After a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in a war zone, a fearless pilot finds himself between the agendas of multiple militias planning to take the plane and its passengers hostage.
Runtime: 107 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thrillers
Stars: Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An, Tony Goldwyn, Daniella Pineda, Paul Ben-Victor, Remi Adeleke, Joey Slotnick, Evan Dane Taylor, Lilly Krug, Oliver Trevena, Tara Westwood, Kate Rachesky, Otis Winston, Modesto Lacen, Jeff Francisco, Jeffrey Holsman, Ariel Felix, Jessica Nam, Heather Seiffert
Director: Jean-François Richet
movies_are_life_ - 13 January 2023 Well-paced action that is fun! Some movies are meant to have a simple fun time with. No need to try to be more than what they are. Inaccuracies can be ignored since this movie wears its identity on its sleeve. It's the inaccuracies and straight to the point filmmaking that tells the audience that you're in for a good time. Don't take it too seriously.
The movie treads familiar territory, although it still feels fresh. The script does a fine job of staying mostly ahead of the viewer. You know generally what to expect, but the plot points that get us to the climax are handled well by not over explaining what's going on. The real life missing flight MH370 is an obvious inspiration for this film (it even name drops the missing plane in the movie). The plane itself is a driving force in the movie's narrative and supports the simple title of Plane. Our pilot hero is the most fresh part of the movie. He is set up as being physically capable of doing what he does, but is also more vulnerable than most action lead's.
The pace is almost non-stop, action is easy to follow, and the movie surprisingly does have some heart in the end, which is helped by some fine acting. Expect to have a lot of fun with this, as long as you are willing to forgive the goofs and looseness of the plot. It's worth a theater watch or at least to watch with a group of friends!