Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) Reviewed

Director, Ken Finkleman, does an impressive job at aping the rapid-fire-gag style of the original’s creative team. This time the action takes place on a commercial space shuttle in the future – though we’re not sure why. It’s a situation whose comedic value is barely tapped. Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays return in the same roles and there are more fun performances by out-of-water thesps like Chuck Conners and Sonny Bono (as a terrorist!). Despite it’s ambitions, it’s a sorry shadow of the first film – forced and not very funny. **

~ by Number5ive on November 16, 2008.

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