Crude and hysterical sketch-comedy shamelessly lampoons everything about seventies pop-culture; disaster flicks, porno movies, the news, blaxploitation, commercials, kung fu flims and everything in between. The jokes and gags come thick and fast and so do the laughs. Highlights include a mock trailers for films with titles like 'That's Armageddon', a new movie gimmick called 'Feel 'O' Round' and a brilliant 'Enter The Dragon' parody that nearly steals the show. Written by the same team that latter brought us 'Airplane' and directed by John Landis.
Old gags still fly in Airplane!
Reviewed by PeanutButterJellyTime for Airplane! at 2008-03-10 13:58:38
Yes, it released in 1980... but the sight gags and wacky humor are still a lot of fun to watch. (Not that you'd want to tell your friends that it's on your faves list.) Airplane! probably paved the way for the Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell comedies we enjoy these days. Barbara Billingsley's cameo appearance is legendary.