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"2012" (movie) Features The An-225!  
User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3156 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 17130 times:

...and I had no idea that monster was so maneuverable!  Smile

Is "2012" the first movie to ever cast the An-225 in a prominent role?

The (CGI) close ups on the nose label the aircraft as an "An-500", from what I could glimpse in the movie. Would that be sort of a Ukrainian civilian C-5? (Kidding again.) Still, I don't know enough about the Myria to say if the movie version is modified into something that doesn't really exist (so call it an An-500), or an actual representation of the real An-225 and I have no idea why they labeled it an An-500.

So, who else has seen the movie and were jazzed by the airplaine appearance?


-Rampart

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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17031 times:

I was just peeved at the fact that John Cusack and gang ALWAYS managed to outrun the crumbling earth in LA, Santa Monica, Yellow Stone, Las Vegas... and how the earth "shifts" drastically northwards with Wisconsin now in the North Pole, but their Antonov (which was over Hawaii) mysteriously ends up over China after the shift. Someone seriously has their geography screwed upside down.

Otherwise it was a movie with pretty good special effects.



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User currently offlineBlueF9A320 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16920 times:

That and the cargohold seemed ridiculously small for a plane so large...


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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16884 times:

Quoting Rampart (Thread starter):

...and I had no idea that monster was so maneuverable!

Is "2012" the first movie to ever cast the An-225 in a prominent role?

The (CGI) close ups on the nose label the aircraft as an "An-500", from what I could glimpse in the movie. Would that be sort of a Ukrainian civilian C-5? (Kidding again.) Still, I don't know enough about the Myria to say if the movie version is modified into something that doesn't really exist (so call it an An-500), or an actual representation of the real An-225 and I have no idea why they labeled it an An-500.

So, who else has seen the movie and were jazzed by the airplaine appearance?


-Rampart

As both an aviation enthusiast, and a disaster movie lover, I must admit it made me giggle with glee to finally see the destruction of an airport terminal in a movie (LAS terminal D)...since it seems like disaster movies have destroyed every solitary skyscraper, monument, train station, grandma's house, landmark, freeway, helicopter, government building, observation tower, bridge, cruise ship, hotel, tram, trolley, museum, tanker, gondola, ski lodge, and blimp.

Airplanes have been fair game, with movies like Airport (1975, 1977, 1979), Turbulence, etc.; but airports have always seemed relatively untouched, with perhaps the exception of The Day After Tomorrow when you see two tornadoes wreck a couple of FedEx planes at LAX. Disaster movies are a guilty pleasure to me,

Oh, and if you happen to be an air traffic controller at LAS, apparently you die an excruciating death matched only by the former inhabitants of Pompeii. (with the obligatory line of dialogue: "AN-225, you do not have clearance to take off, turn your engines down NOW! I repeat, you do not have clearance to---ALAGHAGALGHKAHGKHAGL!!!!!") Serves you right for trying to stop Amanda Peet (  ) from surviving!  

[Edited 2009-11-24 23:00:47]

[Edited 2009-11-24 23:03:06]

User currently offlineFlynlr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16829 times:

The Langoliers had a terminal that got tore up , horrible movie though


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User currently offlineChiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16732 times:

A ridicules movie in every way.

This being an aviation forum I just want to mention that the producers of 2012 seems to have no idea that an aircraft, even the An-225 (An-500), use air to get lift.
It was fun seeing how the earthquakes made the ground level collapse by several thousand feet without having any effect on the climb of the aircraft.

Anyway .. the movie is worth seeing ... just leave your brains at home and enjoy.


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1912 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 16711 times:



Quoting Rampart (Thread starter):
I don't know enough about the Myria

Just a friendly reminder for everyone, as this error keeps popping up here from time to time: the aircraft is not named "Myria". It's MRIYA. It means "the dream" in Ukrainian.  Smile



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 16680 times:

Oh yes who can forget the "fake" Arnold who is the governor of California.


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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5186 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 16614 times:



Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 6):
Just a friendly reminder for everyone, as this error keeps popping up here from time to time: the aircraft is not named "Myria". It's MRIYA. It means "the dream" in Ukrainian.

Also worth pointing out that it is Ukrainian and not Russian, a mistake that also popped up in the film.

As for the An-500, it appears to be an An-225 with an upgraded, 2 man cockpit  Silly



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 16558 times:



Quoting Rampart (Thread starter):
The (CGI) close ups on the nose label the aircraft as an "An-500",

Probably the An-225 owners didn't want it to show as 'An-225' in the movie.

