FBI agent Gretchen Blair is on a flight to Washington D.C. when the man seated beside her makes an unusual offer. He explains that the plane they're on is about to be hijacked, and promises to pay her seventy-five million dollars if she can get him safely back on the ground. When a gang of professional thieves takes control of the plane, she realizes he isn't joking. Soon Gretchen finds herself caught in the middle of an elaborate mid-air heist, fighting to save the passengers while the thieves tear the plane apart, searching for the stolen loot hidden somewhere on board.
Wow...i don't even know where to begin with this movie. Poor denise richards. From starship troopers to this?
The writing of the movie was just awful. Like it was written by a high school freshman. The dialogue was just one of the many things that made this movie unrealistic. I will be here all day trying to list everything that's wrong with this movie. So i'll just list a few major things I found wrong.
I guess the people who made the film didn't even bother to look into the reality of flight. When the plane first takes off in the beginning why does the pilot retract the landing gear after the plane is above the clouds? When dolph lundgren's character takes over the plane and announces a drop in cabin pressure why does the hijacking crew put on gas masks instead of oxygen masks? A gas mask wont help you if there's no oxygen. The "air marshall" character was the most useless of all. By the time it's revealed that he is on the take i found his character so annoying that it didn't matter to me that he was a bad guy.
There are also many unrealistic aspects of the decompression of the cabin. In reality, there is a limited amount of air in the cabin of a plane so if a door is ripped off it will only take seconds for the cabin to depressurize and everyone inside will lose consciousness and die soon after. So,at the end of the movie, how are all the characters inside of the cabin at high altitude still conscious after the door has been ripped off? They're not wearing oxygen masks so they should be dead.
Also how is it that the plane is being tracked by the same flight control tower throughout its entire flight?!
Also when the plane landed, in whoknowswhereland, after it was hijacked and denise richard's character is evacuating everyone off the plane via the rear slide, how are people not being hit with the jet blast from the engines that are running at take off speed?! And in order for an airplane to take off it has to reach speeds well over 100 mph so how are all the passengers sliding from the plane safely to the ground?
The producers of this film were just lazy. I've seen low budget films that were at least somewhat realistic but this......this was just sad.
This movie is so ridiculous that it will leave you begging the question: who in the production company saw this script and said,"YES! This will make a great movie!"? I'll bet somebody's getting fired!!
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