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.
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…
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...
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.
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!"
This is one of those movies where my hands sweat a lot because of the huge risks!!
Harrison Ford against Gary Oldman on a plane. Yes.
Just barely decent enough to slide under most people's horrible movie radar, this "Die Hard in a..." flick barely has any action pieces worth watching and seems to try to fool the audience into thinking it's serious by having people shouting all their lines. Well, it doesn't really work but, like I said before, it's just barely good enough to be passable. Get off my plane indeed.
It's not the worst Die Hard ripoff. But it sure as hell ain't the best. Harrison Ford must have anxiously cashed his checked after this filmed for fear of the producers wanting their money back. Too bad, suckers. No one gets one over on Indiana Solo. NO ONE! Anyway, as I was saying...The President is no match for John McClane in the action department and Gary Oldman's Generic Russian Dude with Dubious & Confusing Motives can't hold a candle to Hans Gruber and His Genuine American Accent. Seriously, just go watch Bruce and Alan. I've done the dirty work for you. You'll thank me later.
I mean, look. It's a fun movie. It's no masterpiece, but the action sequences are well directed and Harrison Ford is a perfect president. What else do you need for this type of movie?
Air Force One feels a little like the last gasp of Die Hard-knock offs that wasn't actually a Die Hard film. It has all the standards of a Bruce Willis actioneer - one man with a machine gun, a wife in danger, a cackling foreigner (Gary Oldman's "Nooooooooo" scream is the highlight of the film), a band of terrorism, and a slew of violent deaths. Sure, this go around, they've swapped out the Nakatomi Plaza for the claustrophobic confines of Air Force One, and Bruce Willis' borderline alcoholic cop has been replaced by a vaunted military hero-turned-POTUS, but this is still one grizzled man facing off against a band of foreigners with the fate of innocences in his capable hands.…
This 1997 American action-thriller film is directed by Wolfgang Petersen and stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, as well as Glenn Close, Xander Berkeley and William H. Macy.
As American and Russian Special Forces capture and detain renegade General Ivan Radek (Jurgen Prochnow), dictator of terrorist regimes in and around Kazakhstan, US President James Marshall (Ford) seals a secure relationship in an address from Moscow over the capture of Radek and how their stand against terrorism will continue as an example.
However, US Secret Service mole Gibbs (Berkeley) has aided six Russian Radek loyalists in boarding Air Force One for the flight back to Washington DC. Led by Egor Korshunov (Oldman), the team hijack the plane and kill a number…
Only mildly ridiculous in the grand scheme of things, which makes a big difference in keeping it never feel too stupid to take reasonably seriously.
Reasonably entertaining nonsense as Harrison Ford plays a President who decides to take back Air Force One after Gary Oldman's crew of Russian bastards hijack it.
There's nothing particularly memorable about the film, and it's definitely too long (it has about 5 endings and the final final one is the least satisfying), but Gary Oldman gives good bad guy, and Harrison Ford does his thing to make it watchable.
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