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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

[6.50/10] Altitude (2010)


Altitude (2010)


"Altitude" follows a group of four friends on a weekend getaway aboard a small plane that suddenly turns deadly for the rookie pilot.Minutes after the group takes-off, an unexplained malfunction sends the aircraft climbing out of control into the heart of a mysterious storm. Unable to get their bearings or contact the ground, the survivors gradually realize they are locked in combat with a terrifying supernatural force. Despite its limited setting, "Altitude" provides a fine cast that deliver solid performances, claustrophobic and tense atmosphere, fairly original story and good special effects. Actually, "Altitude" could have been a great horror flick, but unfortunately, in its final part, the film turns into a huge nonsensical mess. The conclusion is so disappointing and so ridiculous, that it almost kills the whole movie. It's nevertheless a good flick, bordering on very good. "90210" star, Jessica Lowndes, is not only stunningly gorgeous and truly eye-candy, but she delivers a convincing performance as the rookie, yet very confident pilot, Sara. She really shows some good acting abilities and is the main star of the movie. Jake Weary gives a believable and very tense performance as the cocky and often rude Sal. Landon Liboiron's acting is far from great, but he delivers a passable performance, as his fear of enclosed spaces is very credible. Julianna Guill as Mel does a good job as well. Overall, the acting in this one is surprisingly strong. To shoot a movie where all the action takes place in a small plain and to make it that entertaining is not an easy thing to do, so director Kaare Andrews deserves an applause for that. His direction is remarkably impressive, providing a great variety of camera angles and shots, and creating a creepy and extremely claustrophobic atmosphere, that makes "Altitude" a suspenseful, intense and hugely engrossing edge-of-your-seat horror flick with excellent production values... almost ruined by a disappointingly silly climax
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6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Another one for the NetFlix queue!

Dempsey Sanders said...

Sounds like fun, will give this a watch although I have a huge fear of flyong so will no doubt give me nightmare but what the heck, great post

Nebular said...

Dempsey, same case here. I'm absolutely terrified of flying, but it's more of a claustrophobia rather than fear of crash. That's why I loved this one. Thanks.

Jaccstev said...

I just love flying, even has a dream to become a pilot :) This movie sounds like a good fun to me, will definitely check it sometime.

Nebular said...

Alex, make sure you've tightened your seatbelt before the "flight" ;)

Nebular said...

Jaccsy, believe it or not, I've never been on plane. I have a real fear of flying. I am terrified! That's why I thought "Altitude" was pretty scary. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed ;)