Crash Landing (2005) starring Antonio Sabato Jr., Michael Paré, Brianne Davis, Kevin Dobson, Rene Rivera directed by Jim Wynorski Movie Review

Crash Landing (2005)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Antonio Sabato Jr. in Crash Landing (2005)

Crashed and Burned

After almost causing a major accident when he landed a plane on a road, Major John Masters (Antonio Sabato Jr.) is suspended from flying or at least piloting a plane leaving him frustrated and grumpy. So instead John finds himself on bodyguard duty, assigned to accompany Rochelle (Brianne Davis), the spoilt daughter of a wealthy business man and her friends on a holiday. Unfortunately some terrorists plan to take control of the plane they are flying on leaving John in the wrong place at the wrong time as he will have to go all "Die Hard" on them.

I've already mentioned it but to make it clear "Crash Landing" is a "Die Hard" rip-off, one of many which see a good guy in the wrong place at the wrong time and saving the day by taking down a group of terrorists. Whilst John McClane may not have found himself stuck on a plane whilst dealing with the bad guys other action stars have and so even the basic storyline of terrorists on a plane is not original. In fact there is not an ounce of originality in the whole of "Crash Landing".

The trouble is that whilst a lack of originality is annoying it isn't a movie breaker, nope what breaks this movie are bad acting, bad dialogue, bad action, bad special effects and a questionable amount of cheese. Every single scene has something cheesy going on and unfortunately not in a good way with this not even managing to become enjoyably bad. Even the squeezing in of Michael Paré into the movie can't make it any more entertaining either in a good or bad way.

What this all boils down to is that "Crash Landing" is a bad movie from start to finish and unfortunately doesn't even achieve the point of being enjoyable for being bad. There is nothing good about it although in a ridiculous way, with all its familiar cliches it is watchable.