Movie sets can be a dangerous place.
These days most big stunts and action sequences are done with the support of CGI. For modern studios and directors, it’s just not worth the risk of losing an actor or stunt person to a stunt gone wrong. While James Cameron has softened alongside Hollywood, his younger and wilder self embraced practical effects to create intense action sequences. Don’t let the word “practical” fool you, because the stunts discussed in this article are as psychotic as they are impressive.