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Air Force One (1997)
« on: January 01, 2013, 08:10:49 am »

What's my reaction whenever I get finish watching Air Force One? F*CKING AWESOME! That's my reaction. I loved this movie. It's 100% pure adrenaline rush from beginning to end. If you are a fan of Die Hard, you will absolutely love this movie, which is often described as 'Die Hard on a Plane' and that's exactly what it is. For few people left on the planet that have never had the pleasure of watching one of the best 'Action' flicks of the past 25 years, it's about the President of the United States (Harrison Ford) being outnumbered and outgunned as he is the last hope for those on Air Force One to survive. Yes, the plot is pretty far out there, but not completely far-fetched. It's a place just like any other in this world and could conceivably be hijacked, which I think adds to the "uh oh" factor of the movie.

Add to the mix of the First Lady and their teenage daughter and you have set up some real drama the drive the plot and the actions of President Marshall as he tries to outwit and out maneuver the terrorists on board, played by Gary Oldman and the main 'baddie'; Ivan Korshunov. He was great in this too. Actually, the entire cast fricken' rocks in this one, which includes Glenn Close, Dean Stockwell, William H. Macy, Paul Guilfoyle, Jürgen Prochnow and the awesome Xander Berkeley. Also of note was a small role by then, little known Glenn Morshower as a Secret Service Agent to the President, who would go on to make a name for himself as Agent Aaron Pierce on the TV series 24.

There are two great endings to Air Force One. The way that the President dispatches Ivan Korshunov was inspired. But it's the air rescue of the Plane itself that was truly exhilarating. First having to evade missiles and then the transfer of people from one plane to another makes for an incredible ride. I will never give up my DVD copy. But I do think it's time to upgrade to a tricked out edition as my copy is just Bare-Bones. Anyway, I highly recommend this as a Buy for sure. But I know all of you people are smart enough to already own this. Only smart people are allowed on Penny Can.
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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 08:11:15 am »
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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 08:26:09 am »
This is a fun film. Thanks for reminding me to check it out... Again
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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 09:28:09 pm »
Apparently Bill Clinton liked the movie enough to suggest an actual escape pod be put into the real plane.  No dice.

I thought that the daughter looked familiar but couldn't place it... she's from this movie called "A Little Princess" that my sister loved, and now that girl is worth, like, a BILLION dollars.  Might well be one of the richest people on Earth.

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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 05:11:43 am »
He liked the movie because he wanted to be Harrison Ford. Who wouldn't. Sadly, we are never going to have a President as awesome as President Marshall sitting in the White House, kicking ass.
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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 06:12:11 am »
That was the one thing in Scary Movie 3 that I liked, the "President Ford" reference.

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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 06:21:43 am »
I don't know if Harrison Ford is into politics or what, but how awesome would it be to have Han Solo, er, I mean Indiana...whoops, I meant James Marshall in the Oval Office? Nobody would f*ck with America!!
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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 01:47:20 pm »
"Mr President, what about the demands of the people?  What about your advisors?"
"Hey, I take orders from ONE person, ME, got it princess?"

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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 07:22:02 pm »
Watching this sombitches now.
Turned off 'Trouble with the Curve'... Too 'meh' to stick with it.

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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 07:25:49 pm »
Looking forward to reading your review.
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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 06:57:08 am »
I did enjoy Air Force One like I enjoy movies like Armageddon. Leave you're brain at the door and just enjoy the ride and action. You have to do that or you're not going to enjoy it with all the plot holes. I do think I heard echoes of Star Wars and Indiana Jones in the soundtrack. Maybe that was my imagination, but I thought I heard them.

This was Rated R, but can't remember anything extreme. The gun shoot outs did kill folks, but the most graphic was pretty mild. There was no language... really.

Enjoyed the characters, especially a kick-ass president and take no **** Vice President with Close. Gary Oldman was pretty cool bad guy to never turn your back on. Definitely a rent.
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Re: Air Force One (1997)
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 07:15:30 am »
This was Rated R....

Really? I never picked up on that, even when this was in theaters. It would be PG by today standards and maybe PG-13 by 1997 standards, but not R.
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