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 review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What I find alarming about action movies is how many "no-name" people die (usually men from 18 to 60-ish) and we're not even supposed to care that much. There is so much death in this movie I don't consider Ford's heroics to be a success. Yes, good job, you're still alive (I would mark this with a spoiler if it weren't so stupidly obvious; it's a Hollywood movie and of course he'll live) but like 85% of your staff on board the plane has been murdered along other service men and women with hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Maybe people don't matter if you're not related to them. I'm not a president.
The best part of the movie…
Ridiculous. They expect people to believe this stuff? Yes, I know it's fiction.
A solid action thriller involving terrorists taking over the President's plane in an attempt to get some very high-level ransom demands met. Harrison Ford says "Get off my plane," and for someone else to "get off" of something... and creates endless Ford "Get off my..." jokes.
The only thing that doesn't work is the final moments with the airplane, as one CGI sequence is very dated and really quite bad - it actually looks like one of those failed renderings where there are major issues with tracking and creating "weight" in the CGI work. It's a bit forgivable, though, as the climax happens seconds before and the bad CGI is just decoration on top of the frosting of this cake.
One of the better 1990's action films.
I really like the idea. A President who supposedly has had his up-close run-ins with war and tough decision-making has settled down in the respectful seat hoping never to see combat again. But when a group of terrorists hijack the plane he's on and take everyone else on board as hostage, it's all up to this veteran who must forget about the privileges of presidency, take the situation into his own hands, and dip his feet into bloody conflict once again - all in the name of saving the hostages and his family. It sounds like the kind of exciting plot that only the 90s could have drummed-up, and only Harrison Ford could pull off. This movie doesn't disappoint in that regard. Ford kicks his share of Russian terrorist ass. But the film is not without formulas and predictability and Russian-stereotypical performances. And blazing-horns action score #4.
Silly 90s thing.
Having not seen this movie since it's initial release 17 years ago, and recalling that i enjoyed it, I felt it was time to re-visit.
It's funny, the things that sit a little uncomfortably with the passage of time; the terribly over blown musical score that basically tells you exactly what you should be feeling. Or the blatant sabre rattling and flag waving that wouldn't look out of place in one of Bay's masterpieces.
Yet, it's still a hugely enjoyable action thriller, with Ford at the top of his 'everyman' game, playing the President that we'd all dearly love to have in our corner. Not to mention Gary Oldman giving us his best villain and accent since Bram Stoker's Dracula.…
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.
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