‘7500’ Assessment: Claustrophobia and Moral Dilemmas on a Hijacked Aircraft


This train in opportunistic fear-mongering disguised as a thriller begins with photographs from airport safety cameras, organized to let the viewers see one thing that whoever’s monitoring these feeds wouldn’t. That’s, the shady actions of a few males: one probably of Arab descent, the opposite showing to be a classic European “soccer hooligan.”

Directed by Patrick Vollrath from a script he wrote with Senad Halilbasic, “7500” — which is streaming on Amazon Prime — then settles into the cockpit of its title flight, of a German airline. Its co-pilot, Travis, performed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is American, and his girlfriend, Gökce (Aylin Tezel), with whom he has a toddler, occurs to be the flight attendant on this outing.

If you happen to’ve ever questioned what it might be wish to be locked in a cockpit whereas rabid hijackers bang on its door with a fireplace extinguisher, this film actually delivers. The door-banging motif is interrupted by one or one other horrific bloody incident, and supplanted within the final half-hour by a hijacker screaming himself hoarse.

The hijackers are Islamic terrorists. One imagines the brainstorming main as much as this determination: “Stands to motive.” “Possibly, however isn’t it apparent, lazy, and offensive?” “Nah.”

And naturally these dangerous guys occur upon Gökce, who tries to cut price with them, suggesting a kinship when she reveals to them that she’s Turkish. This example is meant to current Travis with a searing moral dilemma, however primarily demonstrates it’s by no means a terrific concept so far a colleague.

One factor Vollrath does effectively is create a credibly claustrophobia-inducing environment. Then once more, while you prohibit your digicam to the within of a cockpit, you’d must be fairly incompetent to not.

Rated R. Door-banging, screaming, horrific bloody incidents. Operating time: 1 hour 32 minutes. Watch on Amazon Prime.


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