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 (4 comments total)
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

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

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

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

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