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Plane (2023)

Plane (2023)





Gerard Butler

Mike Colter

Yoson An

Tony Goldwyn


Directed by Jean-Francois Richet


Plane is a nice film and I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the direction the movie took from having a one-man terminator show to having the crew saved by mercenaries. The movie decided not to go all out impossible scenario after scenario and just made the mercenaries show up to be in more control over the situation at the nick of time to save the man of the moment, Captain Brodie (Gerard Butler).

Plane is an action thriller which for me does not waste time by giving too much unnecessary depth to the characters. A brief intro and well-laid aims were shown to cement the characters. Then the movie did not waste time dragging the ending.

The movie is direct and easy to follow. It maintains a tempo that I enjoyed and showed more control over the things happening than allowing the instances to take full control over the movie. Surviving a plane crash landing is one thing, then surviving crash landing on an island run by militants is another thing.

The plane crashed landed in Jolo, and the militants immediately went to work to round up the people to ransom them. Before this, we are introduced to Louis, a former French Foreign Legion who was being extradited to Canada. Since many do not know why he is onboard and in handcuffs they kept their distance. Louis behaved like he was not ready to work with others, so the captain in his aim to seek out help and safeguard his crew and passengers took him along.

Louis proved to be an asset to this goal of finding help. When they were able to pass messages across of their location, the airline contacted mercenaries to go aid since the location is not one the Philippines military willing to help. When the two returned to their camp (a camp they set up beside the plane) they see that the militants have taken their entire party hostage.

With little care, Brodie decided to go rescue his crew and passengers with Louis along for muscle support. From here the movie then decided to make more sense instead of going headfirst into the land of the impossible of two men taking on a group of militants. Been a while since I have seen Mike Colter do something, so this was a welcome sight. It is odd that they are planning on doing a sequel, I feel this movie is ok as it is, and if the makers want to do another similar movie to this, a think a standalone will be best.


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