Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash (2020)

[about the plane they are about to board] “What a piece of junk.” – Artemis

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Jul 2020)

Brief Synopsis – An aspiring group of rock stars let the life of fame get to them as they experiment living very dangerous lives on the edge.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across recently and was quite intrigued to learn about what really happened during this famous plane crash of the band that performed Sweet Home Alabama.

The film does a nice job showing the events that surrounded how these rockers lived care free lives filled with sex, drugs ad rock ‘n roll.

The film doesn’t sugar coat any of t and we get to see how much these rockers abused themselves while climbing to stardom without any cares about what it could do to them.

They unfortunately don’t develop the characters well enough even though they present the story quite well.

This causes problems trying to differentiate between some of the band members.

The film does an amazing job depicting how the plane crash happened and the events leading up to that tragedy in ways that allows us to get a really clear picture as to what really occurred.

The film is able to raise the suspense level as he crash nears even though we know it will be coming which helps make things even more powerful to watch unfold.

The aftermath of the crash is also shown quite well even if a few of the things that happen seem quite unbelievable and unrealistic.

Bottom Line – Nice depiction of the events that surrounded the way these rockers lived their lives. The story itself is presented in a pretty good way despite the fact that the characters aren’t really developed well enough for us to be able to tell most of them apart. The way that they show the climactic plane crash is done really well and allows us to get a clear understanding as to why things happened the way they did which helps make things more powerful to watch unfold since it’s able to raise the level of suspense. The aftermath of the crash is also shown well even if a few of the details seem a bit too unrealistic along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In one scene, a character utters “You Go Girl”, a phrase not originated nor in common usage in 1977. (Martin Lawrence is credited for introducing the term on “Martin”, which began in 1992). (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)


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