Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

Airplane!


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27-12-2012, 21:05
MP3_4_Life
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tameside
Posts: 157

Just watched this film for the 1st time in a lot of years, not only is it the 1st film thats made me laugh out loud for a long time it also amazes me how Un-PC it is. Could it get re-made with anywhere near the same level of comedy or are we now too PC to even manage anywhere near the funny levels this film hit?
MP3_4_Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 27-12-2012, 21:24
Eddie Badger
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,132
[quote=MP3_4_Life;63212719]Just watched this film for the 1st time in a lot of years, not only is it the 1st film thats made me laugh out loud for a long time it also amazes me how Un-PC it is. Could it get re-made with anywhere near the same level of comedy or are we now too PC to even manage anywhere near the funny levels this film hit?[/QUOTE]

Surely you can't be serious
Eddie Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:26
MP3_4_Life
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tameside
Posts: 157
[quote=Eddie Badger;63213136]
Just watched this film for the 1st time in a lot of years, not only is it the 1st film thats made me laugh out loud for a long time it also amazes me how Un-PC it is. Could it get re-made with anywhere near the same level of comedy or are we now too PC to even manage anywhere near the funny levels this film hit?[/QUOTE]

Surely you can't be serious
I am

and don't call me Surely! lmao
MP3_4_Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:31
Eddie Badger
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,132
[quote=MP3_4_Life;63213180]

I am

and don't call me Surely! lmao
Couldn't resist it! Well someone had to do it
Eddie Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:35
MP3_4_Life
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tameside
Posts: 157
[quote=Eddie Badger;63213297]

Couldn't resist it! Well someone had to do it
Simple gags like that made it such a great film but some of it is so un pc its unreal, we have jokes regarding Pedophiles, Gays, Blacks, The middle classes, it makes it so funny as there is no malice whatsoever involved, a product of its time..and what a product lol
MP3_4_Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:37
Eddie Badger
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,132
[quote=MP3_4_Life;63213419]

Simple gags like that made it such a great film but some of it is so un pc its unreal, we have jokes regarding Pedophiles, Gays, Blacks, The middle classes, it makes it so funny as there is no malice whatsoever involved, a product of its time..and what a product lol
It must have more laughs per minute than any other movie I can think of - it's one of those movies you can watch over and over and keep finding new stuff you missed because you were laughing the previous times.
Eddie Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:39
MP3_4_Life
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tameside
Posts: 157
[quote=Eddie Badger;63213462]

It must have more laughs per minute than any other movie I can think of - it's one of those movies you can watch over and over and keep finding new stuff you missed because you were laughing the previous times.
Thats very true


But thats not important right now!


Next
MP3_4_Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:42
Eddie Badger
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,132
I love the ability to go from quite clever word gags to really dumb visual stuff and just not let up for a second.
Eddie Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:43
Eddie Badger
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,132
In fact, I'm going to watch it now
Eddie Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:44
MP3_4_Life
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tameside
Posts: 157
I love the ability to go from quite clever word gags to really dumb visual stuff and just not let up for a second.
Now i'm older (not wiser) I get the jokes when I 1st saw it as a kid when it 1st came out I didn't have a clue and I think the chances of this being shown on TV is rather slim, its like the scene with the panicking passenger all getting ready to give her a slap to calm her down. so un-pc lol
MP3_4_Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:50
degsyhufc
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Up North
Posts: 48,394
I caught the last hour of it the other night and I was laughing my bloody head off.

Even better when you know it's based on a serious air disaster movie and Neilson playing it straight.
degsyhufc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:52
MP3_4_Life
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tameside
Posts: 157
I caught the last hour of it the other night and I was laughing my bloody head off.

Even better when you know it's based on a serious air disaster movie and Neilson playing it straight.
i think it was based on the airport disaster films and Neilson is a comic genius
MP3_4_Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 21:59
Gulftastic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the southstand
Posts: 62,914
i think it was based on the airport disaster films and Neilson is a comic genius
It is based on various disaster movies, but the plot and chunks of the script are from the film Zero Hour!,
Gulftastic is online now Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:01
MP3_4_Life
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tameside
Posts: 157
It is based on various disaster movies, but the plot and chunks of the script are from the film Zero Hour!,
Good spot, just made a fascinating read
MP3_4_Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:10
MP3_4_Life
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tameside
Posts: 157
I picked a hell of a day to post on DS
MP3_4_Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:11
degsyhufc
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Up North
Posts: 48,394
Aye, they bought the script/rights and used some identical dialogue and scenes
degsyhufc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:32
Gulftastic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the southstand
Posts: 62,914
One of my favourite scenes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVq4_HhBK8Y
Gulftastic is online now Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:37
Cissy Fairfax
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,935
MP3_4_Life never has a second cup of coffee when he's at home.
Cissy Fairfax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:40
sarahcs
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 8,278
I always get the giggles when I'm on a plane and they ask us to read up on the brace position - I just think of the crash positions! Also if we're landing in fog I start thinking "they're on instruments!" and get the giggles again.
sarahcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:43
TheTrader78
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Posts: 451
Best comedy film of all time!

The sequel is not given enough credit either....that has the greatest sight gag with Shatner (the mirror sight gag in the first film gets missed by many)

Oh stewardess, I speak jive.
TheTrader78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:47
degsyhufc
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Up North
Posts: 48,394
I always get the giggles when I'm on a plane and they ask us to read up on the brace position - I just think of the crash positions! Also if we're landing in fog I start thinking "they're on instruments!" and get the giggles again.
If you're on a certain flight and can understand sign language then you can get an extra giggle

http://youtu.be/O53q8MlGAFk?t=3m28s
degsyhufc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:52
Gulftastic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the southstand
Posts: 62,914
MP3_4_Life never has a second cup of coffee when he's at home.
Has Cissy Fairfax has ever seen a grown man naked?
Gulftastic is online now Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:53
downtonfan
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,353
A hospital? What is it?
Is a big building with patients.
downtonfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:54
koantemplation
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wolf359
Posts: 76,752
Over Rio Grande?
koantemplation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2012, 22:56
Gulftastic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the southstand
Posts: 62,914
Pssst....Macho Grande......
Gulftastic is online now Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 20:40.