Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Altitude


Altitude Movie
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 22% (Audience)
Directed By: Kaare Andrews
Written By: Paul A. Birkett
Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill and Ryan Donowho
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Synopsis: After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force. (Source)

The Good:
There was one good jump scare scene in this film where a character gets yanked right out of the plane unexpectedly. And the “Big Twist” at the end showed a certain amount of creativity.

The Bad:
But for a scary movie there was very little scary here or even suspenseful. And i understand that this is a low budget affair but the monster was sad looking and could have been better rendered on a home computer than what we got on screen.
Also this film broke my cardinal rule for these types of movies: the characters have to be fleshed out enough that the audience will care about the fact that they are in peril. This movie failed miserably at that instead I was annoyed by the entire cast and spent most of my time watching this film wishing for their gruesome deaths.

The Ugly:
A reverse Snow White was all it took to solve this problem? So all of those kids would have lived if one character had just kissed another character earlier in the film? Stupid is not a strong enough word to describe how i felt watching that.

Final Verdict: A nice concept horribly executed with fleeting moments of what could have been with a bigger budget, better direction and writing, and a better cast. D-

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