Thursday, 19 April 2018

The Saint

THE SAINT (2017)

This spy thriller is a TV movie made in 2013 but not released (as a tribute to the actor) until after Roger Moore’s death.


An AS-350 flying as a gunship attacks a crook’s suite at a hotel in San Diego.


The hero shoots back and the damaged helicopter drifts away trailing smoke.



After crashing off-screen, the wreckage explodes in the grounds of the resort but, in an error of continuity, the downed chopper is portrayed by a Bell 206 JetRanger. 


Monday, 16 April 2018

Guardians

GUARDIANS (aka: The Guardians, 2017) 

This Russian superheroes movie begins with a combat exercise for robots, where a tank is hacked by an enemy so it shoots down a Mil Mi-24 Hind gunship.



When he invades Moscow, the villain controls squadrons of Mil Mi-17 Hip and Mil Mi-26 Halo helicopters to air-lift a tower, stolen to help build a space beacon.



The slow convoy through the city is protected by Hind gunships.




Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Space Between Us

THE SPACE BETWEEN US (2017)

This movie is a sci-fi romance that features a Robinson R-44 Raven II, flying over the desert and searching for a missing boy from Mars.



Monday, 9 April 2018

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017)

This spy-farce movie is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).

The movie features a Black Hawk that lands briefly outside a church, where it drops off two agents for a rescue mission.



The villain’s AS-365 Dauphin soars over a mountain resort in Italy.


A couple of Pave Hawk patrol flights circle a stadium that’s used as a prison.


After the finale, the sky over New York has dozens of quad-copter drones flying to deliver the antidote to a poison.




Friday, 6 April 2018

Lies We Tell

LIES WE TELL (2017)


This British crime drama includes a Bell 206L-3 LongRanger that lands in the grounds of a country mansion to pick-up a funeral coffin.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Hitman's Bodyguard

THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017)

An AS-350 A-Star flies over London, where it provides air support for the security convoy to a small airport. 


A police EC-145 helicopter appears during a couple of scenes in Coventry, where the pilot spots the heroes on a roof-top.



After the bomb attack on The Hague court, an Agusta A-109K2 EMS flight is hijacked from a hospital heli-pad by armed villains. 



The killers fly to the international court, where the airborne gun-man shoots at the fleeing antihero.



The low-flying A-109 is shot down and it crashes on a roof-top.



Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Kill 'Em All

KILL ’EM ALL (aka: Kill’em All, 2017)

This mystery drama about revenge stars Jean-Claude Van Damme.


in the first sequence, an AW-109 appears, briefly, with L.A.P.D. markings. It’s also seen again in a flashback.     

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Geostorm

GEOSTORM (2017)

This sci-fi adventure is a disaster movie directed by Dean Devlin.


During the montage of news clips, a red Super Puma on a rescue flight appears briefly in the Madrid heat-wave scene.


After the car chase, an Orlando police AS-350 helicopter lands near the highway exit from the city. 


This A-Star chopper flies the US President to Cape Canaveral.  

Friday, 23 March 2018

Baby Driver

BABY DRIVER (2017)

This heist movie, about a young getaway driver, is like a series of music videos.


After a bank robbery, an AS-350B2 A-Star flies above the first car chase.


Later, the Atlanta police helicopter is unidentifiable as it hovers in the night sky above a house.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Transformers: The Last Knight

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (2017)

This sci-fi adventure sequel features several military helicopters, usually in very fast-moving action scenes.


In the Namibian sequence an MD 500E takes off from a base camp on the west African shore.


There are Black Hawk, Pave Hawk, and Sea Hawk flights on various locations, over desert, ocean, warships, and military bases.


An Apache Longbow escorts a military convoy and circles over the hero’s scrap-yard in Texas.



An AS-355 TwinStar gunship flies over London, and two Black Hawks land near Stonehenge.




Climactic rotary action includes Ospreys, with a sci-fi variant, that drop from a giant alien spaceship to launch an attack on the invader’s rogue planet.



However, during the raid, the Ospreys crash-land on an island in the sky.



Behind-the-scenes: director Michael Bay, with camera-man and A-Star camera-ship.




Saturday, 17 March 2018

Final Recall

FINAL RECALL (aka: The Recall, 2017)

This sci-fi horror movie includes an ironic scene where the approach of a UFO in the night sky is mistaken for a rescue helicopter coming to save the heroes.


After the alien mother-ship leaves Earth, a pair of Black Hawks appear on a TV screen in the military command bunker.