Harrison Ford plays the United States President and while returning to the US with his family from Russia, Air Force One is hijacked by ultranationalist attempting to us the president as bargaining chip to get their people released from jail.
This movie is weirdly entertaining and has really held up over the years. The fights, not so much. The story really does make cohesive sense and the cast is a powerhouse. I mean Gary Oldman is there playing a fantastic bad guy.
The acting itself was either great or terrible. I mean it was the 90s so there is a different level of acting styles and expectations, but this isn't it and wasn't then either.
This move is almost 30 years old and my wife hates watching old movies because of how fake they look and she sat down next to me and watched this as I watched it. It was a surprise and she enjoyed it.
This movie is entertaining. For being 30 years old, it is surprising how well it turns out. I know it got mid level scores back in the day, but it is a solid 8. Fight scenes are woefully outdated, but the story and action is there. Its an 8, not a 6.
So I know for certain my dad will watch this and enjoy it. I can vividly remember a time when we were on a road trip as a family, and my dad and brother were watching this movie on the VHS/DVD car player thing you placed on the floor behind/between the front seats and they had their heads under a light blanket to block the glare. I also know he was watched it on TV. He likes this movie. Because of the age, I think my mom will still like it as its all about saving the family. Both approve of this movie.