ABC Film Challenge – Action – V (Volcano) – Airplane vs Volcano – Movie Review
Director: James Kondelik, Jon Kondelik
Writer: James Kondelik, Jon Kondelik (Screenplay)
- Dean Cain (Out of Time)
- Robin Givens (Boomerang)
- Tamara Goodwin
- Matt Mercer (Contracted)
- Morgan West
Plot: When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive – without landing, but, when the relentless onslaught of lava and ash causes fear and distrust amongst those onboard, it isn’t just the volcanoes that are life-threatening. Everyone must learn to work together if they are to survive their epic flight of fire.
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Airplane vs Volcano starts when an unexpected volcano formation erupts. Lisa Whitmore (Givens) is trying to discover the cause of the problem. Meanwhile, in the air, a commercial airliner flies into the volcano, leading to the pilot dying.
Rick (Cain) takes the reigns of the plane, trying to steady it for the rest of the journey. Elsewhere Specialist Tully (West) looks to have a rescue mission from the surface. The time is running out, can the plane land before the volcano takes the whole island.
Verdict on Airplane vs Volcano
Airplane vs Volcano is a low-budget disaster movie that brings together two ideas. First, is a massive volcanic eruption that isn’t expected. Secondly, a plane caught in the blast needs to fly blind out of trouble.
Putting the two stories together is entertaining, even if the arguments on both sides fall flat. There is a time limit to the peril, which will keep us on the edge of our seats. The problem that can be seen in this film, is the length of time the plane is flying through the volcano debris. It seems to go on much longer than any flight.
However, the movie does entertain, despite the flaws. It has peril that feels dangerous and something that could easily happen, even if not on the same scale.
Final Thoughts – Airplane vs Volcano is an entertaining disaster movie.