Airborne – UK, 2012 – overview and reviews

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‘Come die with me’

Airborne is a 2012 British horror thriller feature film written by Paul Chronnell and directed by Dominic Burns who describes it as a tongue-in-cheek film in the tradition of The Twilight Zone. It was Mark Hamill’s first appearance in a British film.

Plot:

Despite an approaching winter storm, Atlantic Flight 686 takes off. Soon, the passengers find out there are hijackers on board who mercilessly follow through a ruthless plan that includes killing the pilots.

The passengers try to hinder the hijackers attempt to turn the plane into a weapon, but they are not capable of overpowering them and merely experience increasing levels of violence as they arouse their captors’ wrath.

Meanwhile, as fighter aircraft take off and close in on the airliner, its hijackers indulge an increasing bloodlust. The air force obviously prepares to take the hijacked plane down but as the worsening snow storm unfolds a growing impact is felt on their jets’ sensitive on-board electronics. Hence the military mission turns into a game of chance and the outcome might in the end just depend on the passengers’ will to sacrifice themselves.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Airborne is a consistently enthralling story with plenty going for it but sorely lacking in any actually horrific moments. It sports a very good cast, strong performances (though Mark Hamill feels deeply underutilised as he spends most of the film sitting at a desk shouting) and an easygoing demeanour that effortlessly invites you in.” Dread Central

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