January 26, 2014
Airborne is a kind of hospice for less successful Star Wars actors. Also it's really stupid. But that didn't stop me from watching it.
December 14, 2013
The ending was interesting but to get to the ending you have to put through the whole slow boring movie that slightly does not make sense. It was as exciting as reviewers made it.
July 9, 2013
Awful. The acting is bad, the story is bad, the filming is bad, the effects are bad, the fake American accents are bad the only good thing about this film is that it ended.
April 10, 2013
Airborne (Dominic Burns, 2012)
Airborne starts off with the best of intentions, though it's a bit derivative of Snakes on a Plane atmosphere-wise (and really, there's nowhere to go from there but down); having a passenger disappear from a plane mid-flight over the Atlantic Ocean is about the best locked-room mystery one could possibly come up with. And for about half this movie's eighty minutes, Dominic Burns manages to give the locked-room-mystery angle its due, and this is actually a fun little movie, though it's never anything more than that. Unfortunately, however, there's a second half, where everything falls apart.
Plot: it's the last flight out of England in the face of an oncoming hurricane, bound for New York City. Among the passengers: Alan (Burns regular Simon Phillips), a recently-dumped layabout who's still flying to New York for his engagement party despite no longer having a fiancee; Max (Snatch's Alan Ford), the stereotypical bad guy, right down to having two musclehead bodyguards, Luke (The Descent's Craig Conway) and Smoker (Harry Brown's Forbes KB); Bob (played by Burns himself), an obnoxious Yankee history teacher; Kailash (East Is East's Raji James), a doctor; a handful of flight attendants, and a few other folks of varying importance to the story. Alan, already morose, is stuck in a window seat next to Bob. Flight attendant Laura (I Can't Think Straight's Kimberly Jaraj), who also happens to be painfully single (see how that works?), takes pity on him and offers him a drink to help him sleep. Which works out fine, but when he wakes up, Bob has disappeared...
it's silly but compelling... and then it hits the halfway point and takes a right turn into stupidland, roping in all kinds of ridiculous attempts at saving its own butt, each one feeling more and more like screenwriter Paul Chronnell was grasping at shorter and shorter straws. Eventually, he missed...but he did so about thirty minutes before he thought he did, based on this movie's running time. *
April 3, 2013
Absolute tripe. It is insulting that the script writer and director expected us to believe the implausible dialogue and actions by the characters, never mind the ridiculous plot. And there would never be a Transtlantic flight with only 10 people on board, the flight would be postponed 'til the next day. Utterly ridiculous.
March 20, 2013
Mark Hamill...what happened to your career ?
This is seriously horrible.
February 7, 2013
Passe dårlig og passe grei film.
January 31, 2013
The passengers of flight ATL626 are in for some turbulence when several people go missing aboard the plane. Things heat up when the hijackers reveal themselves to the crowd, but no one could expect the dark forces that are truly at work at 30,000 feet! Least of all, the viewer. AIRBORNE sets itself up as a murder mystery involving international terrorists in order to deceive the audience while building towards the major plot twist that occurs midway through the flight. The problem is, the twist is so ridiculous and unfathomable that the film immediately loses all appeal. The supernatural elements at work serve no purpose being aboard the plane, making the setting completely irrelevant. As the passengers struggle in the air, a group of traffic controllers battle a secretive military operation on the ground, but considering that these characters have absolutely no impact on the outcome of the flight, they become entirely unnecessary and a waste of screen time. In addition, we are left with no identifiable heroes, but rather a range of cardboard characters for whom we care nothing. The excitement and suspense never get off the ground in this confused thriller.
December 28, 2012
Weird, and not in a good way. I knew we were in trouble when when I saw at the end of the title credits "... and Mark Hamill".
December 10, 2012
Airborne is like the paper you cram in the night before its due; you amaze yourself at the work you completed and then after thoroughly analyzing, you realize that there are massive gaps throughout it. I feel as if when this movie was written, ideas were drawn out of hat and automatically incorporated into the script. When have demons, Japanese mythology, terrorism and kidnapping been used in the same sentence. Dominic Burns attempted to cram 4 movies into one and as result left confusing gaps and irrelevant twists. Save yourself the hour and a half of watching airborne before your airdead.
December 3, 2012
A clever story, poorly executed! It was boring and not very thrilling. I wouldn't call this a horror movie. Mark Hamill has really let himself go, unless that is a really good make-up job.
December 2, 2012
Why Mark Why? This piece of junk was just awful.
December 1, 2012
I am not quite sure what type of horror film Airborne wanted to be, but it failed on all levels. I generally like horror on a plane movies (except for Wes Craven's Red Eye, which also sucked and continued to prove how much he sucks now). I even loved Flight of the Living Dead. But Airborne is about as tense, scary, and interesting as an episode of Dancing with the Stars. In other words, it is boring crap with few highlights to recommend it.
November 28, 2012
Een horror film zo slecht dat in een vreemde weg weer briljant overkomt. Helaas is dat niet goed genoeg om het dunne plot en de veelvlakkige prestaties te kunnen negeren. Alleen geschikt voor een matinee voorstelling !
November 27, 2012
Really bad movie, the plot isn't credible at all. If you haven't seen it yet, please don't waste your time.
November 26, 2012
Damn why can't they make slasher pics like they did in the 80's.....These boring ass mordern day slasher films are getting old.
November 23, 2012
Sadly, this is what Mark Hamill has been reduced to. The premise could potentially make for a tight, claustrophobic thriller, but this is unfortunately a total mess
|Lanky Man P||
November 22, 2012
Dumb, but it oddly worked.
November 21, 2012
Good job by the cast and crew of this indy film! It is exciting to see low budget film done quite well in terms of script, acting, make-up, etc. Most of the film is shot inside an airplane so the script and acting is fundamental to its success and may I say Dominic Burns did a fine job along with the SAG personnel. An air traffic controller (Malcolm played by Mark Hamill from Star Wars) on his last day before retirement oversees a crew of air traffic controllers. They are keeping track of the last plane flying out that eventful evening but something happens inside that plane and soon it disappears from the radar. The ATC's are at a loss and try to figure out what is going on. Can the passengers figure out what is going on and land the plane before catastrophe strikes. I will give you one hint- although many viruses are airborne this "type" is not exactly a virus. That is all I am revealing..I must say from the beginning of the film I could tell its going to be a good one and I was right. Aspiring film makers and actors- check this movie out, study it, and learn from it. Good effort by all and recommended!
November 1, 2012
I knew when the main menu came up I wasn't going to like this movie, annoyed me right off