Con Air (Short Review)

Blast from the past! Remember the 80s and those action flicks? Long hair, dudes with more muscles than professional wrestlers, and the heartwarming plot of a reformed criminal. Oh, and the insane over the top action of a plane full of criminals hijacking it in order to escape to paradise. Explosions galore and more; not much more, mind you, but just enough to take your mind off of the implausibility of it all. Nickolas Cage’s 80s action films were, like his contemporaries, numerous. Yet Con Air stands out. Loaded with clever storytelling, an all-star cast, and some memorable dialogue, director Simon West made an outstanding film about an unjustly imprisoned man going out of his way to save the few souls worth saving on a plane full of scumbags. Though it happens to be his daughter’s birthday he does not hesitate to place his life on the line in order to protect the innocent. From here you expect and receive the usual high octane moments: so I won’t go into detail. I will say this though: any fan of action movies will sure to be pleased with this selection; whether you are an ardent fan or a newcomer.

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