Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Air (2015 Film)

Air is the kind of science fiction film that has limited budget, limited sets, and very small cast, but tells a very effective story.  This is why the 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes has me puzzled.  It is not the greatest movie ever, but there is nothing wrong with it, and the movie kept me in suspense.  It sort of reminds of watching one of those TV shows like The Outer Limits, where you know that the show is low budget, but a few of those episodes were pretty darn good.

The story is that after a nuclear apocalypse, the atmosphere of the earth is contaminated to the point of not being able support life.  What remains of the human race is in hibernation in a converted nuclear bunker.  Two technicians awaken periodically to make sure all the equipment is working properly, and then after a couple of hours go back to sleep along with the other 106 survivors, who were specially chosen to restart the human race once the earth becomes habitable again.  However, technical problems with the equipment create tension between the two technicians, and threatens their lives.

I like this movie.  Rating:  B

Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead deserves much credit here for making the movie entertaining and believable.

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