18 April 2006 | zeppo-2
Flight to DVD Hell!
Or straight to the bargain basement bin at some local pound or dollar shop.This fails on so many levels, it's hard to know where to begin.
Computer generated effects seem to be the fairly cheap new tool for incompetent low-budget film producers. At one time you did have to have actual stuff built to get some special effect but now anyone with some limited ability can sit at a computer and add stuff to film. When done well, cgi can be marvellous and amazing or they can be like this, inept and fake looking. As the effects on this play more like the graphics in some Play-Station,etc, video game. Although that's probably more a slight on the games as they are rather better than this.
But all of the above just might be overlooked if the story was any good, sadly, it isn't. Imagine a terrible offspring of the gremlin episode in the 'Twilight Zone' movie and 'Alien' on an aeroplane and you can see the sparsity of original ideas.
Is it a serious horror or a horror spoof? Fails either way.
The direction is strictly amateur hour as the spirit of Ed.Wood.Jr lives on. No pacing, leaden camera angles and flashy MTV video colour fuzz add nothing to it. I can't decide if the sound dialogue is dubbed or just redone later, it's that poor. The obvious stage cabin casino in the plane has to be seen to be disbelieved too. And is it really wise to use a blow-torch on a plane to locate someone??!
The acting goes down to the rest of the dismal level of the whole sad production. From the over the top slutty stewardess down to the rich lovers who make you cringe with embarrassment and not sexual excitement. The mile high turkey club.
The bad news is that this is a truly appalling piece of film-making and the really bad and even worse news is that the director has made some other films......