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…
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.
This Christmas, try to remember the real reason for the season: Sharing your love of renowned actor Xander Berkeley with confused family members.
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.
Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford lift this one above mediocre. So many cheesy lines that I'm sure were all the rage twenty years ago. But its got a lot of spirit and enjoyable action to surround its two great leads.
Not the best 90s action movie, not the worst. Good luck trying to discern the movie's politics.
Cheesy one-liners, thrilling action and great performances by Oldman and Ford, make this one of my all time favorite 90's action films.
Now, here's a real president! A white guy!
Every review I read on this movie mentioned "Die Hard on a plane." If I was Die Hard, I'd be slightly offended by this. It's nowhere near as good as Die Hard.
I saw this film a lot of years ago during a long bus ride. I remember enjoying it but watching it in a bus was distracting. So for the longest time I wanted to rewatch it and that finally happened when it aired on tv tonight.
Ford is a charming and cool action hero and President and the plot makes solid ground for what should be a decent actioner in the vain of Die Hard.
Unfortunately the story fails to really keep the viewer invested because most characters, especially the bad guys are extremely flat and their intentions unclear and unconvincing. The length is also a bit much for something that is essentially a pretty simple good vs bad story.…
Bekanntes "Die Hard" Prinzip auf einem Flugzeug. Gutes Popcornkino wenn auch nicht immer ganz logisch. Kopf ausschalten und Spass haben.
This is another version of Baird's Executive Decision although it has its differences. It is an entertaining film for simple minded folk. This is a movie where someone just wants to watch a simple movie. Harrison Ford was absolutely stellar. I now consider Ford as president.(not really but kind of just to entertain my thoughts) Ford really did a good job. This is a typical kind of role Ford would act out but he truly does a good job. Gary Oldman was outstanding he kept his accent and composure until it was needed that he flip out for the sake of being dramatic. Oldman was probably the best part of the movie. The fights scenes are all right but certainly…
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