Fake Rocket Raccoon attacks a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Image: Disney

When your movie stars a walking tree and talking raccoon, it goes without saying there are lots of CG effects. But in this brand new behind-the-scenes clip from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, you’ll be amazed at the number of practical effects director James Gunn and his team used to create this scene of Rocket leaping through trees, and the Ravagers attempts to shoot him down.

Watching that scene, I never would have guessed that Gunn had done all those explosions and gunshots practically. This is just another great example of how modern filmmakers can blend VFX with old-school practical effects for the best... well, effect.


This clip and more will be available when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits digital on August 8 and Blu-ray August 22.