Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Air Force One
The fate of a nation rests on the courage of one man.
Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.
All the best action movies have a very strict formula that they have to stick to in order to be considered a success. With regards to Air Force One, I’d like to briefly tackle this formula by breaking it down into its five constituent parts. These are:
1. A ludicrous storyline / situation.
2. A neoconservative backdrop, into which said storyline can comfortably slot.
3. A pantomime villain and a hero whom it is impossible to dislike.
4. A cliché-ridden and jingoistic, yet hugely quotable script.
5. An epic soundtrack.
Allow me to begin, as one should, with the first two points on the above checklist. Dragged kicking and screaming out of the eighties, Air Force One is a…
The wife asked me to put this on for her.
I did, and then got up to do something else.
The response I got was "Oh, sit down and watch it with me.." (flutter eyelashes...)
WHY DOES SHE DO THIS TO ME??? IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME! Yet, when I put something on that she doesn't like, it's off on the laptop or Ipad or anything else....
I am unhappy.
Great credit has to go to the director Wolfgang Peterson for stopping all out laughter from Air Force One's viewers.
And the special effects have dated.
But it's also fucking great.
Air Force One is an adrenaline, and fist, pumping, well executed, action thriller.
Dodgy Accented, yet Brilliantly Evil Gary Oldman on a Plane.
So Harrison Ford over the years has played Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Jack Ryan, AND The President of the United States?!
I think somebody deserves their BAMF wallet and license...
Harrison Ford is... SUPER PRESIDENT.
It's nice to see a movie that portrays the President Of The United States as a man, more than a figure.
It's also nice to see the President kick ass and take names, but that's just me.
"Get off my plane!"
Nonsense. Goodbye, cool Harrison Ford. You were fun while you lasted.
Makes me proud that my girlfriend is American.
Good action film. Nothing new but Harrison Ford is his usual likable and reliable self.
The President was really stupid to stay on the plane. His wife and daughter weren't THAT important.
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he (an ex-soldier) works from hiding to defeat them.
Crap. Even Gary Oldman couldn't save this turd. Generic to say the least and some awful special effects along with a ridiculous plot.
A good example of the "Generic 90s Action Club", other examples being The Rock,Con Air, and pretty much all of the Brosnan Bonds. This one isn't as good as those, but it has the courage of its R-rated convictions, some great "pained Harrison Ford" faces, and some unbelievably terrible CGI.
This worked better for me today than it did in the theaters... The small screen feels like a better home for its modest ambitions.
Gary Oldman looking yong! I think this is possibly the first film I've seen with him not looking like an old-man. I enjoyed this film so much more than I expected to and although the story was quite predictable and cliche I really, really enjoyed this film. If you're feeling a very suspense filled film then this is for you.
Poor POTUS never gets to watch the big game! And Gary Oldman. Crap.
FILM #12 OF TIMOTHY'S CHALLENGE
As far as these ridiculously poorly written, poorly acted, poorly scored and terribly pro-American films go, Air Force One is one the more entertaining ones. It's only intent was to entertain, and within those parameters, it works. I found myself being thrilled and thoroughly entertained.
A perfectly fine way to spend a night. It's relaxing to watch a stupid film that's not ENTIRELY disposable.
Also -- I'd like to see Obama do what this president did.
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