The Concorde... Airport '79 Reviews

  • Apr 10, 2020

    speaking of a disaster, that is what this film was. The acting was terrible and the plot was even worse. Just like other people said, this was the worst of all the disaster films.

    speaking of a disaster, that is what this film was. The acting was terrible and the plot was even worse. Just like other people said, this was the worst of all the disaster films.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Absolutely unbelievable. The special effects we're pretty much on par for the time. The plot is so so. Cute girl discovers corporate deception and a hit is put out on her life. however the concept is completely unbelievable. The Concorde is chased by f4 phantoms? And a drone miss? And then heat seeking missles are attracted to a flare gun fired from the cockpit at twice the speed of sound?? Just ridiculous. Snakes on a plane was more believable....save yourself the trouble. Kind of a shame as the first two airport movies weren't all that bad. Maybe Dean Martin should have been the recurring role and not George Kennedy, who in my opinion was a terrible actor. He reminds me of the 1970s white version of Samuel Jackson. Constantly screaming his lines especially when not necessary.

    Absolutely unbelievable. The special effects we're pretty much on par for the time. The plot is so so. Cute girl discovers corporate deception and a hit is put out on her life. however the concept is completely unbelievable. The Concorde is chased by f4 phantoms? And a drone miss? And then heat seeking missles are attracted to a flare gun fired from the cockpit at twice the speed of sound?? Just ridiculous. Snakes on a plane was more believable....save yourself the trouble. Kind of a shame as the first two airport movies weren't all that bad. Maybe Dean Martin should have been the recurring role and not George Kennedy, who in my opinion was a terrible actor. He reminds me of the 1970s white version of Samuel Jackson. Constantly screaming his lines especially when not necessary.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Who cares about the odd special effect miss-function. This film is glorious. Amazing Concorde shots.

    Who cares about the odd special effect miss-function. This film is glorious. Amazing Concorde shots.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Wouldn't be surprise if this purely campy, dull, nonsensical cinematic equivalent of darts, with horrible aim, is secretly a factor of persuasion that pushed the recall of the titular line of flight besides crash landing the once-impressive franchise after the validated loss of altitude. (C+)

    Wouldn't be surprise if this purely campy, dull, nonsensical cinematic equivalent of darts, with horrible aim, is secretly a factor of persuasion that pushed the recall of the titular line of flight besides crash landing the once-impressive franchise after the validated loss of altitude. (C+)

  • Jan 03, 2019

    It usually says a lot about a movie when it's the one to kill a franchise. The lamest, weakest effort of the series. It goes into real jump-the-shark territory, yet ends up being pretty boring and laughable. Still, there's some fun moments with the cast, and a couple effective action shots.

    It usually says a lot about a movie when it's the one to kill a franchise. The lamest, weakest effort of the series. It goes into real jump-the-shark territory, yet ends up being pretty boring and laughable. Still, there's some fun moments with the cast, and a couple effective action shots.

  • Jul 28, 2017

    The fourth and final film in the Airport series ends on a cheesy, unrealistic and mostly boring effort that lacks any of the charm of the previous three. Now realism and logic was hardly the strong part of the previous film but this third sequel takes those lacking elements to a whole new level nevermind the fact this film is more of a corporate conspiracy thriller than a disaster film though it is a disaster of a film. Though it is nice to Robert Wagner and Susan Blakely together again after the far superior The Towering Inferno (though they never actually interacted as characters on that film) the cast itself is the weakest of the series as well as the score which sounds like a news channel theme in parts. The action is also mostly ludicrous (the infamous flare gun scene being particularly laughable) with bad special effects even for the time and a plot that tries to change up the formula but instead is utterly boring and predictable. I will say that the sabotaging of the Concorde and the disaster that unfolds due to said sabotaging is fun, the film is the most action packed from the series (for better or for worse) and we finally have a controlled crash landing in the series but it all ends in a rush while being totally unsatisfying. So like the last film not the worst that you could watch from the disaster genre that dominated the seventies but was one film that helped signal the end of an interesting genre that wouldn't surface again until the mid-nineties.

    The fourth and final film in the Airport series ends on a cheesy, unrealistic and mostly boring effort that lacks any of the charm of the previous three. Now realism and logic was hardly the strong part of the previous film but this third sequel takes those lacking elements to a whole new level nevermind the fact this film is more of a corporate conspiracy thriller than a disaster film though it is a disaster of a film. Though it is nice to Robert Wagner and Susan Blakely together again after the far superior The Towering Inferno (though they never actually interacted as characters on that film) the cast itself is the weakest of the series as well as the score which sounds like a news channel theme in parts. The action is also mostly ludicrous (the infamous flare gun scene being particularly laughable) with bad special effects even for the time and a plot that tries to change up the formula but instead is utterly boring and predictable. I will say that the sabotaging of the Concorde and the disaster that unfolds due to said sabotaging is fun, the film is the most action packed from the series (for better or for worse) and we finally have a controlled crash landing in the series but it all ends in a rush while being totally unsatisfying. So like the last film not the worst that you could watch from the disaster genre that dominated the seventies but was one film that helped signal the end of an interesting genre that wouldn't surface again until the mid-nineties.

  • May 16, 2017

    Some laughable moments here with back-to-back disastrous flights for the Concorde as the head of a corporation tries to kill a woman with incriminating documents implicating him in the sale of arms to terrorist nations. Was amusing watching the Concorde dodge heat-seeking missiles and fire from fighter jets. Two things I could have done without, the George Kennedy love scene and the attempted humour of having Martha Raye constantly occupy the lavatory.

    Some laughable moments here with back-to-back disastrous flights for the Concorde as the head of a corporation tries to kill a woman with incriminating documents implicating him in the sale of arms to terrorist nations. Was amusing watching the Concorde dodge heat-seeking missiles and fire from fighter jets. Two things I could have done without, the George Kennedy love scene and the attempted humour of having Martha Raye constantly occupy the lavatory.

  • Mar 25, 2017

    Really bad movie. Special effects were really bad and the acting was horrible.

    Really bad movie. Special effects were really bad and the acting was horrible.

  • Jan 10, 2016

    Sluggish as all get out and only made for showing off the Concorde, which is now outdated (but I still love the aircraft and want it to come back in service), and hilariously implausibilities. I'm looking at you, flare gun.

    Sluggish as all get out and only made for showing off the Concorde, which is now outdated (but I still love the aircraft and want it to come back in service), and hilariously implausibilities. I'm looking at you, flare gun.

  • Sep 06, 2015

    This just is not even an ounce of good,easily the worst in this series.

    This just is not even an ounce of good,easily the worst in this series.