For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Die Hard Doppelganger Movies, here’s a review of Air Force One (1997) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101.
Next month’s genre has been chosen by Alan Sanders of the Wilder Ride and we will be reviewing our favorite Fantasy Movies of the 21st Century
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Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
Air Force One is directed by Wolfgang Petersen and will see President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) having Air Force One hijacked by terrorist Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman), bringing us Die Hard on Air Force One.
Air Force One will bring the cat and mouse battle between the terrorist, the President and the President’s staff led by Vice President Kathryn Bennett (Glenn Close) to make sure the safe return of the hostages. This will see the President going into hiding on the plane, using his military past to pick off the terrorists one by one. This will give Harrison Ford the chance to hit the one-liners like John McClane did.
Air Force One will also see the European villain played by an English man who is brilliantly over the top with what he does, feeling psychotic with each action he makes against the passengers on the plane. Not willing to play games and determined to get what he wants, knowing the plane is almost impossible to shot down.
Air Force One is easily one of the best action movies in the 1990s, one that took the Die Hard formula and ran with it to the next level, using the A-list status of Harrison Ford. It will be edge of your seat and you will want to see what happens next. We also have an all-star supporting cast that will give us characters to root for along the way.
Air Force One is a hugely entertaining movie. 5/5
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