Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57. Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to.Written by
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The movie establishes who are the terrorists right from the first moments on the plane. However, only three are shown at a first moment; the other two (Matthew and the first guy who fought with Cutter) simply appeared out of nowhere without any scenes showing they were on the plane. Not all of the passengers are shown on screen, there are over 200 aboard. These two would have been there the whole time but not shown until they took over the plane. See more »
This movie could have done with an extra 40 minutes in order to develop the characters further. As it stands we are left with a movie that has a cliche-ridden plot, weak characters and lacking in excitement.
Bruce Payne is reasonably good as the bad guy but the 84 minutes really didn't allow him time to explore the character's possibilities. Wesley Snipes isn't on best form here either.
If you want to see a well-produced aeroplane hostage movie, take a look at Air Force One and give this a miss.
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