Straightaway, 7500 – which is the aviation code for being hijacked— joins the ranks of the best midair crisis films, namely Neerja, Airforce One, Passenger 57 and 7 Days In Entebbe. I also recall being riveted to my seat watching the films in the Airport series in the 1970s. Nothing more reassuring to the ground-level
7500 is shot by cameras which penetrate right into the cockpit making us privy to the crisis. There were many moments in 7500 where I found myself holding my breath, waiting to know what will happen next. There are two USPs in this clenched hijacking drama: the cockpit setting and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Remarkably the drama doesn’t move out of the cockpit. In that cramped space Gordon-Levitt’s pilot Tobias
While the narrative sustains its moment very effectively for the first hour of playing time, the last half an hour gets on shaky ground when the youngest and most callow terrorist onboard, Vedat (Omit Memar) joins Tabias in the cockpit. Predictably, they begin talking and predictably again, the curse of terrorism is humanized when Tobias tells Vedat about his personal life.
I almost expected to see the two actors embracing and sobbing on each other’s shoulders. Gordon-Levitt is the kind of actor who would never allow his character to go emotionally berserk. Struck one place Gordon-Levitt fosters the heroic attempts to save passengers with a kind a dramatic tension that gives us a frightening glimpse into the heroism that emerges from crisis. The entire mood of ominous tension is created through incidental sounds and noises