Air Bluray Movie Review

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Bluray

Release Date: October 6, 2015

Released By: Sony Pictures

Cast: Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt

Run Time: 95 Minutes

Synopsis:

“In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand.”

My Review:

Air is basically another post apocalyptic type of movie, only without really showing much of the aftermath. The story takes place mainly in an underground facility that keeps the survivors away from the outside world because the air has been contaminated and therefore unbreathable. Most of the survivors are important people such as doctors and scientists, that are being kept safe until they’re needed. All except for the two “custodians” are asleep in what I can only describe as cryogenic chambers. The custodians are being played by Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou. They wake up every six months from a cryogenic sleep, to make sure that the system is still working properly. They have around 2 hours or so of air, to do their work before they have to go back to sleep for 6 months. The problems begin when one of the two chambers set fire, and get destroyed. They have to find a new source of air, and fix the chamber before the air runs out. I have to say the overall concept was pretty unique. The choice for the cast was pretty interesting as well. Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou are both pretty good actors, even though I haven’t seen much of their work (aside from Reedus in The Walking Dead). Although I enjoyed those aspects of the movie, it still didn’t blow me away. I feel like it had much more potential than it actually displayed. Some of the scenes were really cool and made me think but there was never a time where I found myself saying “wow”. As for the Picture Quality, it was great. Everything looked sharp, and some of the cinematography in certain scenes were done beautifully. The Audio Quality wasn’t bad but didn’t really stand out much to me. You also get some cool special features in the set which is a nice little addition. Overall I enjoyed the movie for what it was, even though it did feel like it was lacking something. I would definitely recommend it to those who are fans of post apocalyptic movies, and would like a different story for a change.

Special Features:

An Account of Confinement: Creating Air

The Custodians: Behind the Scenes with Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou

Overall Rating:

6.5 Out Of 10 Stars

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