Airborne is the perfect combination of awful writing and awful acting. It is the reason we question watching horror movies. While it is only one hour and twenty minutes long, it feels as if it is longer than Titanic. The plot revolves around a group of individuals taking a flight from London to New York City. There is a winter storm approaching and this is the last flight out of the airport. The passengers don’t initially realize that there is an incredibly rare and expensive vase being transported on the plane. Unfortunately, this vase is also the subject of a mythical creature with the ability to take over one’s body.
The plot seems interesting enough, but the writing and acting is so mechanical it almost becomes humorous. There were times when I wished I could laugh, but I was so horrified at the fact that this movie actually existed. Director Dominic Burns actually stated that Airborne was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek film in the tradition of The Twilight Zone. This sounds like a director attempting to say that a film was meant to be humorous because he realized how awful the film was to begin with.
The only good thing about this film was the sleuth quality to it. I believe this creates a productive viewing environment that allows the audience to immerse themselves within the mystery of the plot. Sadly, this one positive doesn’t outweigh the awfulness that is this film. I can’t recommend it to anyone - even if you just want a good horror to fall asleep to or you are throwing a horror party and you need something playing in the background.
It seems like this plane crashed on horror island, but thank god for all of us - April and I discovered there were no survivors on board. Looks like horror island dodged a bullet and the mythical creature on the island isn’t strong enough to affect any of the other creatures.
If you liked Airborne, you might also like Final Destination and Wilderness.