I was going on yesterday about the actor playing
Many years ago I worked for stuntman Bud Ekins**. He told me about stuntmen and I think it applies here as well. He said no stuntman ever turned down a job just because he didn't know how to do the stunt the script called for. If they couldn't learn how to fly while they were in the air, they'd worry about the landing when they got to it. He put it this way:
"If the director asks if he knows how to ride a dinosaur, he'll give a little snort and ask 'how d'ya think I got ta work this morning?'"
Bud rented bikes to the studios as well and he said to always re-negotiate upwards if they were going to let the actors touch the bikes and upward again if they were going to let the dumb sonsabitches actually ride the damn things because it was a given that there was going to be extra expense for parts and labor when they got done with 'em.
Movies are phony and so is politics. Doesn't mean there isn't a lot of work to make 'em look good from a distance.
*Pat Buchanan made a joke today on The McLaughlin Group that Huntsman was gonna end up in the Snake River Canyon of Repug presidential politics. Heh. He ain't been right about anything in the last two or three centuries.
**Fuckin' Wikipedia had his name spelled 'Elkins' more often than not. I went in and changed it wherever I found it. I think I got 'em all. Bud gave me my first job as a motorcycle mechanic and I have too much respect for his memory to have let that slide.
They had a buncha shit wrong. I corrected those too as best as I could.