Friday, May 23, 2008

British bikers reaffirm their affection for Ms Jolie

With Angelina raiding the tomb, poor Indiana Jones never had a chance...

A survey by the UK-based insurance company, Bennetts, reveals that British bikers are in love with Mrs Brad Pitt. Angelina ‘Lara Croft’ Jolie’s motorcycle riding scene in the movie Tomb Raider has been voted at no.1 among all motorcycling sequences ever filmed for a movie.

The research, compiled with inputs from bikers from around the UK, at early rounds of this year’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship, saw Indiana Jones and his famous sidecar chase in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade fail to make an impression, despite the action-packed scene being considered one of the most memorable from the early Indiana Jones trilogy.

Tomb Raider even beat long standing favourites such as Steve McQueen’s race to the Swiss border in The Great Escape and Tom Cruise’s biking performance in Top Gun. Motorcycling sequences from The Matrix Reloaded and Terminator 2 placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Surprising omissions from the top five scenes include Dennis Hopper speeding through the American desert in Easy Rider, and a young Che Guevara, played by Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, making his way through South America in The Motorcycle Diaries.

Top 5 Biking Movie Moments, according to the Bennetts survey:

1. Tomb Raider
Angelina Jolie’s motorcycle riding sequence, when she races to the rescue

2. The Great Escape
Steve McQueen’s chase sequence to the Swiss border

3. Top Gun
Tom Cruise on his Kawasaki

4. The Matrix Reloaded
Neo’s ride sequence on a Ducati

5. Terminator 2
Arnold Schwarzenegger on his Harley, being chased by the Terminator

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