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.
How often do you think Obama turns to someone on Air Force One and says "Get off my plane!" like Harrison Ford? Six, seven times a day?
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…
A perfectly cast, expertly crafted action epic, Wolfgang Petersen's "Air Force" is a thrilling, engrossing piece of work. Starring Harrison Ford as the President of the United States, the film follows the post-"Die Hard" action template of hero-takes-on-bad-guys-in-specific-location but never feels derivative or uninspired. It is full-bodied, fully entertaining spectacle.
The story at work in "Air Force One" is straightforward and streamlined: POTAS's plane is hijacked, and the President is pressed into action. The script is taut, offering early bursts of information that set up the President's character and the film's themes. "Air Force One" observes a leader who commits to tough policy and then is forced to stand by his words to the potential detriment of his family and…
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.
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.
Not nearly as obtusely jingoistic as its framework seems to suggest - there's no greater agenda at work here than the crafting of a platform for extreme dramatic tension. The writing is concise and sequential, forging a funnel for perpetual conflict. Its success is directly attributable to Petersen's tight, unbending focus on Marshall, who is both aptly named and imbued with magnetic vigor by Ford.
This movie gives me the chills and the feels. One moment disgust and the next excitement. You wouldn't think that a 747 would make a good main set, but man will this film surprise you. I also think Harrison Ford give one of his best proformances ever. If you have access to this film WATCH IT!!!
Ford is so well cast in this one. (Funny that it was originally intended for Kevin Costner to star in!) He plays the President, of course, and it's like "Die Hard on a Plane" (haha!) Great fun throughout.
This movie never lets up. Great action and tension. Many twists and turns along the way. It's awesome fun!
The special effects are a bit cheesy, but of their time. Actually there are two BIG plot points that hinge on aged technology that really date this movie: (a) A secret note sent via an old fashioned fax machine, and (b) reading instructions on how to use a "new-fangled" air (cell) phone. Pretty hilarious in hindsight, but interesting to see how far we've come with our technology in 20 years. Heh.
Regardless, the patriotism of this movie sometimes borders on propaganda levels... but dammit... I love it!!!
It's surprising they didn't Die Hard the fuck out of this movie and make a bunch of terrible sequels considering what a terrific action hero President James Marshall is. A universe definitely exists in which they made Air Force Two: Get Off My Plane Again, Air Force 3: Get Off My Boat, and of course Air 4orce.
How is it that the US is stuck choosing between Trump and Hillary? Clearly, Harrison Ford should be the next president of the United States.
(Additionally, get a load of that 90's CGI)
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Fun. Not amazing. Ford is his reliably masculine rugged type, Oldman is his reliably awesome awesomeness. The CG plane effects at the end don't hold up at all, but I really liked them at the time. But it's not something that's going to light up your life, just something you'll dig. Worth seeing.
Air Force One is still, in my opinion, one of best action films of the 90's.
Very well acted, with great performances from a strong cast with names like Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, William H. Macy and Paul Guilfoyle. Also competently directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is a great ride from start to finish. It immediately had you engaged in the story and is able to maintain suspense and thrill all throughout, as well as having some pretty good action sequences.
The special effects don't hold up that well today, but they are not atrocious or anything. The film is a bit corny and cheesy and it is a bit over-the-top, but it was the 90's, which action film wasn't...
Although not techincally remarkable, it is enjoyable and a lot of fun!
William H Macy is too good for this world.
It's official: Harrison Ford gets my vote for president.
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