Extremely good visuals, complemented by some splendid sound effects, have their
impact when you watch a film. And when these effects are there in the beginning
of the movie, they kind of set the mood for the rest of the movie. The same
is the case with this Con Air. In fact, these effects, coupled with the
good-'n'-nasty looks of Nicholas Cage, really have one hell of an impact on
those sitting in front of the screen. The impact is such that those sitting
with a pack of popcorn might just drop it, and not even bother to dust it off
At the onset, Con Air is about Cameron Poe (Nicholas Cage), a soldier
on a break, who is visiting Patricia, his wife, who he surprises by catching
her at a cozy pub. And for them, it's a very tender, private moment, which they
celebrate by dancing to the strains of some real enchanting music. While they
are at it, two lovebirds cootchie-cooing together, a few drunks do what they
normally do best - be a real pain. Patricia pleads with Poe to ignore them,
which he does at first. But when the same gang, later, irritates them, Poe gets
into a brawl and ends up killing one of the guys who attacks him with a knife.
This lands Poe a prison sentence of ten years, which he serves as a model prisoner.
After the ten years are over, the time finally comes for his release. He boards
a special plane for transfer - the plane called jailbirds. But the plane is
full of weirdo prisoners who've already made plans and arrangements to escape.
The leader of the pack is a prisoner called Cyrus-the-Virus. Cyrus, along with
his mates Diamond Dog and Nathan, takes control of the plane.
What follows is the sole guy Poe trying to wrest back control of the plane,
now named Con Air. And a guy called Larkins offers support from the ground.
What also follows is a lot of bloodshed, explosions and mayhem. To find out
more, this is one film I'd recommend that you watch - with or without a popcorn
packet. Doesn't matter as long as you hold on tight.