History YMMV / AirForceOne

21st Jul '16 11:35:18 AM ivfl
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*** Up to this point, no one else, besides Marshall and the Major, knew that he was the mole. He is a trusted Secret Service agent who fought against the terrorists so he could have claimed the Major shot Marshall, he shot the Major and escaped afterward.

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*** Up to this point, no one else, besides Marshall and the Major, knew that he was the mole. He is a trusted Secret Service agent who fought against the terrorists so he could have claimed the Major shot Marshall, he shot the Major and escaped afterward.afterward.
*** Still seems unlikely anyone would believe that fully,considering how paranoid everyone would be afterwards and any investigation would focus on probable Secret Service traitors not an Air Force major.The Secret Service ultimately is responsible for safety and they would most likely have had a traitor.
3rd Jul '16 11:00:39 AM shawn_allen
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** Also Agent Gibbs. Does he really think he is going to be guarding any more presidents even if he didn't leave the president behind on a doomed plane?

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** Also Agent Gibbs. Does he really think he is going to be guarding any more presidents even if he didn't leave the president behind on a doomed plane?plane?
*** Up to this point, no one else, besides Marshall and the Major, knew that he was the mole. He is a trusted Secret Service agent who fought against the terrorists so he could have claimed the Major shot Marshall, he shot the Major and escaped afterward.
30th Jun '16 12:57:37 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* WhatAnIdiot: Terrorist Sergei apparently doesn't know what explosive decompression is. To get through a locked door he jams a fire extinguisher in the handle and shoots it. ''On a plane''. This results in at least five people (including a restrained terrorist) getting sucked out of the plane (although we see three people have chutes safely opened). ''And'' the [[spoiler: President almost fell out]]. Unfortunately, Sergei isn't one of them. This also leads to the explosion of the tanker plane that was refueling Air Force One at the time, and could easily have killed EVERYONE if not for the pilot's quick thinking.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
** The villains in general. What exactly did they plan to ''do'' if their plan succeeded? Retribution against them and any nation even ''suspected'' of helping them would have been dire.
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Terrorist Sergei apparently doesn't know what explosive decompression is. To get through a locked door he jams a fire extinguisher in the handle and shoots it. ''On a plane''. This results in at least five people (including a restrained terrorist) getting sucked out of the plane (although we see three people have chutes safely opened). ''And'' the [[spoiler: President almost fell out]]. Unfortunately, Sergei isn't one of them. This also leads to the explosion of the tanker plane that was refueling Air Force One at the time, and could easily have killed EVERYONE if not for the pilot's quick thinking.
29th Jun '16 1:30:09 PM Chytus
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* HonorBeforeReason: The military leaders loyal to Radek [[spoiler: launch [=MiGs=] to shoot down Air Force One after he and Korunsov are killed. Assume the President and his family are all killed, especially after overcoming the terrorists. What then? Assuming their republic isn't made a crater, it is easy to imagine sanctions so ferocious and long-lasting that reaching the Stone Age might be a pipe dream, likely extending to anyone dealing with them. No matter who was POTUS in years to come, this would be enforced basically forever]]. So, Comrade? DidntThinkThisThrough, much?
* {{Hypocrite}}: Pretty much everyone working for Radek, all of whom try to use AppealToWorseProblems to make the Americans seem NotSoDifferent, but all of them served a brutal dictator that killed hundreds of thousands of people and hurt even more, and decide to try and get said leader released from prison by attacking another head of state's airplane and murdering a number of unarmed people aboard.
1st May '16 8:15:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ActorSharedBackground / TheCastShowoff: Harrison Ford is an aviator.
24th Apr '16 10:05:03 AM theLibrarian
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Pretty much everyone working for Radek, all of whom try to use AppealToWorseProblems to make the Americans seem NotSoDifferent, but all of them served a brutal dictator that killed hundreds of thousands of people and hurt even more, and decide to try and get said leader released from prison by attacking another head of state's airplane and murdering a number of unarmed people aboard.
24th Feb '16 10:26:34 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* EvilIsCool: To viewers who are also military first-person shooter video gamers, [[Creator/GaryOldman Korshunov]] is basically [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Viktor Reznov]] as the BigBad with [[VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}} Vladimir Kamarivsky]] and [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Lev Kravchenko]] as his {{Mook}}s.
13th Dec '15 6:39:12 PM YamiVizziniX
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* EndingFatigue: Just when you thought the film was gonna end after Korshunov and Radek dies, [[spoiler:[=MiGs=] loyal to Radek launches to shoot down the plane only to be stopped by friendly F-15 Eagles. ''Then'', it turns out the plane is almost out of fuel and thus, unable to land. Marshall pilots the plane to the Caspian Sea and the USAF sends in an MC-130 to evac the president and everyone else via zip-line, ''but then'' Gibbs tries one last attempt to kill him, but fails to do so as the plane crashes, taking him with it. The film finally ends for real afterwards.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: William H. Macy makes Major Caldwell a very likeable character, causing many viewers to feel upset when he gets killed off.

