queenace | Chattanooga, TN United States | 05/12/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I must say that I thought this movie would be good considering that Penelope Ann Miller and Daniel Baldwin were in it. Sadly, that was not the case. It was hard to get into at first, but the start of it shows us how the passengers start to get sick. An obnoxious passenger spawns instant hatred of everyone including the audience, a little girl demonstrates the innocence of youth, add a conveneint doctor and yes, a passenger who is also a pilot and you already have an unbelievable plot. They are on their way to Honolulu, when the virus carrier dies with several other passengers already showing signs of sickness. Somehow, Daniel Baldwin intercepts the distress calls and takes over the flight plan. Another mystifying occurence is how Penelope Miller gets called in. Apparently she works for the CDC in California, but she doesn't contact the CDC headquarters,which is in Atlanta, once during the the course of the movie. She allows Daniel to boss her around, yell, and ultimately act like he is the president and not once did she try to call her headquarters to make sure everything was in line. People are dropping like flies on the plane, Daniel is trying to cover up the infection by directing the demise of the passengers, and Penelope decides to buck him by helping them land. Horrible acting, badly delivered lines, and laughable visual effects is what makes this the B of B movies. The only reason I gave it 2 Stars is that the plot did have potential. Unfortunately someone dropped the ball when they edited it. My recommendation, don't even waste your time or money on this film."
Clumsy "Airport" wannabe...
L. Varnau | Indy | 01/23/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm trying to think of what to say about this one and I just can't think of where to start. The plot is recycled bits of every other plane movie since "Airport" and the characters are stereotypical and politically correct. There isn't any action, it isn't scary, there's no real suspense, it's just overall a really lame movie."
queenace | 11/03/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Well, the movie starts at the Molokai airport (yeah, the island exactly 50 nautical miles from Honolulu International). Couple of problems, though - the concourse shots had to be taken at Honolulu (Molokai is a pleasant "little" airport), and it was a 1-hour flight from Molokai to Honolulu in a 737. Hmmm, that works out to 50 knots, not too fast for a 737! And from there, the entire movie went downhill. Only redeeming grace was that the ineptness was initially quite humorous, but by a half hour into the movie (and I guess the flight) even the humor aspect failed. Buh-Bye."