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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.
Whenever this film get's talked about I always seem to remember the line
"Get off my plane"
Such a memorable line that Arnold or Stallone would be proud to say in their film.
Harrison shows he is a great President and it's a shame he is too old to start an campaign right now. Arnold did it so why not him!
The action and effects hold together very well but you can't ignore the American theme (in your face) which is still there.
The sound is incredible to use for a decent sound system, jets,bullets fly from front to back when needed.
What is really ridiculous is Agent Gibbs who we see as a Russian terrorist from the start but…
Remember a simpler time? A time when characters could say things like, "Nobody does this to the United States. The President will get his baseball glove back and play catch with this guy's balls!"
Those were the days, when USA was number one and woe to all those who dared to cross her mighty strength.
Perhaps my second favourite line is "I'm counting on you, red, white and blue."
Yes, but of course. When dealing with a crisis situation involving complex aircraft mechanics the best thing to do is to true in the colour of the flags. Because terrorists never win when blind patriotism is on hand.
Simpler times, simpler films. Not the worst and not the best. But certainly unintentionally hilarious at times.
Two words: Kick ass.
Some action films don't exactly get better after each viewing, but "Air Force One" (like "Die Hard" before it) is a rarity. This is a tight, macho, patriotic thriller, featuring Harrison Ford, God bless him, as the President of the United States who doesn't want to be fucked with.
Wolfgang Petersen is a fantastic visual director, and he frames the plane sequences with uncommon finesse. Equipped with terrific, quotable lines of dialogue ("If this works, you get to be Postmaster General"), this is a smart, fast-paced, R-rated blockbuster.
It's expensive '90s Hollywood at its best.
The #90s run continues. Air Force One could easily be half an hour shorter, but it's still an action-packed and effective thriller.
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…
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...
A movie that aims to make people feel patriotic and it does its job well. The special effects are the definition of dated but overall this is still a fun movie with a great villainous performance by Gary Oldman.
Air Force One is exactly what a film with this premise should be. I didn't expect to come out of this film with a different world view, but to have enjoyed a simple action film with a fun premise. The only problems I have with Air Force Once are the beginning and the ending, both for very different reasons. The opening speech of the film raised my expectations for the rest of the film to a point it couldn't meet. The ending simply came to late making it all very anticlimactic.
The lazy proto-24 comparison writes itself. Xander Berkeley is duplicitous Secret Service agent Gibbs, Glenn Morshower is US Secret Service Agent Walters. Morshower has had one of the most decorated of Hollywood military careers. In addition to the Secret Service, he's been a sergeant, an admiral, a lieutenant colonel, a colonel, a major, and a general.
In retrospect, President James Marshall may have been Harrison Ford's last hurrah. He was once an interesting actor in films like American Graffiti (1973) and The Conversation (1974), but after the unprecedented success of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, his immense fame made it difficult to take smaller, riskier roles and since The Fugitive (1993), he's been playing one character exclusively, an older, slightly…
Air Force One works due to its fun performances and edgy thrills, despite its inconsistencies and thematic shallowness.
Harrison Ford action movies in the 80s and 90s were quality assured. In Air Force One he plays the US president who has his plane hijacked by separatists of a post soviet state.
Forget the typical Americanism of the movie and have fun with the great action scenes and suspense.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie is by far one of my very favorite. The acting is impeccable, the action is heart stopping, and the music is memorable. Air Fore One, which has Harrison Ford as The President and Glen Close as the Vice President, revolves around the first family and the President's staff being taken hostage by Russian extremists, lead my Gary Oldeman. It is up to the President to retake the plane and prevent the American government from releasing an international war criminal.. This two hour movie is riveting to the very end and I could listen to the music for hours. It also has Ford stating one of the most memorable lines in movie history, "Get off my Plane!"
It's been a long time since I've seen this one, but I do remember it being a fun ride.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Air Force One is a very self-congratulatory movie. If this was a satire on America's selfish nationalism, it would have been more intelligent. Unfortunately, it's not. There's a scene where the Russian general, Ivan Radek (Jürgen Prochnow), is shot and killed. The board members of the presidency all cheered in harmony, including the president (Harrison Ford) himself. It represents the kind of ridiculous Americanism you'd see in so-called 'patriotic' action movies. Thank god this was released in '97, not during the Cold War era, or people would've faced some kind of nuclear Holocaust upon the film's release.
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