First Glance: “Air”

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck lead an all-star cast in the new Amazon Studios biographical dramedy “Air”. It’s directed by Affleck from a script by Alex Convery and is set to get wide release in theaters – a significant move from Amazon. In addition to pals Damon and Affleck, the film stars Jason Bateman, Chris Tucker, Chris Messina, Viola Davis, Marlon Wayans, and Matthew Maher.

“Air” follows Sonny Vaccaro (Damon), a marketing executive and shoe salesman at Nike who attempts to sign Michael Jordan to his first ever shoe deal. Affleck plays Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike who went from selling sneakers out of his car at track meets to become the billionaire head of the world’s biggest shoe company. In the trailer we see Sonny coming up with the idea of signing a young and unproven Jordan and building the brand around him. It’s a tough sell, and “Air” chronicles the challenges that led to the landmark (and lucrative) deal.

“Air” lands in theaters April 5, 2023. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

13 thoughts on “First Glance: “Air”

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  2. I saw this trailer earlier today. Looks interesting and I do want to check it out as it does play into the history of those Air Jordans as what kid didn’t want to wear those shoes back in the day. I’d still want to have those Air Jordans than anything Lebron wears. Lebron is OVERRATED!

      • I hate the fact that Warner Brothers allowed that film to be made and yet we’re still deprived of seeing a full uncut version of Ken Russell’s The Devils as they used the nuns from that film to be in Lebron’s ugly-ass film. Fucking bullshit!

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