Marvel Studios is approaching the End of Phase Two of its Cinematic Universe (Phase Three will Start in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War) with the smallest Marvel Hero Ant-Man. The first Trailer looks very humorous.
These two movies are good examples for using practical effects in larger scales. The practical stuntwork of Spiderman swinging looks incredible.
In Inception Christopher Nolan unleashed a whole train (without visual effects!)
It’s Hammer Time! Look at the epic visual effects of Thor and the sequel The Dark World.