History YMMV / AirForceOne

24th Sep '17 9:17:46 PM AFP
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%%* StrawmanHasAPoint: Although the movie makes 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 makes it crystal clear who we should be rooting for, not everything Korshunov says is easy to argue with.with. In particular, that the President's job involves ordering the deaths of others, and that he only keeps his hands relatively clean (compared to Korshunov) by delegating the act itself to others. Of course, the whole plot of the film centers on the President getting hands-on with this against Korshunov's men, in order to save his family and his staffers.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Some viewers feel at least a little sympathy for Radek [[spoiler:desperately fleeing for his life while being machine gunned b faceless guards]]. The fact that we don't actually see what his crimes are helps 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).

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Some viewers feel at least a little sympathy for Radek [[spoiler:desperately [[spoiler:being released from prison only to end up desperately fleeing for his life while being machine gunned b by faceless guards]]. The fact that we don't actually see what his crimes are helps 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).



*** 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.

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*** 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.traitor.
*** By this point, whatever the original plan had been had long since flown OffTheRails and he was more concerned with surviving today than he was in covering for himself tomorrow. He needs to be alive to worry about being found out or not.
26th Jun '17 5:11:29 PM FateStayWho
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** The Special Forces team that captures Radek thanks to their sheer badassery.



* 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 (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).



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Some viewers feel at least a little sympathy for Radek [[spoiler:desperately fleeing for his life while being machine gunned b faceless guards]]. The fact that we don't actually see what his crimes are helps 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).



*** 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.

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*** Still seems unlikely anyone would believe that fully,considering 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.
2nd Mar '17 10:40:02 AM mlsmithca
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* SoCoolItsAwesome: The idea of the President of the United States fighting back against terrorists. Many critics say the film is no cinematic masterpiece, but the absolute ridiculousness of the scenario makes the movie fall under this trope.
25th Feb '17 10:19:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: William H. Macy makes Major Caldwell a very likeable character, [[spoiler:causing many viewers to feel upset when he gets killed off]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: William H. Macy Creator/WilliamHMacy makes Major Caldwell a very likeable character, [[spoiler:causing many viewers to feel upset when he gets killed off]].



* HarsherInHindsight: A movie involving HarrisonFord and an airplane is this since he was in a plane crash in March 2015.
* HilariousInHindsight: TheMole is [[spoiler:[[Series/{{NCIS}} Agent Gibbs]]. [[Series/TwentyFour And he dies on a plane during a terrorist incident]]]].
** Harrison Ford played Jack Ryan in two movie adaptations of Creator/TomClancy's Literature/JackRyan novels. The novel published a year before the movie shows the character dealing with becoming the US President.
* JustHereForGodzilla: See President Harrison Ford kick ass! Unless you're amused or stirred by {{Eagleland}} PatrioticFervour, that's the appeal of the movie.

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* HarsherInHindsight: A movie involving HarrisonFord Creator/HarrisonFord and an airplane is this since he was in a plane crash in March 2015.
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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TheMole is [[spoiler:[[Series/{{NCIS}} Agent Gibbs]]. [[Series/TwentyFour And he dies on a plane during a terrorist incident]]]].
** Harrison Ford Creator/HarrisonFord played Jack Ryan in two movie adaptations of Creator/TomClancy's Literature/JackRyan novels. The novel published a year before the movie shows the character dealing with becoming the US President.
* JustHereForGodzilla: See President Harrison Ford Creator/HarrisonFord kick ass! Unless you're amused or stirred by {{Eagleland}} PatrioticFervour, that's the appeal of the movie.
21st Dec '16 2:34:05 PM NNinja
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Although the movie makes 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 makes it crystal clear who we should be rooting for, not everything Korshunov says is easy to argue with.
10th Nov '16 3:04:22 AM SnowHesher
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* OneSceneWonder: The American Special Forces operators seen in the film's opening scene. They are only in the movie for a few minutes (to capture Radek), but they are absolute ''badasses'' during their limited screen time.
10th Oct '16 3:18:16 PM Cakeman
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* CompleteMonster: Korshunov, who executes the Press Secretary even ''after'' the vice president shows she's willing to be reasonable, just because Radek's release would "take a little more time". And then he somehow [[UpToEleven tops]] this MoralEventHorizon by shooting a terrified innocent hostage in an attempt to get Marshall to surrender- all while she's begging for her life. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he has the President's baseball glove]].
30th Sep '16 7:06:03 PM Bootlebat
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* CompleteMonster: Korshunov, who executes the Press Secretary even ''after'' the vice president shows she's willing to be reasonable, just because Radek's release would "take a little more time". And then he somehow [[UpToEleven tops]] this MoralEventHorizon by shooting a terrified innocent hostage in an attempt to get Marshall to surrender- all while she's begging for her life. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he has the President's baseball glove]].
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.
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