There were still some visual effects added, of course, but even without them, "Mad Max: Fury Road" is still jaw-dropping stuff. ESportsTV (h/t Uproxx) spliced together a compilation of raw footage, sans CGI, and it looks nearly as good as the final movie.
Those skull-pounding crashes, fearsome explosions, the flamethrowers, the aerial work — all of that was done real-time. Of course, CGI added wonderful touches to the movie, but it's amazing to see how much of it Miller was able to accomplish with practical effects.
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