Jerry Bruckheimer action movie with a lot of those things we expect and love from a blockbuster brain-dead shoot 'em upper: slow-motion action, big explosions, star-filled ensemble and some solid action, but it is hard to like the scenes with Steve Buscemi who play a pedophile criminal that "deserve" to be free since he is so charming and comedic.
Con Air is the guy you’re sat next to on the plane who wears aviator shades and belches out the alphabet while playing electric guitar. He stinks because he wears vodka as aftershave. Con Air is a film universally hated by Quakers the world over. I love how Nic Cage's beatific blue collar masculinity is set against John Cusack's white collar flailing! Perhaps the only film to make a child killer a lovable rogue.
Nicolas Cage says, "I'm going to prove to you that God exists" with the vengeful fury of someone who truly believes it. Great actors slumming it in a movie where John Cusack fires a gun outside his open car door while driving, John Malkovich tells prisoner Ving Rhames what to do, and the release of a serial killer that specifically murders children is a one-off sight gag in the final shot of the closing montage.