Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Criminal

CRIMINAL (2016)
Made in the UK, this Hollywood sci-fi action thriller features an Agusta Westland AW-109E Power (G-EMHC) flying a convict (Kevin Costner) from prison to an RAF base in Dover.


Later, there are two Westland Apache gunships on patrol over another British city.



The spy chief (Gary Oldman) takes a Eurocopter AS-355 TwinStar (G-XLLL from Excel charter) flight over London to follow a van-load of Russian agents, and the helicopter lands in the grounds of a university.



This Twin-Star takes off again to pursue the hero who is driving a stolen ambulance to a small air-field for the final shoot-out.


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Day Of Reckoning

DAY OF RECKONING (2016)


This sci-fi horror begins with a montage of apocalyptic scenes that include a pair of Black Hawk gunships and two Mil Mi-24 Hind choppers in brief CGI shots of aerial combat against swarms of flying creatures. 


There’s also a couple of U.N. helicopters, a Russian Mil Mi-17 Hip transport and a Bell 212 Twin Huey, in a brief stock-footage shot.


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Central Intelligence

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2016)


This comedy action movie includes a Bell 427 that lands in the grounds of a school for the heroes to attend a class reunion party.  


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Mechanic: Resurrection


MECHANIC: RESURRECTION (2016)

This action movie sequel includes a Eurocopter AS-350B3 A-Star that lands on the bad guy’s motor yacht, moored near Bangkok.
 
 

Later, there’s a Bell 206 JetRanger flying over Sydney harbour where the hero jumps down 60 feet from the hovering helicopter into the sea.
 

 
Finally, in Bulgaria, a hospital medevac EC-145 helicopter is used by the hero, who sneaks aboard the flight to reach the heli-pad of his target’s bunker hideout.
 
 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (2016)

In this action movie sequel, about a team of mutant superheroes, a Sikorsky S-61N Silver is the featured helicopter. This big transport arrives at Xavier’s school just after the building has been demolished by an explosion.


Some of the kids are kidnapped, but three more teleport into the helicopter’s cargo cabin, as the bad guys fly to a secret military base, where the helicopter enters the complex through a tunnel in the mountainside.



One of the bad guys uses the same helicopter to escape in when his plans are ruined by pesky kids, and captured mutants break out of their prison cells.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

5th Wave

THE 5th WAVE (2016)
In this sci-fi movie about an invasion by mysterious aliens, we see a fleet of school buses arriving at the military base, where a Cobra and a Huey are parked outside of a hanger, and another Huey flies overhead.


Later, a Huey flies a squad of kids into action against the bad guys, and the helicopter returns to pick up a survivor.


When a rebel saboteur’s bombs destroy the base, a pair of Black Hawk transports get airborne to evacuate the commander.



A gun-man aboard one of the Black Hawks shoots down at the young heroes who are trying to escape.

The 5th Wave is reviewed on VideoVista.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Midnight Special

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2016)


This sci-fi mystery adventure is a road movie that features an FBI transport (a Eurocopter AS-350) used by agents to reach the site of a satellite crash.


Later, two A-Star helicopters appear at the road block.



A UH-60 Black Hawk joins the police and army's search for a psychic boy, and there are other Black Hawks (all CGI work) seen flying in the distance during later scenes.