7500 2014

7500 2014

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