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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...
It really should have ended at "Get off my plane!"
Harrison Ford for President. Although he does seem to like to crash planes.
Exactly as dumb as you want it to be
"Get off of my plane!"
Harrison Ford's turn as President. It's a shame he doesn't get a cool speech. He does get an awesome one liner though. Gary Oldman on the other hand, makes for a horrible Russian and if it wasn't for these two actors, this movie would be garbage. There's not a lot to say about it. It's just generic and all takes place on a plane. It almost reminds me of Die Hard 2. Just when you think it's over it keeps going. When Harrison Ford kills Gary Oldman, it should have wrapped up. Nope. Still got to get out of the plane and save everybody. Couldn't just land.
Had an airplane thriller double feature last night. Air Force One was the first up.
Harrison Ford is a badass President who just wants to protect his family. Gary Oldman is a badass Russian terrorist who threatens them. They face off in the confines of the titular airplane as the Presidential staff on the ground do everything they can to help.
The rest of the movie plays out pretty much as expected. It's never particularly suspenseful, and the action is merely passable. I remember seeing this as a youngster and loving it, it's more likely that it's just too rote and familiar for me to fully enjoy it now that I've seen these type of claustrophobic thrillers done masterfully.
Russian accents, machine guns, last minute betrayals, death by parachute, 90s cgi, "Get off my plane!"
Há um bom tempo não assistia ao filme. Continua sendo uma boa diversão e me fez nostálgico dos filmes de ação dos anos 90, que traziam histórias e personagens originais, sem ligação com livros, quadrinhos ou séries de TV. E é uma diversão à parte o fato de que os americanos conseguem vender com uma cara séria um presidente como herói de ação. Só nos EUA mesmo.
It's a shame a great guy like Wolfgang Peterson was into the making such a propagandistic, Americans-are-the-greatest-saviors-of-the-Earth kind of film, usually plagued with the same kind of patriotic music. But he nevertheless proved he still had the talent at creating tension powerfully in a bland story through immaculate and exciting dialog exchanges, good action, good pacing and an amazing film-editing. Is erroneous and visual effects don't match the brilliance set by other films like Titanic, but is a really fun and joyous watch. The leading role was made for Harrison Ford and I've always loved how he breathes life in his character simply with his personality. His dialog work further elevates it to a new level. Apart from his irritating love for his family in the film, everything else about him was cooool.
Love this movie. It is fun to watch.
Simple can be good. Harrison Ford is the President of the United States of America so don't mess with him. Gary Oldman is a terrorist so he will lose. Women and children are helpless and the Soviets must be stopped. Yeehaw.
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