When it comes to modern blockbusters, digital effects are simply par for the course.
After all, if you want to see Robert Downey Jr. soaring through the air in his Iron Man armour, or 'Big Lebowski'-esque Thor partying down with Korg, then digital effects are going to play a part in it. Yet, the most surprising thing about this video breakdown from Wired Magazine is how many things you didn't expect were digital effects.
For example, the final scene with Captain America at the age of 106 was actually shot twice - one with Chris Evans, and then one with a body double, with footage from both being meshed together. Not only that, the fight between 'Avengers Assemble'-Captain America and 'Avengers: Endgame'-Captain America was, apart from the two actors, rendered completely in digital. Even the bridge and the office plants were digital.
For 'Big Lebowski'-esque Thor, however, the effects were actually more practical than you'd expect. As previously reported, a fat suit was wrapped onto Chris Hemsworth's body, with digital effects being used to sew up the back and make it look seamless - literally, as there was a seam at the back of the fat suit. Of course, much of the video is taken up with Josh Brolin's performance as Thanos, and how they made that a reality.
It's fascinating stuff, and it's amazing how much of the movie is really just pixels moving around a screen.