Plane (2023) Movie Review

For those of you who like watching action genre films , you are most likely familiar with the figure of Gerard Butler. Yep, the actor who starred in the film 300 (2006) is known as an actor who specializes in the action genre. So, in early 2023, we will also have Gerard Butler’s newest action film, Plane .

Synopsis Plane tells the story of Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler), a commercial airplane pilot who flies with 14 ordinary passengers and one convict. Problems came when the plane was disrupted due to bad weather and had to make an emergency landing. However, it turns out that they landed on an island containing separatist groups opposing the Philippine government.

Plane (2023) movie review

Not just about the disaster on the plane

If you just look at the title, you will most likely think that Plane is a film that focuses on conflicts that occur on board planes. This is of course similar to films such as Snakes on a Plane (2006) or the most recent Emergency Declaration (2022) . However, in reality, Plane is not just a film about a disaster on a plane.

Indeed, this film did show the conflict that occurred when the plane was in the air. However, these moments only occur at the beginning and end of the film. The rest, the conflict in this film takes place on an island where these characters are stranded.

This film also shows the responsibility and leadership spirit of a pilot towards the fate of his passengers with a clear and concise narrative. This is what makes Plane feel quite unique compared to most other films about airplanes. However, according to Buma the title of this film is far more suitable to be The Pilot because the conflict around the plane is relatively minimal.


Supporting characters that are less fully explored

The main characters in this film are Brodie Torrance as the pilot, and Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter) who is a murder convict who boarded the plane. After their plane is stranded, the two must work together to find a way out so they can evacuate the other passengers from the island.

This film is really too focused on the adventures of Brodie Torrance and also Louis Gaspare as the main character. Well , actually this isn’t entirely wrong. However, this makes a number of other characters in the film really just as supporters without making an important contribution to the storyline.

In fact, there are several supporting characters who have the potential to become important supporting characters if their characters are explored more. One of them is Dele (Yoson An), the co-pilot of Torrance’s plane whose background was discussed at the beginning of the film, but then it has nothing to do with the film’s conflict.

Review Plane

Satisfying action moments

It doesn’t seem surprising that Gerard Butler’s film presents satisfying action moments. Because, as Buma discussed in the opening section, Butler is indeed an actor who specializes in the action genre. However, specifically for this film, the satisfying action moments don’t always come from Gerard Butler’s character.

This is because the figure of Brodie Torrance that Butler plays is a pilot without a military background, so he is not good at fighting or using weapons. Well , there are still satisfying action moments, though, from Butler’s character, but that happened when he was driving a plane and it would be a spoiler if Buma was discussed in this article.

Meanwhile, the shooting action that is satisfying actually comes from Mike Colter who plays a convict with a military background. The moment every time he kills a separatist member in this film is guaranteed to make you feel satisfied and often the applause is so cool.

Movie Plane (2023)

Broadly speaking, Plane is an action film about the world of aviation that manages to provide tension and satisfaction while watching it. If you are interested, you can watch this film in a number of Indonesian cinemas starting January 11, 2023.

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Zephyrine is an experienced film critic who has worked for many magazines and websites specializing in cinema. She has a deep education in film history and theory, as well as a passion for classic and independent films. Writing style: Zephyrine always evaluates films objectively and honestly, not influenced by external factors such as the fame of actors or directors. She often focuses on the content, screenplay, technique, and personal feelings to provide insights and reviews of the film. Her writing style is easy to understand and familiar to readers, but also professional and profound. Notable articles: "Step Up" - Success comes from the perseverance and relentless effort of young people "The Social Network" - A fantastic documentary film about the birth of Facebook "Moonlight" - A touching story about love and the essence of humanity "Nomadland" - A poignant journey of a mature woman "Parasite" - A sensational film of Korean cinema with profound social messages.

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