Friday, 30 March 2012
Exploding Helicopter - Air America
There are some nice turns by go-to oriental stalwart Bert Kwouk as the crooked Laotian warlord General Lu Soong and a pre Scrubs Ken Jenkins is entertaining as hard ass Major Donald Lemond who tries to make a patsy out of Downey.
The film has been universally panned by all and sundry but I quite enjoyed it.
Spottiswoode had the perfect opportunity to lay a big explosion on us when the cockpit hits the ground but he bottles it. Perhaps he had blown the budget on coke and hookers for Downey’s trailer. Inexcusable.
Also nothing much has the appearance of 1969. It looks far too contemporary. What has the man got against long hair and sideburns?
“I’ll kick your whirlybird ass you little airborne piece of sh*t”
Sean Connery and Kevin Costner were originally pencilled in for the roles of Gibson and Downey but proved too expensive. Costner would struggle to get a paper round these days. In fact his biggest audience in the last 10 years was at Whitney Houston's funeral.