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.