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Plot: 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.
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I was pleasantly surprised by Plane. Going into it, I had pretty low expectations as it seemed to be a cheap, action flick that was built for the dad’s in our life. But there were some pretty good performances, set pieces, and brutal action that raised this movie from mediocrity.
The plot is incredibly bare bones: a plane gets damaged in a storm and crash lands on a desolate island. We’ve seen this used in countless films and TV shows throughout the years but, the way this is handled is pretty incredible. We see it from the pilots perspective as he and the stewards are trying to navigate the situation to create the best course of action to survive. It was done in a very believable way, giving us a glimpse at crash landing procedure and how truly indestructible planes are. The entire 30-minutes sequence had me on the edge of my seat even though I knew it was coming from a mile away. The CGI in this section was quite rough though as the plane looked like something rendered in an Xbox 360 game.
The movie does fall into some pretty classic tropes in movies like this. One being that almost all the “good” people are the classic white American men and woman, but the “bad” people (the island combatants and our main prisoner hero) are individuals of color. It is subtle, but something I noticed that slightly rubbed me the wrong way. Also the depiction of how the Philippines refused to assist in their own territory was laughable. But it opened the way for the good men of the American military were there to save the day and kill some island terrorists. It has some minor military propaganda that didn’t totally take away from my experience, but worth a mention.
The performances were all pretty good. Gerard Butler played his usual role, I enjoyed his charisma as a pilot but also the gruff and militaristic persona he pulled out from his previous service. Mike Colter was great as the ultimate badass of the movie, killing terrorists with whatever he could get his hands on. This was nothing against his performance, but I hated how they wrote his characters ending in the film. It did not do his character arch any justice and felt out of place. The rest of the cast was decent.
Overall, this movie delivers exactly what it promised in a short concise runtime and I cannot ask any more than that.
Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler), is a recently widowed dad who looks
forward to completing his nearly empty run from Singapore to Tokyo so he
can take advantage of the time difference and meet up with his daughter in
Hawaii in time to celebrate the new year.
In the new film “Plane” things do not go as planned as the nearly empty
the flight also hosts a prisoner transfer as a dangerous fugitive named Louis
(Mike Colter), is brought onto the flight late.
Forced by a corporate officer to fly through a storm they were told would
be clear by the time they reached it to save time and fuel, the flight
encounters severe issues and soon find themselves without avionics and
forced to make an emergency landing on an island.
Unable to send for help and unsure of their exact location, Brodie learns
that they are on an outer island of the Philippines and that there is only
insurrectionists and militia on the island and that the military or police
are not options.
While attempting to find a way to contact help, Brodie enlists Louis to
help and soon finds that the passengers and crew have been taking hostage
by a brutal local militia. Forced to improvise rescue and wait for
help, the tense and violent situation quickly becomes a living nightmare
as they fight to survive.
The tension level of the film is great as the early segments in the plane
did a great job of showing the routine of a pilot and also ramped up the
tension. I can be a nervous passenger when a plane gets into bad weather
and I found my palms getting sweaty and anxiety creeping in during the
detailed sequences of the flight in peril.
The action of the film was engaging as were the characters as they were
easy to pull for despite not having much in the way of backstory or
character development. The film has plenty of action as was engaging from
start to finish which makes “Plane” a pleasant diversion and one fan of
Butler will not want to miss.
4 stars out of 5
Search and Rescue
Plane is a good action film filled with intense acting, gunshots, fights, and story. The story goes along with Captain Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) flying his crew and passengers on an airplane with an dangerous criminal, Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter) on board. When they fly into international waters that everything does not go according to plan. A violent storm strikes the plane causing them to land in a remote island somewhere in the Philippines filled with armed rebels. Brodie Torrance, Gaspare, and the military must rescue and escape with the crew and passengers before everything goes wrong. Overall, I liked it for what it is that a plane crash goes wrong and has to rescue everyone safely from the rebels. Also, Gerard Butler does not miss with his action films in this one. It is a good watch in theaters for a good action start in 2023.
Incredibly average in every single way
Gerard Butler has had a bit of a tough go since 300 made him a household name. That movie remains his most iconic, with him seeming to flounder a bit around a whole bunch of action roles and some against type films that fared even worse. Here, we see him once again in action mode and it’s sad to see that it’s yet another disposable action flick in which he gets to play the hero in a subpar action film.
Save for the adrenaline pumping climactic action scene, everything here is just so dull an average. The story is as straight forward as it gets, essentially playing out in two parts, first with the plane crash on an island, and then with rebels taking the passengers hostage. It’s all just enough to allow Butler to be the hero over and over again. Mike Colter shows up as a prisoner who assists Butler, but he mostly acts as a second gun, killing lots of bad guys. It’s the kind of movie that, back in the 90’s and early 00’s, would have been DTV on a Blockbuster shelf somewhere, ignored by all but a handful of people in favor of a bigger, better blockbuster.
Fans of Butler, people bored with what’s out, and anyone looking to waste time on a weekend might find some enjoyment out of this, but I suspect most will just find it almost completely forgettable. And with a handful of other great films still in theater, there are certainly better options.
Original Language en
Genre Action, Thriller
Director Jean-François Richet
Writer Charles Cumming, J.P. Davis
Actors Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An
Country United Kingdom, United States
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