Watch Air New Zealand's 'Men in Black' safety video

By David Flynn, August 13 2015

Air New Zealand has combined its love of quirky safety videos with the nation's love of rugby union football to create a 'Men in Black' video clip starring members of the country's 'All Blacks' rugby squad.

The airline worked with Sony Pictures on the clip, and while there are no cameos from Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones, American actor Rip Torn reprises his role as Chief of the MIB team.

Click below to watch the Men in Black: Safety Defenders video, will be progressively rolled out across Air New Zealand's fleet from today.

The airline's most recent clip was built around a virtual ‘surfing safari' and shot in partnership with GoPro with a number of world surfing champions:

Before that, of course, came a series of famous safety videos inspired by The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: beginning with An Unexpected Briefing, which has attracted more than 12 million global online views:

This culminated in the aptly-named The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made, which starred Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast):

There was even a companion 'behind the scenes' video!

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David Flynn

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Hugo

Hugo

12 Jun 2013

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Ouch. Until the music started, it seemed okay, if rather time-wasting. 

But I just couldn't watch the rest. Rapping with a New Zealand (or Australian) accent is pretty painful at the best of times, but when you pick the guys who are going to do it based on their skill at rugby rather than rapping, you've got something truly painful to the ears. 

The only upside is that it reminded me of this Simpsons bit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJwZIDaILrg

colin5353

colin5353

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

03 Jul 2011

Total posts 179

You know that its actually an Australian Singer who is doing the vocals not a player!

Michael Kao

Michael Kao

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Nov 2014

Total posts 336

Very well done! I think its the best way to grab the passengers' attention as most people never watch these safety videos.

Asian airlines have a lot to catch up in terms of their safety video. Too many fake smiles.

MattJelonek

MattJelonek

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

08 Jun 2014

Total posts 222

This is second to Virgin America's Inflight safety video which is a bit more upbeat

https://youtu.be/DtyfiPIHsIg

Shoudy Chen

Shoudy Chen

Qantas

13 Jun 2015

Total posts 143

Liked this Men in Black Safety Video!

cdinoz

cdinoz

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Sep 2012

Total posts 132

A whole 5 minutes and Richie McCaw didn't cause a penalty. Now that's a record.

chas

chas

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Jul 2013

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I thought it dragged on for sometime.Personally it did not impress me.  I wonder how many frequent flyers  will eventually :"switch off" and not watch it. Also I wonder how many non English speaking background people understand what it is all about??? 

aviation

aviation

18 Mar 2014

Total posts 91

Could the same not be said for all safety videos and frequent flyers?!?

They have subtitles on board for those that don't speak English. 

chas

chas

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Jul 2013

Total posts 17

I thought it dragged on for sometime.Personally it did not impress me.  I wonder how many frequent flyers  will eventually :"switch off" and not watch it. Also I wonder how many non English speaking background people understand what it is all about??? 

devilish

devilish

06 Jan 2015

Total posts 71

Having taken 5 domestic/international flights with airnz since last Thursday, when the clip had it's debut, I love it. And the kiwis love it too, with the bledisloe cup win and the World Cup coming up airnz have absolutely nailed this. The NZ public seem to agree too.


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