Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Executive Decision is a classic 90’s action film – bombastic, silly and hugely over the top. It’s also massively fun and immensity re-watchable. But it’s also a film that takes some risks – killing off one of your more bankable stars in Act 1 was bold and putting the film on the shoulders of Russell in a period he was making more serious dramas was inspired. This really was a golden age for action – high concept films in a time before superhero would dominate. That said the seeds of today’s superhero movie sit very firmly in this era – proper actors in action roles are now common place. Executive Decision holds up well and is well worth a rewatch.
Best Bit: Seagal buys it!
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Con Air, The Rock, Under Siege