A Visual Explainer of How Boeing Wrecked the Plot of Black Hawk Down

By Adam Clark Estes on at

Patents are often interesting, fanciful things, illustrating inventions that may or may not ever be built. However, when you turn a patent idea into a somewhat animated and slightly offensive explainer video linking the inventions to popular Hollywood war movies, the result is nothing short of art.

YouTube user PatentYogi did just that with a descriptively titled video: “Boeing just killed the plot of Black Hawk Down.” In the span of two minutes, we see the video’s host turn into an insurgent and fire rocket-powered grenade towards a cartoon Black Hawk helicopter. But then Boeing’s new invention stops it with a net! It would be funny to make light of the situation if Black Hawk Down wasn’t based on actual events, but hey, art is art.