Monday, 9 October 2017

Assassin's Creed

ASSASSIN’S CREED (2016)

Based on a game, this sci-fi action movie features an Agusta Westland AW-109, used by the villains as a getaway vehicle from their HQ in Madrid. 


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Vigilante Diaries

VIGILANTE DIARIES (2016)

One scene in this Tarantino styled actioner includes a Eurocopter AS-350 A-Star hovering over Los Angeles. A rescue mission begins with the diversion of a toy quad-copter used as a flying bomb. 


Later, a Robinson R-44 Clipper II lands at an airfield to pick up a mobster and his girlfriend. Another Robinson R-44 and a Huey are seen parked outside the aircraft hanger.



Friday, 29 September 2017

Dr Strange



Marvel’s remake of the modern magician’s debut has a Sikorsky S-76. 


The helicopter is frozen, along with a lightning flash, in the night sky of New York, when time stops for the astral forms to ponder eternity and mortality. 


Monday, 25 September 2017

IDR

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (2016)



This sci-fi disaster movie is a belated yet epic sequel that includes a scene with three Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks taking off from a hospital’s roof-top heli-pad in Washington D.C. 



There’s also a ‘Marine One’ presidential flight using advanced technology, so it’s not actually a helicopter. During the alien attack, this machine fails to save a woman from a collapsing building.



Friday, 22 September 2017

Kill Command

KILL COMMAND (2016) 


British shoot ’em up against military robots, this low-budget actioner boasts twin co-axial rotor-craft as troop transports like a futuristic Osprey copter, with articulated legs for VTOL anywhere. This vehicle is used to fly a small team on a training mission to an island battle zone. 


There are twin-rotor mini-drones, deployed for surveillance in the woods, that flap around the soldiers. At the movie’s end, the big transport flight returns to pick-up survivors.      

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

TMNT: OOTS

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS (2016)



This live-action sequel movie features a Bell 427 chasing the police convoy. The chopper uses a magnet to pull the top off a prison van and free a convict. 



The low-flying helicopter also evades a net launched by the heroes, while the villain escapes through a teleportation portal. 



Thursday, 24 August 2017

Hologram For The King

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING (2016)



This comedy drama, about an American salesman (Tom Hanks) in Saudi Arabia, features a Bell 430 flight, and a couple of Bell 205 transports in a scene where the Arabian king arrives in Jeddah.