Friday, 18 November 2016

Altitude (Kaare Andrews, 2010)

Altitude (2010) Poster

Cast: Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Ryan Donowho, Landon Liboiron, Jake Weary

Summary: After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

Watched: September 4th, 2016

I decided to watch this film purely because the description above sounded incredibly interesting, but it didn't turn out to be as good as it could have been.

Sara (Jessica Lowndes) has literally just received her pilot's license and she decides to fly her boyfriend, cousin, best friend and her boyfriend to a concert because the drive is bad.
During the flight Sara decides it would be fun to let her boyfriend Bruce (Landon Liboiron) (who looks like he's just about ready to pass out) fly the plane, and just so we're clear he doesn't have a license or any experience.

When Bruce panics and loses control after hitting some turbulence, Sara realises that an obstruction in the plane's tail is causing it to climb higher and higher and they soon lose radio contact.
Altitude (2010) Still Everyone blames Bruce for endangering their lives, but no one seems to be bothered by the fact that their pilot is obviously crazy. Not only did she hand over the controls to an inexperienced flyer for fun and did nothing to help him out when she could clearly see he was struggling, she spends half of her time looking over her shoulder or sitting in the back with her friends instead of flying the plane!!

To be fair they're actually all crazy. Two of the boys decide to have a fight mid-air over Sara's best friend, Mel (Julianna Guill) and then there's Cory (Ryan Donowho) who decides to go outside to manually remove the obstruction from the tail of the plane, with no safety gear, in the middle of a storm.

Then there was the supernatural force, which for me was probably the better part of the film. Most of the characters were so unlikeable and the script was so awful that every second they weren't on screen was just amazing.

Maybe that drive wouldn't have been so bad after all.

Rating: 2/10
One Final Word: Rubbish

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