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January 21, 2011 / Prof Cupcake.

CONAIR worth the fare


“Ladies and gentlemen, this is you captain speaking. I have the only gun on board. Welcome to Con Air. “

It was from that moment that this film flew away with my heart. I’m not sure why it took that long really, between Nic Cage’s hair and John Cusack’s, intelligent tough cop with oodles of inter agency beef one could feel that this film was made for the primal action lover in us all; but unlike so many action films this one fully embraces the camp aesthetic.

There are psychotic killers at tea parties, dead men being used as faxes, cold blooded killers running around in skin tight dresses and in case I did not mention it before, Nic Cage’s mane of unruly locks which perform with so much gravitas they should be credited specially.


At it’s heart CONAIR It is a wonderful Con film, owing special allegiance to that 90’s ideal of films where in anything and everything is possible. With zero interest in character development or stylistic innovativeness this film chugs along with its climactic date with destiny. There are no unseen plot twists, startling revelations or fear that the good guys will not vanquish evil in the end, but that does not mean it’s not a good ride.  A film worth watching that has nothing to do with this:


And everything to do with this:





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  1. nathalie / Jan 22 2011 8:26 pm

    I’d like to see a movie about the other ConAir, starring Nicholas Cage and John Cusack.

    • workingsushi / Jan 23 2011 7:36 pm

      Im a thinking its the film that will sweep the oscars in 2012

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