Unfortunately, the human body isn’t exactly built for flight. (Sorry, Sugar Ray.) Without feathers and the proper bone structure, people are cursed to travel by planes, trains, and automobiles. And once in a while a dopey shower curtain ring salesman shows up for comic relief. Anyway, as amazing as it would be to soar through the sky like a bird, it’s probably best left portrayed on the silver screen. Because unless a trip to space is in your future, gravity is going to be a real downer.
Speaking of Gravity, it’s one of the many—60, to be exact—films that feature flying used in a new supercut by BonD. Most of the clips in the collection come from modern, action-packed blockbusters, and, as expected, it’s quite CGI-heavy, technology helping Superman, Johnny Storm, and Neo do what they do best. There are also a few scenes where people are clearly not flying but falling. Apparently, as long as they land without dying, it counts too.