Just finished watching Air Force One – and all I have to say is Die Hard is responsible for so many bad movies: this one plus, Passenger 57, Under Siege, XXX: State of the Union, Speed, Last Boy Scout etc. etc.
You know the generic script, terrorist takes something hostage (plane, building, boat, train). Usually the terrorist is played by some great European actor (Gary Oldman, Jeremy Irons, Alan Richman will do). The hero then makes mush of the eurotrash villian’s plan and takes back the _________ (fill in the blank).
Finally there is always some signature phrase designed to rile the audience such as “Always bet on black” – Wesley Snipes Passenger 57
No other movie can take responsibility for such out and out cheese.
Thank you John McTiernan.