By perilous landing on a war-torn island, pilot Brodie Torrance saves passengers from a lightning strike, only to discover that surviving the landing was only the beginning. Louis Gaspare, an alleged killer who was being transported by the FBI, is the only person Torrance can rely on for assistance when deadly rebels take the majority of the passengers captive.
Plane Cast :
Jean-Francois Richet, Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An, Daniella Pineda, Paul Ben Victor
Plane Release date:
13 January 2023
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Plane Review :
Plane starts like all those disaster movies from the 70s and 80s… It is New Year’s Eve and Captain Brodie Torrance (Butler) is rushing to make his flight. Even as he is clearing security, he is promising his daughter, Daniela (Haleigh Hekking), he will make it in time to Hawaii to usher in the New Year with her.
As Torrance is doing the pre-flight checks and chatting with his crew including co-pilot Dele (Yoson An) and chief flight attendant Bonnie (Daniella Pineda), he is asked to meet an officer (Otis Winston), who is escorting a man, Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), being extradited for murder. Uh, oh.
Then we hear of extremely bad weather on the plane’s route. Torrance’s request for an alternate flight path to avoid the storm is denied on the grounds of extra cost for the extra miles. The passengers on board are quickly introduced in broad brush strokes. There is the annoying businessman, the one with a huge following on social media, and pretty girls in shorts with cascading curls.
Plane is as direct as its title. The new Gerard Butler movie, which the actor has also co-produced, promises a nightmare in the air that continues on the ground – nothing more, nothing less. On this count, the film amply delivers.
Commercial pilot Brodie (Butler) is navigating an aircraft out of Singapore. Since it is New Year’s Day, the plane has very few passengers but also one flier (Mike Colter) who will prove important to subsequent events. An emergency landing brought on by bad weather on a remote island in the Philippines is only the beginning.
Jean-Francois Richet’s fleet action thriller is adapted from Charles Cumming’s novel The Plane. Cumming has co-written the screenplay by JP Davis.
There’s just about enough background information to form emotional connections with Brodie and his co-pilot Dele (Yoson An). The focus is on the here and now – the nitty-gritty of cockpit behaviour, the panic that sets in as turbulence hits, the behaviour of the passengers, the reaction of the airline.
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