Plane flew into theaters this past weekend, and with
it we got the first action movie of the year. Gerard Butler plays Captain Torrance
who must put all of his skills to the test to land his plane safely when it is
struck by lightning. He manages to land the plane safely on a small island,
where the problems just get worse. Captain Torrance has to quickly figure out
how to save all of his passengers from militia groups and get them home
What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The
Spoilers of Plane.
Plane does an amazing job of keeping you on the edge
of your seat throughout the entire film. Almost anyone who has flown in bad
turbulence knows the tension that builds up waiting to get through it. Plane
does a great job capturing that stress and amplifying it by actually having
the airplane go down. While the film is called Plane, a great deal of the story
is spent with the passengers stranded fighting for their lives. The pace the
movie managed to keep with the action was impressive. While there were slow
points in the film, they were not drawn out or boring and were always quickly
followed by suspense or more violence.
One of the worst parts of Plane is the believability.
Suspension of disbelief is required in a lot of action films, but Plane
is still just hard to believe. We are forced to accept that any plane could
possibly fall out of the sky anytime it goes through a storm.
I was also left wanting more back story on both Captain
Torrance and the prisoner Louis Gaspare. We are given some glimpses at their
backstory, which were all intriguing and perfect for the set of skills their
characters needed in the film. However, I felt more could have been included. I
also wish I could have seen what happened to Louis Gaspare at the end of the
film when he takes the money and disappears into the forest.
My Overall Opinion
I give Plane a 7 out of 10.
Plane is a “brain candy” film. It is not groundbreaking,
but it is very entertaining. A great action film to kick off 2023, filled with
the perfect amount of explosions and violence. If you are looking for a movie
to see, you will have a lot of fun at Plane. Although my recommendation
would be to wait until this one inevitably hits a streaming service.