Quoting BlueF9A320 (Reply 2):
That and the cargohold seemed ridiculously small for a plane so large...

It was not that small.. But I guess they filmed in an old preserved Starlifter or the hold was based on a something like that.

Actually I thought the airplane effects were relatively OK, compared to the plasticy airplanes in other disaster movies or the 'magically inflight changing' plane types and unmatching interiors. Of course it was unbelieveable that they escaped every fire and earthquake but hey, they were the heroes. Some other details were accurate which is usually not the case !



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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 16255 times:

The really stupid thing was flying from LAS to China/ Tibet over Hawaii. A great circle course is over Alaska - about 6,650 nm. Through Hawaii is 8,200 nm. With max fuel the An-225 can do either flight without refueling.

Those few cars in the mockup of a C-130 sized cargo hold certainly would not decrease the range.

Did they think Alaska doesn't have enought volcano's for the scene?


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 16172 times:



Quoting Airport (Reply 3):
Oh, and if you happen to be an air traffic controller at LAS, apparently you die an excruciating death matched only by the former inhabitants of Pompeii. (with the obligatory line of dialogue: "AN-225, you do not have clearance to take off, turn your engines down NOW! I repeat, you do not have clearance to---ALAGHAGALGHKAHGKHAGL!!!!!") Serves you right for trying to stop Amanda Peet ( ) from surviving!

I swear that's the funniest post I have seen on here in a very long time! LMAO!!!  Smile

I have seen it and I wasn't really paying too much attention to the airplane. At first, I thought it was a AN-124 but was quickly corrected.



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User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3156 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 15968 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 6):
Just a friendly reminder for everyone, as this error keeps popping up here from time to time: the aircraft is not named "Myria". It's MRIYA. It means "the dream" in Ukrainian.

Yes, thank you, typo on my part. How do you pronounce it?

Quoting Chiad (Reply 5):
A ridicules movie in every way.

Yup, total mind candy. But fun! Do leave your concepts of geography, earth science, and aerodynamics at the popcorn stand before entering the theater.

SPOLIER ALERT: read no further if you want to see the movie without influence, as if you can't surmise the plot ahead of time

Here's a question.

The "An-500" crashed in the high Himalayas, where our intrepid heros survived, and the escape arks are apparently floated about just a few thousand feet below the summit of Everest. How is it that everyone is still breathing?

-Rampart

[Edited 2009-11-25 11:19:37]

User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 15224 times:



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 7):
Oh yes who can forget the "fake" Arnold who is the governor of California.

Yeah ... what does it say about our culture that we now have to hire people to play famous actors in a movie?


User currently offlineYYZALA From Canada, joined Nov 2009, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 15224 times:

The movie was so so. It was just worth the 11.50 I paid for it, however the graphics could have been better. I was extremely surprised when they showed the an-225. They should have kept its original name. Also, how is it possible that a business jet pilot can fly the an-225 without much difficulty? On a plane that requires a flight engineer and two other members? Oh wait I forgot its a movie... (was disappointed though as this was not realistic).

Rampart, there a lot of people that climb the top of Mt. Everest without any oxygen. Obviously this is an extremely hard task, since you are constantly moving. In this case I will forgive the directors that they let our "heroes" breath without any devices. The more interesting part is would the Bentley have enough oxygen to work in such an environment?  Smile


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 15198 times:

I saw the movie and it was awesome!

The sight of the An-225 was awesome!



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User currently offline76794p From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 14872 times:

I just loved it when in the movie a gulfstream 5,who is piloted by the guy in the left seat of the 225 is shown nose down into the runway at LAS.


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User currently offlineAeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 14851 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 8):
Also worth pointing out that it is Ukrainian and not Russian, a mistake that also popped up in the film.

To give them the benefit of the doubt in the days of the CCCP the whole was regarded to as Russia usually.

Quoting Rampart (Reply 12):
Yes, thank you, typo on my part. How do you pronounce it?

MrEEya

Quoting Rampart (Reply 12):
The "An-500" crashed in the high Himalayas, where our intrepid heros survived, and the escape arks are apparently floated about just a few thousand feet below the summit of Everest. How is it that everyone is still breathing?

Its that adrenaline which is still keeping them alive  Silly


User currently offlineKFly From Australia, joined May 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 14688 times:



Quoting 76794p (Reply 16):
I just loved it when in the movie a gulfstream 5,who is piloted by the guy in the left seat of the 225 is shown nose down into the runway at LAS.

