We all know that most films are make-believe but that doesn’t mean the stunts are not real. Even with the use of computer effects, actors and stunt performers still perform many of the actual crazy stunts. Hollywood action films have the most number of daring stunts that are deemed dangerous.
Here are a few movies from the past ten years with the most unforgettable stunts:
Truck Flip, The Dark Knight (2008)
Although Chicago has been used to being destroyed in many Hollywood films, it wasn’t the goal in the truck flip scene in The Dark Knight in 2008. Since it was a real stunt, the truck was tested beforehand on a runway to make sure it would flip vertically. Otherwise, it would smash into actual buildings if it fell to the side.
Fortunately, the scene went well as expected and hoped for. Still, it was a risky move they needed to take. Good thing they were able to capture the scene from multiple angles.
World War I Attack, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
It’s one thing to pull off one good stunt, but doing several extreme stunts in one scene is outrageous. In the World War I scene of the film, movie star Donnie Yen jumps his way to a flaming wreckage. He then runs up a log and with a knife in his mouth, he cuts a cable to use it as a Tarzan vine. The scene continues with him knocking down gunners and climbing up a building, killing them with the same knife he had.
In just one movie sequence, viewers would definitely say “What the hell did I just see?”
The Poo Cocktail Supreme, Jackass 3D (2010)
Jackass is known for its compilation of many crazy pranks and stunts. One of their best perhaps is its third film “Jackass 3D.” In fact, it also has the most disgusting stunt ever in the history of mankind.
In the Poo Cocktail Supreme stunt, Steve-O strapped himself in porta-potty full of human waste and was then catapulted skyward with a crane. And the most obnoxious part? The splash of poop into the sky and the projectile vomit! Worst!
Wingsuiting Through Skyscrapers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
In a film full of computer effects like Transformers, it’s hard to recognize if a stunt is real. In the third installment of the movie, a major battle held in Chicago wherein a team of wing-suited good guys are airdropped into downtown.
It may look like a minor thing, but you’ll see that it’s real!
Helicopter Chase, Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Tom Cruise is no newbie when it comes to doing his own stunts, especially for Mission Impossible. In fact, each film contains a remarkable dangerous stunt that people talk about. One of them is from his recent MI film wherein he had to jump onto a helicopter’s landing gear and climb inside. This might seem like a very usual stunt yet, it requires serious preparation.
In Cruise’s case, he had to get a helicopter pilot’s license and flew in dangerous spirals alone.