After a string of brilliant serious, melodramatic and sometimes disturbing films, Pedro Almodovar went to back to comedy with some of the campest characters yet. Three male flight attendants performing 'I'm So Excited' is a definite highlight. After a issue with the plan is discovered mid flight, forcing the plane to stay in the air, the staff decide to put the passengers to sleep to avoid panic but without enough to knock the first class passengers out as well, the flight attendants think of other ways to entertain the passengers and themselves. It's bizarre and wonderful. It was refreshing to watch a comedy after The Skin I Live In.
Air Force One
This one couldn't be ignored. The US President is in danger on his famous plan, it has been hijacked by a British actor with a Russian accent. The President will not negotiate with terroists and yet he hold the safety of this crew, staff and family in his hands. Straightforward drama involving the White House but not at the White House soit has the edge.
Another great 90's action film, this time its Nicolas Cage as a good guy who killed a drunk man while defending his wife, ends up in prison. Eight years later he is being transported home for release on a plane with notorious criminals, but he ends up in the middle of their escape plan. I never understood why there were so dew guards on board. I was late to the Con Air show but I loved it. Featuring John Cusack in sandles and my favourite Steve Buscemi as a creepy serial killer, who is actually calm as a cucumber throughout.