Air Force One is, without a doubt, one of the most offensively stupid movies ever made. It spends the bulk of its two hours trying to insult its viewers’ intelligence in every way possible, be it by ridiculous storyline, horrible special effects or catastrophically bad acting. Worse, the bad acting comes from some truly talented actors one would think would know better, namely Harrison Ford, Glenn Close, Gary Oldman, and William H. Macy. My guess is there must have been a lot of money involved. A lot of money.
In retrospect, Childstar was exceedingly gracious in its spoof of this film. Air Force One deserved a much more brutal handling. Seriously, I can’t believe how fucking bad a movie it is. 1/10.
I’ve now seen three films by Wolfgang Petersen. One, Das Boot, was a fantastic work of art. The other two, Poseidon and the piece of shit referenced above, would have been better off aborted than forced upon an unsuspecting public. I have The Perfect Storm sitting in my Netflix queue, but now eye it with an unusual amount of suspicion. I don’t know how it could be any worse than Air Force One, but am not sure I want to risk it.