As Simon Pegg said in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People this is the best movie of all times. Well, it is not the best, con airbut definitely it is the best movie for Sunday watching. It is a classical big budget action movie with a lot of explosions, cool characters and catchy one liners. I particularly remember the scene with Steve Buscemi and the little girl… The story is not its strongest point, but there is a lot of things to distract you from it. Those few years around 1997 were really productive when it comes to great action movies. They all utilized both CGI and practical effects, combining them into an almost comeback of the eighties in larger-than-life explosions and stunts. Another great thing about these movies, especially Con Air, is that they did not take themselves seriously. They know there’s no way that something like _____ could happen, so why pretend it’s actually possible. This created a very vibrant and entertaining atmosphere, making the movie much more engaging.

Cameron Poe is an US Ranger that was imprisoned for manslaughter. After serving his sentence he heads home in a plane that gets taken by other inmates. With very colorful and diverse characters this movie is really interesting, there is not a single boring or bad performance, and with a cast full of great actors it could not have been otherwise. Another thing I almost forgot to mention is the humor. There were a lot of jokes and I especially enjoyed in Dave Chappelle’s performance, although Steve Buscemi with his weird look (yahhh, yaaaahhhh, yaaaahhh) almost stole the show. A definition of an adrenaline ride, Con Air is movie that will entertain and amuse you, so better check it out.

Director: Simon West

Cast: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Dave Chappelle, Danny Trejo

Fun Facts: Dave Chappelle improvised most of his lines.


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