Let me be honest. There’s nothing about the new trailer for the upcoming flick “Plane” that will have any critic rethinking their awards season ballots. Yet I have to admit, I really get a kick out of these wacky (and sometimes undeniably bad) action romps. And sometimes a little disposable nonsense is all I really need from a movie. Gerard Butler has certainly provided plenty of that in recent years. But to be fair, he does occasionally surprise us with an unexpectedly good movie. That considered, it’s hard to tell where “Plane” will land (see what I did there?).
Make no mistake, the generically titled “Plane” looks absolutely absurd. In it Butler plays a commercial pilot named (and this is such a Gerry Butler movie name) Brodie Torrance. When his plane is damaged during a severe storm, he’s forced to do an emergency landing. The problem is he lands in a territory full of hostile militants who take his passengers hostage. With the help of a federal prisoner (Mike Colter), put on his plane for extradition, Brodie sets out to rescue the passengers as only Gerry Butler can. Silly beyond measure but potentially fun….maybe?
“Plane” hits theaters January 27th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
Yes indeedy, that’s going on my Saturday Night list of ation movies! Can’t beat Gerry Butler for a good old silly romp!
He does silly romps about as good as anyone, right?
Not interested. SHUT-UP BUTT-WAD still fucking sucks.
But it’s Gerry Butler!!!😂
He’s still a twat!
Anyone who grew up or enjoys the over the top action movies in the 80s , these type of movies are a guilty pleasure if done right . Looks ridiculous but I’m willing to give it a go. Butler seems to be the go to guy lately for these .
You’re right. It does have that over the top 80s action vibe. That’s a good comparison.
NGL when I clicked this post, and the image loaded with Gerard Butler’s face on it…..nope lmao
He has earned that reaction! LOLOLOL
If I did see it, it would be a) for laughs and b) to see Mike Colter. There are absolutely scenarios for me where bad movies can be good, but this one just looks bad.
It does look pretty bad, but in a way that I could have fun with. At least I think I could.
It’s definitely silly beyond count. Saw the preview tonight when I went to see Prey for the Devil and it looks like a middling project. Will probably see it just for Butler.
Same with me. Saw it front of both of tonight’s movies and couldn’t help but chuckle. These things tend to entertain me.
🟥🟨 Pass 🟦🟪
I will probably be seeing this in 2 years, when it makes it way on to FX or some other station, when I can have it on in the background while I read stupid tweets on twitter. For the most part I don’t care for the Butler on screen persona.
LOL! So it probably won’t be on you’re year-end Top 10 list?
My movie going has fallen off so far I wouldn’t have seen enough movies to make a top 10. Top 2 maybe.