PLANE is a riveting thriller starring Gerard Butler as airline pilot Capt. Brodie Torrence. Brodie is making a routine flight to Tokyo on New Year’s Eve, with only 14 passengers. A storm unexpectedly takes out the plane’s electronics, forcing Brodie to crash land the plane on a remote island in the Philippines. With little hope of rescue from the outside world, Brodie must lead his small group of passengers to safety. However, he realizes they’ve landed on an ungoverned island with foreign pirates who could threaten everyone’s life. To add to the chaos, one of the passengers is a convicted criminal.
PLANE is an exciting, well-acted movie with many thrilling action scenes and a strong, inspiring redemptive message about sacrifice. Capt. Brodie Torrence sees his passengers as his first priority, even when they don’t put their trust in him. Motivated by thoughts of his daughter back home, Brodie sacrifices his wellbeing for his crew and passengers. PLANE tells a rousing, satisfying story, but it has lots of strong foul language and intense violence with some blood. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.
(CC, BB, LLL, VVV, A, M):
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Christian, redemptive, moral worldview, hero is willing to sacrifice anything for the safety of his crew and passengers, several missionaries are seen in a hostage clip, and there’s a line about redemption;
About 32 obscenities (including 10 or more “f” words), two Jesus profanities, and two GD profanities;
Lots of very strong and strong, intense action violence, including men are shot in the chest and head by high caliber sniper rounds, men use machine guns throughout, a woman is shot in the back after trying to escape, a man has his head decapitated with a machete (this happens off screen but movie shows his body being dragged by pirates with a trail of blood, two passenger die after some severe turbulence (no blood is shown but the sound of their necks breaking is heard), the movie as a whole is very intense because people’s lives are constantly in danger, spurts of blood can be seen when people are shot, a villain’s throat is slit, a man chokes another man to death, etc.;
Some upper male nudity;
A man requests gin on a plane;
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
Pirates want to kidnap people and hold them for ransom.
PLANE is a riveting thriller starring Gerard Butler as an airline pilot making a routine flight to Tokyo who must protect his passengers from militant pirates when a storm forces his plane to crash land on a remote island in the Philippines. PLANE is an exciting, well-acted movie with many thrilling action scenes and a strong message about sacrifice, but it has lots of strong foul language and intense violence, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.
On New Year’s Eve, Capt. Brodie Torrence has a routine flight scheduled for Tokyo, with only 14 passengers. Brodie and his co-pilot, Dele, question why their flight path takes them through a storm, but their supervisor insists they can fly over it.
Brodie is met with another surprise when a Federal Air Marshal agent shows up with a convicted murderer saying they need to take Brodie’s flight. Despite Brodie’s reluctance to let him on the plane, he agrees so long as they stay away from his other passengers.
As the crew and passengers board, Torrence notes that he hopes to be home to see his daughter for the New Year after their routine flight. However, as they follow the flight path that they were given, Torrence and Dele realize they’re in big trouble when the stormy weather takes out their electronics, and they are flying blind.
At first, they think they’ve avoided the worst of it after climbing above the storm. However, when lightning strikes the plane, they only have a few minutes to find a place to land. Dele works out a rough location, and Brodie spots a nearby island.
Brodie is able to crash land the aircraft on a road on the island, with minimal damage to the aircraft. As chaos breaks out among the passengers, Brodie and Dele devise a plan to get to safety.
Their plans are quickly foiled when they realize they landed on an ungoverned island cluster in the Philippines, and that pirates could threaten everyone’s life. Torrence, with some help from some unlikely people, must do whatever it takes to save his passengers from the island’s hostile pirates. Will he make the ultimate sacrifice?
PLANE is an exciting, well-acted movie with many thrilling action scenes and a strong redemptive message about sacrifice. Capt. Brodie Torrence sees his passengers as his first priority, even when they don’t put their trust in him. Motivated by his daughter, Brodie sacrifices his well-being for his crew and passengers. Moviegoers will enjoy this rousing story, but PLANE contains lots of strong foul language and intense violence. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.
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