7500 2014…

7500 20147500 2014 “Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.”

I saw this movie about a year ago.  I had been hearing about it for a couple of years.  When it finally got released in Europe that was my chance to grab a copy.  Now I know why it hasn’t been released in the US yet.  It’s because 7500 is horrible.  I honestly can’t get into details as I remember so littl from it and I watched it twice.  Once alone, late at night (the best time and way to watch horror movies) and then again with a family member.  I didn’t tell them what I thought of the film because I wanted their honest opinion.  They pretty much wanted to stop watching at about the same time had when I first watched it.  So I have seen it seen it twice and I can’t get into specifics because I think my brain is literally trying to protect me from all the suck that is 7500.

I am pretty easy going with horror films.  I accept that people have to do kinda stupid things in them or else no one will die and then it wouldn’t be a horror movie.  But, there comes a point when characters do things so stupid that it takes you out of the movie.  There were a few times this happened in 7500 and after that I just became bored waiting for it to finally end.

The film has an impressive cast, Amy Smart, Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung and Ryan Kwanten to name a few.  But, most of them, seem as if they know this movies sucks and they are just there for a payday and nothing else.  A very talented director, Takashi Shimizu, who directed the Ju-on series and the first two The Grudge films proves once again that a good cast and good director can’t turn a bad script into a good movie.

7500 2014 What's Down There

“What do you think is down there?” “Our careers if this ever gets released in the U.S.”

I am not saying this movie is horrible.  It sucks, that’s for sure but it’s not the worst movie you’re ever going to see, it’s atmospheric.  That’s a good word for it.  If you can ignore all the stupid things the characters do it’s possible one could enjoy this.  I was reading a few reviews online before I wrote this and most of them I saw were somewhat favorable.   Personally, I would skip this one.  There’s just not much to like here and there are really so many good horror movies out there you could watch instead.

Cast Of Characters:
Ryan Kwanten … Brad Martin
Amy Smart … Pia Martin
Leslie Bibb … Laura Baxter
Jamie Chung … Suzy Lee
Scout Taylor-Compton … Jacinta Bloch
Nicky Whelan … Liz Lewis
Jerry Ferrara … Rick
Christian Serratos … Raquel Mendoza
Alex Frost … Jake
Rick Kelly … Lance Morrell
Johnathon Schaech … Captain Haining
Ben Sharples … Jack Hafey