Airtight (1999 TV Movie)
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The film is not too bad, the plot is quite straight forward and revealed at an early enough point to stop you from getting bored. The objective of the main character is initially revenge and then takes a slight divergence, which is good to keep up the interest.
There are a few bits and pieces thrown into the mix, but information is regularly given in the dialogue so no nodding off or you may lose a thread or two, still that's Ok as the focus is still evident.
Occasionally I found the acting to be a bit dodgy and I felt like I was watching actors play parts rather than seeing the characters.
It is a hard thing to achieve in movies and this film failed in my view, the hard thing being; tempting me with the thought that the good guys might not win.
There is just not enough emotion in the film I guess to draw in the audience, and you just can't help but think of Total Recall or Highlander II at times.
The story is boring beyond belief. There's no action here, no incident, just poor actors working their way through an incredibly stodgy script. Indeed the entertainment value is so low that I was hard pressed to give this anything more than a single star, except that I've seen even WORSE films by comparison. AIRTIGHT is a mess of a film, with stilted dialogue and the worst kind of melodrama dragging it right down. It's one to avoid at all costs.
In the not too distant future, Earth has run out of air because of nuclear explosions, or something. This would be a good enough plot for a sci-fi... if it wasn't ripped off from SPACEBALLS! Our hero, played by comatose "actor" Marshall Napier, sets out to avenge his father, or win back his girlfriend, or something... to be frank, I lost my way halfway through the movie because it was so terrible. There's a subplot involving an evil boss cheating on his wife, but it goes nowhere and is complete filler.
Miss this junk if it's on the air (pun intended). It's not even worth seeing for fans of B-movies, it's that boring. The only "tight" thing in this film is super hot Tasma Walton's... uh... outfits. (r#29)