Let me just warn you, right off the bat, if you are at all HESITANT to fly, I mean even just a little bit, think twice before seeing 7500. This movie will not alleviate any fears. In fact, it will probably make you more nervous. Now on to the review:
If you enjoy nail biting, tense thrillers, 7500 is the movie for you. Don’t let the warning above scare you!
Director Patrick Vollrath’s movie mostly takes place in the cockpit of a plane flying out of Berlin to Paris. There is a smidge of opening airport shots, but the rest of it solely happens in the cockpit. The reason being, I assume, is to put you right into the heart of the terrorist’s action with First Officer Tobias Ellis (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Pilot Michael Lutzmann (Carlo Kitzlinger). The flight crew feels claustrophobic and so does the audience; a super interesting way to film a movie. Tobias and Michael’s panic and anguish become the audience’s panic and anguish. You are along for the terror filled flight!
Movie Myla will say that this is an excellent movie to watch while self-isolating. You can walk away for a bit for a breather, you can yell out advice to Tobias to help with his peril, or if it gets to be too much you can discuss the whole movie with your cat like I may or may not have done. Just for the record, my cat does not know why they don’t have zip ties in the cockpit or what the terrorists are trying to accomplish exactly.
This movie has intense violence and incredibly stressful moments pretty much from the get-go. Don’t let the kiddos on this flight (especially if you ever want to take a flying vacation again).
Use the lavatory, open up your tiny bag of peanuts, kick the seat in front of you, and stream 7500. Buckle up first, though.