Gigglebit: One airline safety video to rule them all (video)

24 Oct 2014

Air New Zealand's safety video takes off on the works of author JRR Tolkien

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

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JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth comes to glorious life in this amazing safety video by Air New Zealand, which is quite rightly proud of its country’s association with The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. The video is a triumph of imagination, CGI and good-natured humour. Look to the skies!

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years