Jetfire in the Air and Space Museum

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  1. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I grew up in DC and I love it when I see DC in movies but I never noticed a desert and mountains behind the Air and Space Museum inf the middle of DC.
     
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    Do you mean with all the rest of planes? If so, good point.
     
  3. TankRizzo

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    That particular museum is in Chantilly, VA. Your point still stands, just saying. :eek: 
     
  4. nkelsch

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    Actually, the air and space museum in Virginia is very close to the base of the appalachian mountains and right outside the museum in Virginia there is a tarmac as it is connected to Dulles airport.

    Did you not notice that the museum was an airplane hangar and not the air and space in DC? Why are people not complaining about it not looking like the DC one? because they don't even know what the DC one looks like inside. and just want to complain.

    Do minimal research and google it.
     
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    Meh.
    It's a movie.

    The museum was next to Mission City.
    That's all.
     
  6. SharkyMcShark

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    I'm glad you made a thread about this.

    I don't think anyone ever noticed this before.
     
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  8. TankRizzo

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    Mountains, and a tarmac yes, but last time I checked there wasn't a desert/plane graveyard. Still, I find this nitpicky as it doesn't hurt the story. I have no issues with this.
     
  9. nkelsch

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    There is an airport and a few outdoor planes at that location. They did film the interior shots on location, but filmed the exterior shots elsewhere. But at no point did it pretend to be Washington DC or on the Mall. It is a DC suburb at a facility connected to an airport.
     
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    if u go to Shanghai, no matter how hard you look, you wont find an area with that exact same street layout, nor that old man who lives there


    see where im going with that?
     
  11. TankRizzo

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    I could have swore there was a title at the bottom of the screen saying it was the udvar-hazy building in VA, but maybe not, I may just remember making that up in my head because I know where it is :eek: 
     
  12. Ops_was_a_truck

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    Someone in this thread already has done the "minimal research and googled it," and they nailed it right on the head - it's the Udvar Hazy center, or the Dulles branch of the National Air and Space Museum. NOT a hanger. In fact, Tank's right - they do mention the Udvar Hazy center by name in the film. Were you not paying attention to the movie or something, kelsch?

    In addition, since I was involved in the construction of that museum AND helped escort some of the planes through the very doors Jetfire busted down, I can safely say that, as a Dulles-area local, I was thrown for a proper mindfuck when Jetfire knocked down those doors and entered the boneyard. I'd walked through those open doors a bunch of times and I can tell you, for a fact, that all that's outside of those doors is a little bit of tarmac stretching out to the south runway and TONS OF TREES. Ain't no mountains nearby. The appalachians can be seen in the distance from the air, but they're impossible to see over the treeline.
     
  13. Solrac333

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    Don't see why. And of course, I was kidding. It just made me laugh picturing a desert in the middle of DC with mountains.
     
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    That's too bad, 'cause those noodles looked goddamn delicious.
     
  15. nkelsch

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    Bullshit its not. What do you call those large domed buildings at airports with large doors made for holding planes? They even call the sections of the museum HANGARS and they look exactly like them.

    National Air and Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Floorplan

    We all know it is a museum, its also a hangar. It was built to be and looks just like a hangar. I was there not less than 3 days ago for the Imax showing and got to walk into the very places that the movie was shot in. How you say it is not a hangar confuses me.

    And it being a Hangar clearly shows further it is not the museum in DC which is an actual building.

    Sorry your mind was fucked by a minimal change of scenery, but it wasn't pretending to be washington DC and the national mall. It was pretending to be a generic airport tarmac which it was... and is similar to what is actually outside of that particular museum.

    And yes you can see the Appalachians from norther Virginia and locations close to Dulles airport. Being a washingtonian for my entire life, I will go with my own experiences of actually being at that facility and actually seeing things with my own eyes over someone who claims to have built the place on "thar internetz". I didn't have any problem with the scene blowing my mind because they were at a museum in northern Virginia, exited the hangar onto a tarmac that was to represent a similar tarmac outside the museum and had mountains similar to mountains that are near the northern Virginia area. It isn't like they were in the Caribbean and a glacier in alaska was in the background.

    Everyone everywhere trying to beat this point like a dead horse was wrong when they assumed it was in DC, and when they are shown to be wrong they try to backpedal to petty "the outside parts look weird, blew my mind!" That is just exaggeration and false anger by people nitpicking.
     
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    I have absolutely no intention of entering into any sort of dialogue with you, kelsch, as you have a history of being blindly argumentative, so I will go with the following responses:

    Yes! Oh, of course! Oh, yeah, you're so right. Yeah, you're totally right. My bad. My fault. Sorry about offering a counterpoint. Oh yeah, you're totally right.

    Also, I will throw in a wink smiley, so that, if called on it, I can always say my whole post was made in jest: :wink: 
     
  17. jle1076

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    nkelsch wins this thread with an iron fist
     
  18. JuicyNo

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    Sums it up pretty well...I live about 3 miles north of the museum...great museum if anyone's ever in the area.
     
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  20. nkelsch

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    It isn't about winning a thread... But the issue is, people who constantly try to say it is the Air and Space Museum on the national mall are wrong. And when shown to be wrong, they backpeddle onto the "WTF, why is there a tarmac in arizona? bay still sucks!"

    There is a tarmac outside the Udvar-Hazy Center, it is right next to Dulles airport, and Norther Virginia has mountains near this particular area that are visible on the horizon, maybe not out that explicit door, but can be seen from the area. While it doesn't look exactly like the scene in the movie, it is hardly a valid example of them not doing their homework or OMFG Plothole. It was a totally acceptable scene fill-in that didn't harm the movie one bit unless you thought they were walking out the back door onto the national mall.

    It is all :horse: 
     

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