Con Air-pretty stand ard stuff, but enjoyable enough
August 1, 2007 8:20pm CST
Con Air is what I've come to expect of a standard Hollywood action flick, nothing more ,nothing less. It's got plenty of action, big explosions, one-liners and pure entertainment value. The plot is pretty good, somewhat original, and fairly fast-paced. The acting is good, and the film has a surprisingly large amount of well-known good actors: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Danny Trejo, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames and John Malkovich . They all give good performances, as do most of the supporting actors. The characters are well-written and credible . I found it interesting how most of the characters anren't all black or white in their actions and personalities; many of them have a shade of gray or two. The action is well-done, exciting and intense. The special effects are good enough. The ending mya be a little extreme, but it's a good climax ,and the good things in the film make up for the bad; granted. There are a few downright lame parts, but there are far more good parts than bad.