All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
Still craving for the love of his life, ex-Air Force pilot Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, Ted might be the only one who can save them.
1) It's been scientifically proven that this is the funniest movie of all time, so we don't need to have that conversation any more.
2) I thought jive was an actual language until I was maybe 13.
3) For some odd reason the visual gag of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being pulled away from the cockpit wearing his Lakers gear and goggles is one of my favorite jokes in the movie.
4) This movie is rated PG but has boobs in it, as well as tons of other stuff not really appropriate for children. Luckily, the 80s were a different time and I was allowed to watch this about a billion times.
5) I've seen this a billion times and still caught a joke I had never noticed before.
Review In A Nutshell:
The film was certainly groundbreaking during its time but I felt some of its sequences has lost its sizzle as time have passed, leaving them feeling dated and stale. Though there were still some moments that left me in surprise, even if I have seen this film more than twice. This would be the type of film I would see myself coming back to only when I have specific craving for it.
I have watched this over 5 times, but every time I watch it, I notice something new. It has been scientifically proven that this is the funniest movie of all-time, and I completely agree. Not a single scene is wasted. My stomach hurt after watching this. It's really that funny. And it's even better when you see it with some friends, like I did. I wish comedy movies today were like this. Instead, they are filled with dumb poop jokes. This has a joke about poop, but it is incredibly made.
There's a reason you hear or have seen parts of this movie referenced so many times across so many mediums. Practically every joke hits. They don't always have to be laugh out loud funny, but they're hardly ever not funny.
This picture is pretty damn hilarious in my opinion.
(What really interests me, though, is the way that parody turns into non sequitur over time, as the source of the parody gets forgotten. Arguably, there are jokes that are even funnier today than they were in 1980, because now they seem completely random. Best example is the recurring bit in which a female passenger's thoughts about her husband are heard in voiceover, which I'm old enough to remember is spoofing a then-recent Yuban ad, but which probably plays better to younger viewers who'll have no idea why it's happening. This is a phenomenon I've experienced from the other side watching SCTV—some of my favorite sketches, like Crazy Hy's, are…
You are so funny.
I love you very much.
Kisses on all your pink parts,
Released on July 2, 1980 - this satirical disaster comedy film was written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker - a trio collectively known as "ZAZ". Primarily parodying big-budget disaster ensembles like "Zero Hour!" and "Airport", this $3.5 million dollar production was a huge success - earning $80 million in profit. When the crew of airplane is taken ill, the only person capable of saving them is an ex-pilot traumatized by his service in the war; but he overcomes his drinking problem, and personal demons to assist the flight.
Playing everything entirely straight, the mammoth group of dramatic actors take their first swing at comedy, and absolutely nail it. The relatively unknown Robert Hays and Julie…
It taxis, but doesn't take-off.
"Looks like I chose to the wrong week to quit sniffing glue." - Steve Croskey
I'm currently in the midst of a Leslie Nielsen binge, and knowing the "And don't call me Shirley" line is one of his most iconic, I had high hopes for Airplane!
It's unfortunate it takes almost 40 minutes for Nielsen to be introduced, as the jokes seem to only sometimes land when he isn't on-screen.
The crux of Airplane! follows a domestic spat between Ted (Robert Hays), an ex-Air Force Pilot and Elaine (Julie Hagerty), a flight attendant. Ted follows Elaine onto the fateful flight, where the fish entree becomes responsible for the violent illness of multiple passengers, including all the pilots. Ted, as an ex-pilot, is of course the only hope. The several forays into flashbacks are a welcome…
It's amazing how you can make so many jokes and have nearly all of them hit and hit hard. Sure some of the jokes are either outdated a miss but that doesn't stop this movie from being one of the funniest movies of all time
Funny movie or funniest movie ever?
Even after my umpteenth viewing, this movie can still make me laugh out loud consistently. It is the best kind of silliness. Unlike today's spoofs which rely on easy references for laughs, Airplane! has actual jokes, so remarkably it feels far less dated.
Watching David Wain's They Came Together in close proximity with the Zucker brothers' Airplane! is a real exercise in contrasts. Whereas the former relies way too heavily on dissecting one genre (rom-coms) to support its feature runtime, the latter's reference to the Airport movies of the 1970s is but the loosest of framing stories for a much broader palette of silliness that spans from spoofing various facets of popular culture (including cinema and the evolution of the English language), to sight gags, to pure absurdity - all clearly calculated to simply maximize laughs. And most of the humor in this little time capsule of 1980 holds up remarkably well. (We've all had to endure the unintentionally silly use of front…
"The tower, the tower! Rapunzel, Rapunzel!" - Johnny
Airplane! lasts 88 minutes.
There are 246 jokes contains within it.
246 ÷ 88 = 2.795454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545
The, um, above number is the amount of jokes per minute, for those Key Stage 1 students amongst us.
That's what I call particularly goddamn funny.
Yeah, Mr White. Yeah. Science. (it sounds better than "yeah, maths!", alright?)
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- A Matter of Life and Death
- My Neighbor Totoro
- The Double Life of Veronique
- Blade Runner
I thought it was about time I tackled the list. I've created plenty of top 100 genre compilations but I…