PLANE – Review by T.J. Callahan

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Plane: What would Captain Sully do?

Plane is a good old fashioned 1970/80’s style disaster flick…short on cents and sense, but there’s a big budget for bullets to bombard the bad guys with. Those island rebels got blowed up real good, hence the R rating. And now for some specifics:

(Cue to the tune of Gilligan’s Island)
Just seatbelt in and watch a tale,
A tale of a fateful Plane trip.

That took flight from tropic Singapore
But landed without an air strip.

The Captain was hunky Gerard Butler,
with co-pilot played by Yoson An.

Fourteen passengers took off that day
For a six hour flight to Japan, a six hour flight to Japan.

The weather started getting rough,
The jetliner was hit by lightning,

If not for the courage of the fearless crew,
Flight 319 would be colliding, the whole trip was frightening.

The plane set down on a road on a secluded Philippine Isle
With rebel fighters, a murderer, mercenaries with many guns, and Tony Goldwyn

Will those fourteen marooned passengers ever be saved
On the Philippine Isle? From the Philippine Isle.

Plane is meant to be seen in a theater, preferably a full one, for a first class seat to mayhem. Otherwise it’s just a plain old plane movie.

My husband Ricky gives Plane two 👀 eyes open. Because we never saw the lightning that caused all the chaos and scenes of the jet in the air looked like a puppet on a string, I give Plane a 10 for mindless entertainment, but a 3 for artistic value. In theaters now.

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T. J. Callahan

Longtime Houston radio personality, T.J. Callahan switched gears from traffic and news reporting as a member of the award winning Hudson and Harrigan Show on KILT to directing you to the right movie theatre as the resident film critic for The Sam Malone Show on AM 1070 The Answer in Houston. Since 2009, T.J. has exclusively critiqued premiering films on such stations as KRMD in Shreveport, La., KILT in Houston, WCKT in Sarasota, Fla., as well as on The Chris X Blayney Show on The Liberty Eagle Radio Network and streaming on Radio Brave. Entertaining and informative, T.J. gets right to the point and lets you know whether the latest epic is worth your time. Listen to her live every Thursday morning at 9:20 central on KNTH. T.J. is also a proud member of the Critics Choice Association, the Houston Film Critics Society and a board member and 2017 inductee to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.