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#09 Air Force One

Air Force One

Starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close

What a fun movie. I honestly have to say, they really don’t make movies like this anymore. It’s a completely unrealistic movie. This would never happen in a million years, yet it works. These days, you have dumb movies like Transformers, Battleship and well anything Michael Bay. These movies are obviously a little more special effects driven, but they’re still supposed to do the same thing. It’s supposed to be fun popcorn flick. I can handle Air Force One in that aspect but there is something missing from these new movies that make them unwatchable. Maybe it’s the overall likeability of Harrison Ford, or the inability with these newer movies to make us care who lives and dies.

I have to say, even though I’ve seen Air Force One at least 5 times, I was still on the edge of my seat. It’s like you want to shout at the TV to let the President know what to do and where to hide and when to sneak into a different room. I really like when the director is able to create an interactiveness with the movie.

These type of movies also actually make it kind of fun to point out the implausibilities. You laugh along at the fact that there is no way some random “reporters” would be granted a trip on the Air Force One. You laugh when people are literally holding on with one hand to the back of an open plane going who knows how many miles per hour. (Really, how fast does a plane go? I need to Wikipedia that.) You laugh at all these things, yet you don’t really care. (That is why I LOVE the Charlies Angels movies)

In the end, the good guys win and you even might tear up for a second.



-I love how movies like this and especially the TV show 24 make you think about how the government is actually run. Could you picture George Bush kicking some Russian guys ass while hanging out of a plane door going 500 miles per hour? Hell no. He’d be dead in 5 minutes, if that. It’s kind of sad to know that we’ll never have a President that bad ass.

– I Googled it. Planes travel 500-600 mph.

– This is one of those movies where you know the face of every supporting actor, but not their name.

-Up next. Alien. (I’ll go see Prometheus in theaters first since it’s technically some sort of prequel)


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