Mayday! Mayday! Hollywood has lost
control of its directors. I repeat: John
Moore has taken over and re-made
Robert Aldrichs 1965 action flick of the
same name. Plus, sweaty and
chisel-chested actors are forced to deliver
laughable and utterly corny dialogue that
surpasses even the syrupy tongue of Mr.
Rogers. Dennis Quaids goofball appeal
attempts to assume the role of classic
character actor Jimmy Stewart. Also,
on-screen nomads must suffer with the
uncertainty of their cinematic purpose as
a last-minute contrived subplot. However,
there is a small bit of hope of survival.
State-of-the-art special effects offer
intense sandstorms, gripping lightning
strikes and a heart-racing plane crash, all
of which the 1965 original couldnt. Plus,
Giovanni Ribisis quirky and oddly
entertaining role as a Steve Urkel and
HAL 9000 hybrid give more hope to a
continued existence. Fasten your safety
belts. Its going to be a bumpy ride.