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      Plane
review by Bobby Blakey

I have been a fan of Gerard Butler since his early days in films like Dracula 2000. I always love him in action flicks and his latest film Plane from Blood Father director Jean-Francois Richet and co-stars Mike Colter, Yoson An, Daniella Pineda, Paul Ben-Victor, Remi Adeleke, Joey Slotnick, Evan Dane Taylor, Claro de los Reyes, and Tony Goldwyn. Could this latest action flick be another winner for Butler or will it crash and burn?

Plane follows pilot Brodie Torrance who saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island - only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare, an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare’s help, and will learn there’s more to Gaspare than meets the eye.

 

You hand Butler a gun and I am all in so it goes without saying I was excited to see this one. To my surprise while he does get in on the action they didn’t offer up some crazy badass back story for his character and instead he is just a pilot doing his best to survive and save the crew. Mike Colter steps in as the mysterious bad ass and when you put these two together you have a great team to bring the pain.

 

I was never a big fan of the title as I thought it just seemed to simple and generic, but it is perfect for what they deliver. There is just as much excitement involving the plane as the gun toting action in the jungle. Sure there are some over the top moments you have to buy into, but that is kind of par for the course in these kinds of movies. They waste no time tearing through bad guys in shoot outs complete with a high caliber rifle that kicks major butt.

 

The story is simple and to the point offering just enough to give reason for the plane crash and the fight for survival without trying give it a ton of unnecessary explanation. It brings everything I wanted out of the film to the forefront and then some. It knows what it is and just goes with it making it work on every level.

 

In addition to the film this release offers up bonus content including featurettes taking you behind bringing this flick to life. Grab your copy of Plane available now on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate.

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