DVD Review “Airborne”

Actors: Mark Hamill, Alan Ford, Gemma Atkinson, Julian Glover, Billy Murray
Director: Dominic Burns
Rated: Unrated
Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Run Time: 78 minutes

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

When I first heard about “Airborne”, I was thrilled to find out about this “Twilight Zone”-infused horror/thriller, which stars Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill (“Star Wars” Trilogy).  The film also reunited Hamill with his “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” co-star, Julian Glover, who played  General Veers. The film does well on the suspense but runs a little too short just when it starts to get good. The score also adds to that suspense. If you are looking for a turbulence filled wild ride, then check out “Airborne”. Did I mention Mark Hamill is in this BTW?

Official Synopsis: When a storm starts closing in, air traffic controller Malcolm (Hamill) sends one last plane into the sky – but after takeoff, the passengers aboard discover the pilots have been brutally murdered. Suddenly the plane disappears from radar, and one by one, the people aboard turn into dangerous, bloody psychopaths. With time running out, the survivors must unlock the deadly mystery in their midst – and find a way to land the plane before their ultimate nightmare is unleashed!

The film runs a very short 78 minutes but I liked the film overall but I just wish there was a little more Hamill delivered throughout the film. Though if you are looking for his best performance to date, be sure to check out “Sushi Girl”, which comes to VOD on November 27th.   Lastly, this DVD comes completely bare-bones, not even a trailer. The DVD cover is also a little bland as well, nonetheless, there are far worse horror/thriller’s out there than this and this is still worth checking out.

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