15th Jan2019

How realistic are Hollywood’s stunts?

by James Smith

Have you ever wondered if it’s actually possible to survive a nuclear explosion by hiding in a fridge? If it’s really possible for an amputee to jump from a crane into a burning skyscraper? Or for a superspy to kitesurf to safety following an avalanche? The folks at Betway have!

In their quest for answers they’ve broken down some of Hollywood’s biggest and best stunts to determine whether or not they could happen in real life – with a little help from industry experts, including a pilot, stunt woman, plastic surgeon and ex-army officer!

The films included are:

  • Skyscraper (2018)
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)
  • Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
  • Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
  • Saw VII (2010)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  • Transporter 2 (2005)
  • Bad Boys 2 (2003)
  • Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • Face/Off (1997)

The guide below includes information about how each scene was filmed, to explain how the use of prosthetics, green screen or CGI made the implausible events seem like reality on screen.

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