Wow. I hope so.
I taped it because the paper listed it as a ridiculous action movie and I had to see what that was about.
Ridiculous is the least of it. This film is so, so bad. I sat there like one of the audience for Springtime for Hitler. I don’t think there was a single credible thing in it. Or a single thing that wasn’t a cliché. Throughout there are “TV reports” that are just un-watchably, embarrassingly awful. And it’s all less exciting than the shopping channel.
Here’s what’s going on towards the end:
All of the flight crew are dead. There are no flight controls. The plane* is running out of fuel. The autopilot is randomly selecting different airfields to land at**. There is a pregnant woman on board (about to give birth, natch). There’s an escaped convict on board. The Air force is planning to shoot them down.
And. The plane is on fire!
And. The dog in the cargo hold might be a gonner***
Has anyone else seen this wreck? What do you think the worst aspect of it was?
- supposedly a 747, but this one’s a bit small on the inside.
** The autopilot is apparently very sophisticated in bringing the plane down to land, but not quite smart enough to put the gear down.
*** Don’t worry, in a movie as clichéd as this the doggy has to survive.