interesting enough that i didn't change the channel.
5 November 2012
Summary: i incidentally watched this movie this morning as it was the first channel that came up on my foxtel. all and all, yes it is a pretty crappy premise that is turning the twilight zone airplane story into a modern day movie for teens. I also didn't really care much for the main character as he was weird awkward character (or other characters all of which were stereotypes.) But.
Summary: Altitude is a Thriller/Horror movie that never really lives up to anything. Even if you cling to a hope that something large or satisfying will happen, you will be disappointed. This is only made worse by the fact that the acting, dialogue and plot developments do little more than to waste away an hour of the movie before the real events unfold. There is no one major flaw in this movie, however no tweaking would have made this view-able.
Summary: There have been many films, TV episodes which have taken place within a confined area, and the tension can become excruciating. Lifeboat, Midnight (Doctor Who), are just a couple. Altitude - the story of a half dozen teens trapped in a little plane - is NOT one. The director who made this - Kaare Andrews - has made a 'teen' horror film that doesn't try hard to be any better than of the films it desperately rips off - the FINAL DESTINATION films, are just one franchise,...
Summary: Firstly, a quick confession; I'm a real soft touch when it comes to a good movie poster, a cool DVD cover, or back-cover teaser descriptions. I've sat down in many a theatre or shelled out for many a DVD on the basis of this alone. A strong concept with plenty of potential, and I'm in. So with Altitude, it had me at 'Fear is in the air'. My hit-rate for finding good movies this way is about 50-50.
Summary: First, this film is so technically ridiculous, a little research could have helped it a bit. But just a tiny bit. If you're going to make a movie about four teens in a small airplane, maybe you could at least do some research on General Aviation 101-- since flying is the entire setting of your film.
A Precise Blend of Horror and Supernatural Fantasy
9 November 2010
Summary: A group of friends take a small airplane to a concert, but soon enough they encounter a supernatural storm that causes them to constantly rise up to a dangerous height. I want my thoughts on this film to be brief: director Kaare Andrews did a superb job of creating a claustrophobic atmosphere, casting bright and beautiful young cast members, and blending horror with fantasy, with a bit of comic book background.
Summary: First off-- the premise of the movie was intriguing: An airplane takes off for a trip with a young Girl Pilot and her friends. A mechanical mishap sends it off into a dark cloud in another dimension where dark things lurk. THAT was the basic premise that caught my interest. A bit of Twilight Zone. A piece of Stephen King. A dash of Outer limits, maybe. . . THEN I actually WATCHED the movie.
Excerpt: A supernatural way of telling a story at it's finest work. This should've went to the theaters, because it's going to be overlooked. All I can say is, this is like one of those books where they tell of a comic book coming to life having supernatural events occur. It's like a grown-up version of Goosebumps, or some form. The ending was so worth it. It really did build up to it's climax and had you nodding your head.
Summary: My professor once said: always start with something positive. Let me try: The cast is easy on the eye. And that's about the only positive thing I can come up with. Very, very poor acting. Seriously. Totally ridiculous plot. Someone said it was well shot. I would have to watch it again to find that one frame he must have been referring to. I certainly missed that one. The music... I don't remember. I've never bothered writing reviews. Ever.
Summary: I've seen this movie...and yet I haven't. I'm not going to spoil anything for anyone, so no worries there, as I didn't fully grasp what this movie was trying to be. Little teen/college age horror movie. Little bit of John Carpenters "The Thing" (the tension in a small confined space) A lot of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. Half a cup of H.P. Lovecraft thrown in for good measure. Then a sprinkle of every over used cliché character in an teen/college age horror movie.