Gerard Butler stars in the highly anticipated film” Plane.”
The plot of Plane revolves around the protagonist, Brodie Torrence, a pilot who tries to protect his passengers from robbers in the forest after their plane crashes in the Philippines. The disaster movie, directed by Jean-François Richet, stars Gerard Butler and Mike Colter, both known for their roles in Netflix’s Jessica Jones and her spinoff, Luke Cage. In the film Plane, Butler and Colter team up as pilots and fugitives to defend the other survivors of a plane accident from a band of pirates who have surrounded them and taken hostages. The film stars Tony Goldwyn, Daniella Pineda, and a host of other talented actors and actresses, and production began in Puerto Rico in August of 2021.
Posted on the movie’s official Twitter, the trailer shows an odd alliance between Butler and Colter and promises lots of muscle in the upcoming blockbuster. Butler and Colter are on the hunt for the kidnappers after they lose the remaining passengers in a hostage situation. We discover Colter’s fleeing character was probably framed and see the two guys trading stories as they go in the trailer.
The Plane Has the Same Elements as Other Action Films
The trailer for Plane suggests that it will be another stressful but ultimately predictable entry in Butler’s long list of thrillers as a leading man. On the surface, Plane follows in the footsteps of recent films starring Gerard Butler, which have similarly centered on a day in the life of a public servant disrupted by a disaster. But the teaser also references other action movies, such as US Marshalls from 1998, which followed the search for a former military officer falsely accused of a crime. As the film continues, the fugitive’s heart purity becomes more apparent. Colter’s ex-military character on Plane appears to have similar potential.
Butler movies often have similar plot points. Olympus Has Fallen, the first book in his Mike Banner series, and White House Down, another film released around the same time, feature a hauntingly similar plot. And Butler’s Den of Thieves, released in 2018, was remarkably similar to Michael Mann’s 1995 thriller Heat. However, Gerard Butler’s movies aren’t exactly known for their creativity. They’ve come looking for a way to make a difference and save the day. Plane, in cinemas on January 27, 2023, will undoubtedly deliver on that front.
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