Does James Bond films use special effects? Insider reveals TRUTH

JAMES BOND movies come around every few years and are always huge events - but do they use special effects?

PUBLISHED: 14:49, Thu, Sep 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:52, Thu, Sep 3, 2020

James Bond movies have got bigger and better over the years. They have gone from plastic, underwater crocodile submarines to some very impressive gadgets and even bigger explosions. But with all the flashy new car chases and actions sequences, do they use special effects?


One insider, Luke Armstrong spoke exclusively to about the release of his new movie, Solitary, which features two prisoners lost in space and forced to do whatever is necessary to return to earth.

Before making his directorial debut, Luke worked on major movies such as Skyfall and Spectre, and had real insight into the world of visual effects.

Speaking about the use of digital compositing in Bond, Luke said: “Compositing is an artform and it should be seamless really especially in films like Bond where they really care about doing things practically.

“I have to say Bond does do most things for real - there are very few big VFX shots in it, it’s [the job] more tidying stuff up and little things.

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James Bond - does it use special effects?James Bond - does it use special effects? (Image: Eon)

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“But other films like the Fast and Furious franchise make no secret of using big digital cars and stuff and outlandish stunts which are done digitally.

“But there are different styles in different films.”

While it is surprising to think the huge set pieces performed in Bond movies are just that, performed, it

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