The videos show Karen Gillan and Chris Pratt seeing the doll for the first time and seem genuinely taken aback by its realism. They also revealed that the fake Pratt weighed just 35 pounds, allowing Gillan to carry it with relative ease. And besides the extremely detailed face design, which features beard and freckles, perhaps the most disturbing part of the whole thing is the fact that the doll can “breathe”. That, and the unsettling way that the thing gently bounced as Gillan walked toward the camera, mimicked the lifeless weight of a deceased Pratt with alarming precision. Check out the videos below.
These videos of Chris Pratt dolls (you can watch them with audio on TikTok) is more than a terrifying glimpse into a murky world where hope itself has perished. While we’re all preoccupied with conversations about how digital effects have evolved and are all about “sub-surface dispersion” and “that ray tracing,” effects artists fact has also stepped up their game. The Pratt doll actually looks completely lifelike, proving how far we’ve come since the jarring footage of Arnie’s fake head in “Terminator”.
It’s great to see Gunn and company use realistic effects in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie—especially one filled with digital VFX. Let’s hope we see more of this in the future (but in a less heartbreaking form) and maybe we can avoid seeing Terrible CGI of a movie like “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” ever again.