Road Rash Reviews

Plane Digital Review****-

Cert 15 | 107 mins | 2023

4 Star

Disaster at 37,000 Feet.

From French director Jean-François Richet (Assault on Precinct 13, The Emperor of Paris), he brings us a vehicle that clearly shows off Gerard Butler‘s (Chasing Mavericks, 300, Law Abiding Citizen) acting and action skills. It breaks into the disaster movie genre, as a New Year’s Day goes horribly wrong for everyone on flight 119 and Butler and Mike Colter (Jessica Jones TV Series, Luke Cage TV Series) own the Jungle.

Everybody is looking forward to New Year’s Day and Brodie Torrance (Butler) rushes to get his flight, as co-pilot Samuel Dele (Yoson An, Mulan, The Meg) preps Trailblazer flight 119 from Singapore to California. Brodie has chosen this flight to be with his daughter Daniela (Haleigh Hekking, Action Royale TV Series) for the New Year. The company man tells Brodie that he must take the direct route, even though there is a massive tropical storm in the way. Brodie wants to go around it, but he says that will cost another 18k in fuel and add an hour to the journey, it should have moved inland by the time that he gets there. If not, just climb above it. You can see where this is going.

There are only fourteen passengers, one of those is an FBI agent, another is the criminal that he is extraditing, Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter). As head stewardess, Bonnie Lane (Daniella Pineda, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jurassic World: Dominion) gets everybody seated, they are ready to set off.

It is all plain flying, until they come upon the stationary tropical storm. Soon they are surrounded by lightning, and they can’t get through to ground-control, so he decides to climb above the storm, but even at 40,000 feet the plane isn’t safe, as they lose all instruments due to a direct lightning strike. Flying blind, Brodie realizes that they only have ten minutes to find somewhere to land, and they don’t fancy landing in the choppy sea. With moments to spare, Brodie spots land and a road, time to put this plane down.

Brodie is a hero, but also lambasted for crashing/landing the plane in god knows where. With Delle’s help, they work out that they have landed in a hellhole, with no way to contact the outside world. With most of the passenger bleating about their predicament, it is down to Brodie and the convict to head into the jungle and find help to save his passengers.

Plane has plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seat, as Gerard Butler takes the helm in this lawless land. Buckle up for one heck of a ride.

Plane is on premium digital, 13 March from Lionsgate

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DirectorJean-François Richet
GenreAction, Adventure, Thriller
StarringGerard Butler, Mike Colter, Tony Goldwyn, Yoson An, Evan Dane Taylor