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.


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Hard Target 2

HARD TARGET 2 (2016)

This action-packed sequel by Roel Reine is a tribute movie to John Woo, maker of the original Hard Target (1993). The movie features a Eurocopter EC-135P-2 as the villain’s helicopter, that hovers above the penthouse of a tower block in Bangkok, before flying the hero to a military camp in the jungle. 


In the climax, the EC-135 returns with gun-men aboard, tracking the hero’s stolen speedboat down the River Kwai. After some low-flying stunts, the helicopter drops off some bad guys on a bridge at the border.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

BFG

The BFG (2016)

Steven Spielberg’s live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant book is a fantasy adventure with military helicopters following BFG to mythical ‘giant country’. 


Troops capture the rogue giants in haulage nets so that six Boeing Chinooks and three Sikorsky Skycranes can air-lift the monsters away to an uninhabited island.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Operation Mekong

OPERATION MEKONG 


This Asian actioner features a red Bell 429 GlobalRanger landing next to a Eurocopter EC-135, that’s parked in a jungle clearing with another EC-135, and a yellow AS-350B3e A-Star. The movie also includes a mini-copter drone spying on street activity.


Later, there’s a flying stunt with a man dangling on a rope from the A-Star swooping over the jungle.



The climactic assault begins with the GlobalRanger and two EC-135 choppers, taking off with police troops aboard on a mission to capture the chief villain. 


The Bell 429 and the A-Star are used to pick-up the heroes, while the yellow EC-135 helicopter is tracking a speed-boat chase. 


The chopper swoops down to drop a rope and hoist up the heroes, and the injured villain, but enemy gunfire forces it to withdraw from the scene before the rescue is complete. 


Monday, 24 July 2017

Dead Rising 2

DEAD RISING: ENDGAME (2016)

This action thriller with zombies is a sequel movie to Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015). In a montage for the movie’s title sequence, there is a video library clip of an AS-350 A-Star in flight. 


For the climactic escape from a quarantine zone, a Eurocopter AS-355 TwinStar is the heroes’ getaway vehicle. In a gory stunt, one zombie is beheaded by the helicopter’s whirling rotor blades.