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* EndingFatigue: Just when you thought the film was gonna end after Korshunov and Radek dies, die, [[spoiler:[=MiGs=] loyal to Radek launches launch to shoot down the plane only to be stopped by friendly F-15 Eagles. ''Then'', it turns out the plane is almost out of fuel and thus, thus unable to land. Marshall pilots the plane to the Caspian Sea and the USAF sends in an MC-130 to evac the president and everyone else via zip-line, ''but then'' Gibbs tries one last attempt to kill him, but fails to do so as the plane crashes, taking him with it. The film finally ends for real afterwards.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: William H. Macy makes Major Caldwell a very likeable character, causing [[spoiler:causing many viewers to feel upset when he gets killed off.off]].



* HilariousInHindsight:[[spoiler:TheMole is [[Series/{{NCIS}} Agent Gibbs]]. [[Series/TwentyFour And he dies on a plane during a terrorist incident]].]]

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* HilariousInHindsight:[[spoiler:TheMole HilariousInHindsight: TheMole is [[Series/{{NCIS}} [[spoiler:[[Series/{{NCIS}} Agent Gibbs]]. [[Series/TwentyFour And he dies on a plane during a terrorist incident]].]]incident]]]].



* HonorBeforeReason : The military leaders loyal to Radek [[spoiler: launch MIG's to shoot down Air Force One after he and Korunsov are killed. Assume the President and his family are all killed, especially after overcoming the terrorists. What then? Assuming their republic isn't made a crater, it is easy to imagine sanctions so ferocious and long-lasting that reaching the Stone Age might be a pipe dream, likely extending to anyone dealing with them. No matter who was POTUS in years to come, this would be enforced basically forever.]] So, Comrade? DidntThinkThisThrough, much?

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* HonorBeforeReason : HonorBeforeReason: The military leaders loyal to Radek [[spoiler: launch MIG's [=MiGs=] to shoot down Air Force One after he and Korunsov are killed. Assume the President and his family are all killed, especially after overcoming the terrorists. What then? Assuming their republic isn't made a crater, it is easy to imagine sanctions so ferocious and long-lasting that reaching the Stone Age might be a pipe dream, likely extending to anyone dealing with them. No matter who was POTUS in years to come, this would be enforced basically forever.]] forever]]. So, Comrade? DidntThinkThisThrough, much?



* MoralEventHorizon: Korshunov crossed it when [[spoiler: Murdered a innocent woman begging for her life.]]
* RootingForTheEmpire: Some viewers feel at least a little sympathy for Radek [[spoiler: desperately fleeing for his life while being machine gunned by faceless guards.]] The fact that we don't actually see what his crimes are helps it.
** It is mentioned at the beginning that the President had been to the Red Cross camps and seen the thousands hurt under his rule.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Korshunov crossed it when [[spoiler: Murdered he [[spoiler:murdered a innocent woman begging for her life.]]
life]].
* RootingForTheEmpire: Some viewers feel at least a little sympathy for Radek [[spoiler: desperately [[spoiler:desperately fleeing for his life while being machine gunned by faceless guards.]] guards]]. The fact that we don't actually see what his crimes are helps it.
** It
it (though it is mentioned at the beginning that the President had been to the Red Cross camps and seen the thousands hurt under his rule.rule).



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The crash of the eponymous aircraft. The 1997 CGI looks like something out of a video game from that same year. Which is too bad because the effects so far had been fine against the night background, and only become obvious when the sun rose in the movie.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The [[spoiler:The crash of the eponymous aircraft. aircraft.]] The 1997 CGI looks like something out of a video game from that same year. Which is too bad because the effects so far had been fine against the night background, and only become obvious when the sun rose in the movie.
15th Nov '15 12:29:00 AM haloinsider
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: William H. Macy makes Major Caldwell a very likeable character, making many viewers to feel upset when he dies.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: William H. Macy makes Major Caldwell a very likeable character, making causing many viewers to feel upset when he dies.gets killed off.
30th Oct '15 6:47:06 PM Boggs
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Although the movie make it crystal clear who we should be rooting for, not everything Korshunov says is easy to argue with.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Although the movie make makes it crystal clear who we should be rooting for, not everything Korshunov says is easy to argue with.
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