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This Superman Action Figure Strapped To a Drone Is The Most Charming Special Effect

This Superman Action Figure Strapped To a Drone Is The Most Charming Special Effect

There’s no shortage of people who’ve found interesting things to strap their GoPro cameras onto in order to show us the world from another perspective–but when it comes to strapping objects onto drones, it seems as if the collective imagination of the Internet is restricted to At least, that’s how it appears in gun-obsessed America. In London, where guns are harder to come by, they have better things to mount on their drones: Namely, Superman. A Londoner named Barry Craig did so, at least, and his footage–built around John Williams’ iconic score–captures a drone’s-eye-view of the Man of Steel as he patrols Victoria Park.

The video is simple, but the heroic pose of the Last Son of Krypton as he overlooks the urban forest and manicured lawns of the city’s oldest park, combined with the music, is still somewhat inspiring. According to the description on YouTube, Craig mounted a Superman action figure to the front of his Phantom 3 drone and then sent it off. It actually isn’t the first time we’ve seen homemade Superman-like aerial footage––but there’s something inherently charming, authentic and downright super in the simplicity of a practical effect. Londoners spending their days in Victoria Park should rest a little easier knowing that Superman is looking out for them, anyway.

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