Plot: What’s it about?
Harrison Ford is the President of the United States, I personally wouldn’t mind (with the White House we have)…Anyhow, Ford plays Pres. James Marshall in this thriller from Wolfgang Petersen (In the Line of Fire, Das Boot). The plot isn’t all that original-Terrorists with a bomb, kidnap person, want money…Only thing is that the President had just delivered a speech about a new “No Tolerance” policy for terrorists! Glenn Close plays Vice-President Kathryn Bennett who is trying to make some sense of the whole situation.
The movie really takes off when the President, who had thought to have jettisoned out of Air Force One, starts to fight back. Knowing that he has the element of suprise, he slowly starts to “win back” the plane. This movie has an all-star cast, with Gary Oldman as Valera (The “bad” guy) and William H. Macy as a general or something. A great all around action movie, even if the plot’s a bit “been there, done that”.
Video: How does it look?
This being a Columbia-Tri/Star title, it’s 16:9 enhanced, which makes for a great picture! All images are crystal clear and it’s a dark movie, too, so the picture really is great.
Audio: How does it sound?
A trailer and director’s commentary are on this disc. Anything that includes commentary, I automatically am satisfied. I haven’t listened to it all, but it is very interesting. A great deal for a great movie.
Supplements: What are the extras?
Unquestionably one of the better action films in the last few years. A great cast, superb picture quality and awesome sound. Director’s commentary only adds to the value of this disc. Get this one.