Non-Stop Review – Having just travelled to and from Sibu on the same day few days before the preview, I’m glad that thru-out my flying experience, I have never come across any ‘unwanted’ situations and hopefully never will (Touchwood!!!). I can’t imagine being in such situation but gotta admit I do sometimes worry about such circumstances. Let’s hope and pray that none of us will ever have to face such condition.
|Marshal and the stewardess |
The 145 passengers on board flight from New York to London however are not so fortune. They are faced with life or death situation when the air marshal on-board, Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) starts getting text messages on secured network. At first glance it does not sound too severe but as the ‘conversation’ pursues, things get serious as the ‘intruder’ threatens to kill one passenger every 20 minutes unless 150 million dollars are transferred into an account. GULP!!! What would you do? Who would you trust? How do you deal with such situation? What if you yourself become one of the suspect? On top of dead bodies (for failing to comply with the demand), there is also a bomb threat! Mak datuk hang! Memang tersepit ler jawapnyer. Will Air Marshal Mark keep his cool to save the poor commuters or is he part of the bigger plot?
|The passengers...eh I mean the cast.|
Do you remember another movie by Jodie Foster few years back titled, Flight Plan? It was also ‘shot’ on-board at a plane and Jodie played her part awesomely as a worried mother looking for her missing child en-route from Berlin to New York! (What the heck with flight to New York and hijack situation ni wey? Huhuhu). In this flick, Liam Neeson stands out as a washed out X-NYPD officer battling his alcohol addiction but when push comes to shove he is willing to put his life on the line for the safety of people under his care. Funny to see an Air Marshall who has a fear of flying yet bend on catching the ‘bad guy’. Unfortunately, the rest of the cast, Julianne Moore (Jen Summers), Michelle Dockery (Nancy), Lupita Nyong’o (Gwen) and many other amazing supporting casts were reduced to be just supporting acts. They should have perhaps given more meaty roles to play then it would not look like a one-man-show. Some of the scenes are slightly un-logic but does it put you on edge of your seat. Just make sure you don’t watch this movie before boarding a flight or while flying!
|Liam goes Lego!!!|
The world is never the same after 9/11 especially flying. I still get the jitters whenever I have to pass by the security in the airport to going on board a plane up until the it arrives at the destination. Thank God that doesn’t prevent me from flying, I mean if it’s meant to be I don’t make it out alive what can I do ey? Semua orang kena mati gak one day kan? I just prefer it to be in a less scary and dramatic way. God bless all those who have perished on ill-fated voyage and here’s to hoping nobody have to die just to satisfy few idiots mission to blew innocent people to pieces. Till then safe flight nuts!
P/s- Thanks Churp2 for the preview tickets!