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The Optimus Prime of Animation

Windy and un-nerving airplane landings are a growing popularity online. A YouTube video entitled ‘Spectacular landing at Frankfurt Airport’ surfaced on December 2nd, 2015 and to viewers, gave the impression of a mediocre mobile video of a Boeing 77 landing at Manchester, that is until the video reaches the 45-second mark. The plane uses breath taking graphics to transform the plane into a robot, that looks highly similar to that of a transformer. “Alright, I’ll admit it. I legitimately did not see that coming” Youtube user Gabe Johnson wrote. “Way cooler than the movies! Why couldn’t the Transformers look that great?!” said another user.

The video itself took me by surprise, for a split second I genuinely thought the video may be real due to the life like and detailed transformation of the plane. Unfortunately, as the video progresses it becomes less believable and life like due to the potty humour, literally, but I can’t deny that the effort and skill put into the video is immaculate.

The video was uploaded on YouTube by Michael Schmidt, and had received almost 3 million views in the first week it was uploaded, although the media and public seem unsure as to whether this is the original source. If anyone does know the genius who created this viral hit, get him to give us a call!

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