I was not expecting much but this had an excellent plotline and acting. It has a feel of diehard movies!
Great intensity,but the horrible CGI riuns it (1.5/5)
falcon | canada | 03/02/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"normally,i would say i loved this movie.not for acting,although that was OK.not for the script,which was so-so.the reason i would have normally loved this movie is for the intense action,which starts from the get go and doesn't end until the final credits roll.but,the problem with this movie,and i felt it was a big problem,was the horrible CGI.it looks like they ran out of money and couldn't complete the the effects shots. a lot of the effects look lime they are in their very roughest form.since it is obvious they didn't have enough money to finish the movie,they should not have released it.i actual found the effects insulting.it seems obvious they didn't care about making a decent end product for the consumer.if it weren't for that,i would give this movie a much higher rating.my vote for Air Panic is a 1.5/5"
Do you sense something a little off?
Jim Liftin | Fort Wayne, Indiana | 07/29/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a lover of airplane disaster movies, I've seen a wide variety in quality from the worst to the very best. I've seen comedies and parodies. I've seen mediocre and I've seen cliche and I've seen overkill. Now I can say I've seen one with an Identity Crisis. Is it a comedy, a parody? I don't know, but there is something a little off with AIR PANIC, something I can't put my finger on. The premise was good, and it was a good try, and the movie tries to take itself seriously to provide a suspenseful thriller, but with all its sincere attempt, the drama, suspense and terror just isn't there. It held my interest; that much I can say, but nothing more than that. Of course, the most eerie image is at the beginning where a plane crashes into the side of an office building which was created before 9/11, but that's where the unpleasantness ends.
With a similar set-up to the Jaclyn Smith TV-drama "Freefall," AIR PANIC is about the airline industry at the mercy of a psychotic madman who can control actual planes by remote control as if he were a kid playing with a model airplane or video game. He is such a "genius," as he himself claims, he is able to see and hear all that goes on in a plane he has control over, similar to Dennis Hopper's character in the movie "Speed." AIR PANIC is not the greatest, but it's not bad either, kind of a campy-flavored airplane disaster movie, despite its sincere attempt, should not be taken seriously. It's kind of like "candy for the eyes," sort of an "escape from reality" movie, quite a few notches above the horrible film "Air Marshal." Don't let the picture on the cover fool you. It's too heavy-a-tone for such a "lightly flavored" movie. My rating? Fair to Midland by way of Industry."
A full year before 911
Jim Liftin | 03/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Guess what: A movie about a terrorist crashing planes into buildings. Moreover, the NSA blames a muslim terrorist group for this unprovoked attack! How does it sounds? If you said that this is a movie about 911, you would be very wrong! This movie was completed before (yes, before) September 11, 2001. And they say that reality does not mimic art (I use the term loosely)!
Although it is hard to imagine such a film in a US theather anytime soon, you can get the DVD here at Amazon. The whole thing is not so good, but it deserves recognition. It is a sort of "Airport" for the new milenium. Anyway, who cares? Just the fact that it was completed before 911 is worth the buy.
Get it before it is banned!"
When Bollywood tries to make a Hollywood movie.
Jim Liftin | 05/26/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"the movie kept me engrossed. Not for the reasons you may think. You see, I am from India, from Hyderabad to be specific. And it seems this movie was shot in India and in Hyderabad in particular. a 200% B Grade movie if there ever was one. The 'H-Tech' building at madhapur is shown as "FAA Building" , cheesy models and even cheesier special effects. Every second actor or extra is an Indian, and almost 90% of the crew mentioned in the end titles are indians. Stupid movie plot (well actually may not be stupid) but the execution is right down criminal. Is there a category called Z Grade movie?"