Plane (2023)
January 12, 2023 8:34 PM - Subscribe

A pilot (Gerard Butler) finds himself caught in a war zone with little help but a man wanted for murder (Mike Colter) after he's forced to land his commercial aircraft during a terrible storm.

An old-fashioned, workmanlike, generally harmless actioner. Mostly does not actually take place on a plane. Butler and especially Colter provide a nice gun show for the audience. Doesn't overstay its welcome.
posted by praemunire (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So this is like Assault on Precinct 13 if the people ran into the bad guys after a plane crash instead of having them attack them in a police station? I could be into that.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:53 AM on January 13, 2023

Mix in some of The Defiant Ones and you're mostly there.

One of the ways this film is old-fashioned is that I think it's supposed to be a male action fantasy, but they accidentally made it to appeal to women, too. Previously noted eye candy (at one point Colter grabs and holds Butler for a lonnnng time), plus Butler is a very calm, competent guy heroically devoted to protecting the vulnerable passengers and making it home to his daughter.
posted by praemunire at 11:09 AM on January 13, 2023

Here's an article on Butler from The Ringer that takes this movie as a jumping-off point to discuss the actor generally, and why and how he appeals to people.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:56 AM on January 16, 2023

This was a very good, "tight", well-put-together action movie. Very enjoyable, I didn't find anything to quibble about.
posted by rozcakj at 6:57 AM on February 4, 2023

I've never stealth sledgehammer kills in a movie before. I love it.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 2:51 PM on July 29, 2023 [1 favorite]

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