Synopsis:In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand.
Air (2015) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller movie that I did not have much hope for but was shocking entertaining. Director and co-writer Christian Cantamessa (Manhunt (2003), Red Dead Redemption (2010), Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)) did a remarkable job executing a movie that mainly revolves around two guys. The storyline was interesting, and the director/writer did a fantastic job giving details that are needed to understand the film and answered all of my questions that I had during the movie.
Air revolves in a world where the air is toxic/un-breathable where almost all of the human race has died. The US government quickly built a few underground bunkers where they keep a few scientists in cryogenic sleep. A couple of maintenance workers keeps the bunkers running smoothly by waking up for two hours every six months to do routine tasks and inspections. Cartwright (Djimon Hounsou - Gladiator (2000), Blood Diamond (2006), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Island (2005)) and Bauer are two workers that had a little more to deal with than planned. Cartwright usually imagines his wife Abby (Sandrine Holt - Terminator Genisys (2015), Underworld: Awakening (2012), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Black Robe (1991)) and talks to her as if she was there with him. Bauer (Norman Reedus - The Walking Dead (2010), The Boondock Saints (1999), Blade II (2002), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)) is quick to get annoyed and does not like when Cartwright hallucinates.
The duo’s two shift was almost over until Cartwright’s sleeping chamber caught on fire resulting in it to be destroyed leading the two guys to try quickly and find the valve for the emergency air supply. After one disaster leads to another, one of them realizes that they have been lied too and that their bunker has the only surviving humans. What happens next was exciting, scary and emotional all at the same time. The movie was a fantastic watch and one that entertained me greatly. I would recommend all sci-fi fans to give this film a try whenever possible. Pay attention to the little details or you might get confused. The two main actors did a fantastic job with their roles and gave convincing/believable performances. The special effects were okay as well as the makeup, cinematography, and sound.
About Air 2015
Original Title: Wake Cycle
Runtime: 95 minutes
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Total Avg. Votes: 12
Writers: Christian Cantamessa, Chris Pasetto
Director: Christian Cantamessa