Ah, Hollywood, the only land where Presidents actually hold true to their word and kick ass at the same time!
Only one movie this week,
Air Force One (1997, Wolfgang Petersen. Germany/United States Of America) ***
So much of Wolfgang Peterson’s film is utterly ridiculous and stupid. Yet, so much of Herr Peterson’s film is fun as only the most ridiculous and stupid movies can be. Harrison Ford is a great President because he says almost nothing that is political, instead he grunts a lot and shoots a gun at the bad guys. Gary Oldman hams it up in the best way as a Russian baddie. The action is very well done, and it’s a lot of fun when it is framed in ludicrous fashion like the slow walk of a character leaving a prison turning into a dramatic action beat. It’s not a classic, but Air Force One is a good time and it gave me exactly what I look for in a movie of its ilk.
Only one movie this week, and that means it’s kind of meaningless but Air Force One takes home movie of the week honors. Until next week, watch more movies!