Number of Times Seen – Between 3 – 5 times (Theater in ’92, cable and 29 Jul 2015)
Brief Synopsis – An airline security expert must deal
with the terrorists when the plane he is on is hijacked.
My Take on it – After having watched Wesley Snipes in Murder at 1600 (1997) for my 1600th review, I decided to make this my 57th review this month.
My expectations weren’t high at all since I’ve seen this a few times before and never was very impressed with it.
The story is silly and is even sillier with a post 9/11 viewpoint.
Im always baffled why Snipes was even considered as an action hero back in the 90’s because most of his movies are totally crap when looking back.
The villain played by Bruce Payne isn’t menacing at all and I just wanted to laugh at him the whole time.
oh yeah, and it’s really boring too. 😉
Bottom Line – One of the most unimpressive and banal movies in the genre. Even more laughable post 9/11. Snipes isn’t the best action hero and the villain truly is laughable and not menacing at all.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Wesley Snipes’ character is mistaken for Arsenio Hall. In an episode of Martial Law (1998), Arsenio’s character is mistaken for Wesley, and the woman who does so says “I loved you in ‘Passenger 57!’ ” (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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