, he covers his ears, because he's also "cut off" the sound of the outside world, and he slowly lifts his face, and drops his hands, at the same time the x marks on everyone's face around him falls off like a piece of paper, floating on the wind, and the moment is accentuated by the music lifting up to a crescendo of "victory" or joy, and the sound of the actual crowd around him also comes into focus, creating a cacophony of sound showcasing him reconnecting with the world around him in sooooo many different ways, showcasing his metaphorical mental and emotional changes, its honestly an incredibly brilliant piece of art.

  • Speed racer was one of the movies that I grew up watching and watched it more than 30 times. I’m glad it got the appreciation it deserves

  • Bruh I grew up watching Freddie

    • I miss that guy. I wish he could do more.

    • His Dungeons and Daddies podcast is hilarious!

  • Speed Racer was like a kid ate all the candy in the store and vomited on film. It sucked.

  • They're not clones. They're the same person from different universes. Also, make the beard super long and the hair also. I want to see old and wise Freddie Wong

  • Speed racer is not cinnema

  • should do a react with/on racka racka

  • It’s been 3 months and I can still get a free trial off their link. First 1000 my ass. I already knew these advertisers sucked


  • Speed racer was a shit film though ? 😂

  • beard-free :)