This was one of those movies I wanted to watch for the longest time and I finally got around to it, and it was definitely worth it.
Airplane! is a hilarious movie and if you haven’t seen it you must. The main storyline follows a taxi driver who used to be a pilot in the army. He’s having problems with his girlfriend who is an air hostess so he boards her plane to talk to her. On the flight the passengers are served a choice for dinner, one of them being fish. The fish is poisonous however and people start falling ill…include the pilots. The pilot from the army has to bring down the plane safely or they will crash.
But that’s not really the point of this movie. The funniest thing is it is a parody movie so takes the mick out of a lot of tropes found in other disaster/thriller movies. One of the big players in the movie is Leslie Nielsen who was a big name in parodies and just an amazing actor.
This movie is full of puns and awful jokes that you shouldn’t laugh at but just can’t help it. It’s a bit awkward at times but that’s mainly down to the age of the movie and how some things shown back then were ok when today it isn’t. Of course if this was a new movie it’d have a different reception.
This is a great movie to watch with others and laugh along to but is also a good one to put on when you can’t think of anything else to watch or just want something a bit lighthearted.
So I thought, as this is quite a short review I’d put my favourite quotes here, what are yours?
Handing Lady: Nervous?
Ted Striker: Yes. Very.
Handing Lady: First time?
Ted Striker: No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.
Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious?
Dr. Rumack: I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.
Dr. Rumack: Captain, how soon can we land?
Capt. Oveur: I can’t tell.
Dr. Rumack: You can tell me, I’m a doctor.
McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.
McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.
McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.
McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
Until next time.