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Aftermath (2017)

Director:
Elliott Lester
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Aftermath
RUNNING TIME
92 minutes
Producer:
Scott Franklin
Randall Emmett
Eric Watson
George Furla
Peter Dealbert
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Darren Aronofsky
Screenwriter:
Javier Gullˇn


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Roman Melnyk Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jacob "Jake" Bonanos Scoot McNairy
Christina Maggie Grace
Robert Martin Donovan
Tessa Hannah Ware
Eve Sanders Mariana Klaveno

 

Review

Based on the horrific ▄berlingen mid-air collision, the reason for which was several unfortunate circumstances in concurrence, this film almost pays respect to history and the involved parties. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a bereaved father and husband, and Scoot McNairy as an air traffic controller who was working at the time of the accident. Both actors get plenty of room to excel. McNairy does, but Schwarzenegger is (obviously) out of his depth, despite a wholehearted effort. It is unfathomable to me that the casting people didn't see this coming. Still, the film remains interesting and effective in an old-fashioned TV movie way, meaning heavy focus on simple emotions and not too much on nuance. Which is disappointing, considering the remarkable nature of the real-life story; a story that should have been brought to the screen on a larger budget.

Copyright ę 30.01.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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