The Velvet Café

How much does context mean for your appreciation of a movie? A lot, it turned out as I watched Last Flight to Abuja.

If someone had shown me this movie, telling me it originated from Hollywood, I would have dismissed it as a forgettable movie that never rises above its obviously very low budget.

I would have frowned at the effects, so cheap and simple compared to what we’re used to. This would have passed in the 60s when the standard trick to show flight troubles in Star Trek was to shake the camera and let the actors throw themselves to the side. These days we expect a lot more.

I would have objected to some of the actors: so stiff and unconvincing, delivering the lines as if they were reading from a paper preparing for a school play.

I might also have said something about the writing which…

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