Plane and all the images you see in this review are owned by Lionsgate
Directed by Jean-François Richet
Gerard Butler and I have something of an understanding; albeit one that’s completely one-sided. As long as he doesn’t make anything as truly detestable as London Has Fallen again, I’ll continue to hold him up as one of our best B-Movie action stars. Shouldn’t be too hard as being better than London Has Fallen is a very low bar to clear, and I’ve enjoyed quite a few of his post-2016 outings. Will his latest outing, which looks to be as simple and straightforward as its title, prove to be another solid entry in his shining career, or will he finally sap away whatever goodwill I had left for him? Let’s find out!!
Our pilot for this adventure is Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) who has the dark background, short temper, and cheeky wisecracks of a typical Hollywood action star, but he’s not in the mood for heroics and just wants to get home to his daughter after this one last flight. Of course, it wouldn’t be a movie if something bad didn’t happen, and after being brow beaten by corporate to fly through a storm to save some fuel, the plane crashes on an isolated island far from their intended flight plan; leaving it up to our esteemed captain to keep order and find a way to bring everyone back home. Complicating matters is the presence of a convict Louis (Mike Colter) who was added to the flight at the last minute, not to mention a bunch of whiney passengers who want to live stream their plight, but those concerns are small potatoes compared to the army of angry militias that are barreling towards them with the intent to murder them, ransom them, or both. Will Brodie be able to keep the peace in such a tense situation while working on a way to contact the outside world? Can Louis be trusted as an ally in keeping these people safe, and what will he do when the situation puts him closer and closer to being a free man? Did they at least save the in-flight peanuts, or are those still gonna cost extra?Continue reading “Cinema Dispatch: Plane”