Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 by Russ Fischer
One of the complaints lodged year after year during summer movie season is that we don’t see enough real action. Tentpoles are increasingly propped up with CGI-enhanced mayhem rather than the in-the-flesh work of real stuntmen. Or, when the stuntmen are at work, their effort is so obscured by layers of post-production noise and quick cutting that it is difficult to appreciate their effort.
I don’t know what the ‘wingsuit’ sequence in Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon will look like. While the film features real men in real wingsuits ‘flying’ between the buildings of downtown Chicago, the final edit may obscure some of their real-world derring-do. So here’s a behind the scenes featurette that presents an unvarnished look at some of the most purely physical — and possibly most awesome — action in the movie.
No matter how scene ends up playing in the final film, this stunt looks great, and I’m happy to see it in this format.
(It is also appropriate that this clip hits this week, given that Banshee in X-Men: First Class is also rocking a sort of wingsuit, and one that was designed many years back.)
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