Its Friday–let’s have some fun! The new movie trailer for 2012 is action packed! Check it out.
Having done Aviation/Military Tech advising on five major motion pictures (Pearl Harbor, Behind Enemy Lines, xXx, Day After Tomorrow and Stealth) and some TV, I have to give a golf clap in appreciation. It is a lot of fun. Believable from an Aviator’s point of view? Pretty much.
I’d key more on the ground coming up to the aircraft then vice-versa; toward the end they do. The reference to rotation speed (85 knots) an above-average detail. The aircraft has to descend, due to not having enough airspeed to climb; I would have made that clear. A panicked line, “We are too slow to climb!” would have done it. Splitting the tumbling towers: nice. Personally, I would have rolled the aircraft all the way on the wing in a knife edge pass. Overall, I give it a thumbs’ up for action and a pass for believability.
It is Hollywood through and through. Have fun and watch it again.