Friday, April 26, 2013

Airplane! (1980)

Airplane! - A gripping dramatic thriller about a troubled flight.  As the flight passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning, there is a desperate need for somebody - anybody - to land the plane safely so they can get to a hospital.  Unfortunately the only person capable of flying the plane is an ex-pilot suffering from severe post traumatic stress disorder. Can he overcome his fears in time to save everyone? Is there any hope for them? I just want to say, Good Luck, We're all counting on you.

I'm just kidding. It's the funniest movie of all time.  There is a pun or gag every 20 seconds or so.  If you are ever upset, you can watch this movie and feel so much better.  Surely, you can't be serious. Yes, I am, and don't call me Shirley. This movie is so much better than spoof films of today.  What I wrote in the beginning is the literal plot of the movie. The plotline serves as a base for all the gags, instead of many comedies of today where it's nothing but gags and a bare plot. A lot of the lines are served in a deadpan manner, and the seriousness of the tone makes it funnier. They're not trying to force the humor. And then there's Johnny.


Johnny is one of my favorite movie characters. He is ridiculous.  I love it when they're looking at the newspapers, and Johnny yells, "There's a sale at Penney's!!" 

Then, they need more lights on the runway so they dump a truck full of lamps on top of it. This movie is full of puns. I will give it a 9/10.

1 comment:

  1. I love that the humor in this is a little bit of everything. There's incredibly witty wordplay right next to anarchic insanity. I love Johnny too. "And Leon's getting laaaaaaaaaarger!" is a common quote around our house.