Who I might add is pretty darn good looking !  Wink



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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 14488 times:
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In a way the An-225 was quite accurately portrayed I suppose. The An-500 must be the new version of the An-225 which now includes a rear cargo door  Silly  Silly  Big grin

And since the second(uncompleted) An-225 originally was planned to have the rear cargo door I assumed the rich Russian businessman in the movie financed its completion and bought the plane for himself with Antonov redesignating the VIP version of the An-225 the An-500!! So An-500 is actually more accurate(theoretically) than An-225 haha. After all, if he could pay the ridiculous price for the tickets how much is the private An-225 really gonna hurt his wallet...

About the range, maybe there wasn't enough fuel at LAS to fill up all of the plane.


User currently offlineKPHXFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 13964 times:



Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 10):

Did they think Alaska doesn't have enought volcano's for the scene?

I don't think it was the volcanos by themselves...I think it was the recogonition of Waikiki / Honolulu vs. an Alaskan landscape being overrun by a volcano. I would think most of the audience would associate the word volcano with Hawaii more so than Alaska.

I, too, had a big problem with the Great Circle thing.

Quoting Rampart (Reply 12):
The "An-500" crashed in the high Himalayas, where our intrepid heros survived, and the escape arks are apparently floated about just a few thousand feet below the summit of Everest. How is it that everyone is still breathing?

I got the sense that they were well down from the peak of Mt. Everest as they were floating near it. Lukla is at about 10000' ASL. 10,000 feet would be uncomfortable but not impossible.

But yes, how many hundreds of thousands of people were up there and yelling and screaming and running and not really having a problem?

Having said all that, it was a reasonably good disaster movie and I was happy to see the AN-225 (AN-500).


User currently offlineGMPEC From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 13738 times:



Quoting Rampart (Reply 12):
Here's a question.

The "An-500" crashed in the high Himalayas, where our intrepid heros survived, and the escape arks are apparently floated about just a few thousand feet below the summit of Everest. How is it that everyone is still breathing?

Haven't seen the movie, but isn't atmospheric pressure relative to sea level? Did the seas rise during the movie? Just a thought.



GMPEC
User currently offlineKPWMSpotter From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 458 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 13699 times:

I'm surprised, everyone's so excited about the An-225, but not one mention of the Cessna 340!

It's not very often that Hollywood recognizes the fact that Cessna manufactures more than just the Skyhawk...



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 13661 times:



Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 22):
but not one mention of the Cessna 340!

Oh you mean that Cessna which was fast enough to outrun a pyroclastic flow at Yellow Stone? Riiiight...

Hahahahah Gawd I love this movie. It is so bad it is good!



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User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3156 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 13517 times:



Quoting GMPEC (Reply 21):
Haven't seen the movie, but isn't atmospheric pressure relative to sea level? Did the seas rise during the movie? Just a thought.

That's a good question. I was thinking that it was the ocean actually sloshing to that elevation by mega-tsunami (leaving other parts of the ocean dry). So, what would happen to atmospheric pressure? Would the wave rise through increasingly rarified air? Or would the air rise (be displaced) with it? I teach meteorology, and I'll have to ponder this one before next week. Undoubtedly, such massive sloshing would have weird effects on the atmosphere. That mild puff of wind at the Buddhist monastary would rather have been a huge shockwave of air. As such, maybe pressure would be higher. But I'm guessing.

-Rampart


25 CaliAtenza : in other words..the movie just flies in the face of science and logic. yeah that part really got me...wouldnt have the engines died out cause of all
26 BlueSky1976 : It is pronounced "mree-yah" (I hope I got it close enough phonetically). Our Russian/Ukrainian fellows, please correct me if I'm wrong
27 Nighthawk : Pretty much - a BA 747 flew through a pyroclastic cloud years ago, and all 4 engines flamed out. They managed to restart them though. The same cessna
28 BlueSky1976 : Did anybody else noticed the BA A380 parked next to the Air Force One at that Himalayan airport?
29 Aer : Actually Wisconsin became the south pole, by pole shift it means that north becomes south
30 KaiGywer : No it has a FE seat. Don't you remember the real pilot gave controls to the boob guy so he could man it
31 413x3 : That may be the reason why they didn't portray it as a documentary film
32 CaliAtenza : i just noticed the tail of it, not the whole plane..i wasnt paying attention to specific details though, lol.
33 Musapapaya : and dont forget to mention the plane passed through hawaii in a very low altitude! regards musapapaya
34 AmricanShamrok : Maybe they were guessing that it'll be upgraded to a 2-man crew by 2012 Also in that "New Moon" movie (which I was forced to watch) it features a VX
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