11 July 1999 | J. Steed
JUST NOT BAD ENOUGH AIRPORT-LIKE TRASH
O.W. Fischer is fine and very tongue-in-cheek in this otherwise poor and unconvincing Airport-like trash. The subject is the same as in any other film in this genre (wounded captain, love affairs between crew members, failing landing gear), but Gottfried Rheinhardt was not up to it to make this into an entertaining film; maybe he was just a too serious director for this material. If it had been really bad, it could have been a good, bad film with plenty of unintentional laughs; as it is now, it is not even funny.