"This is 'suspension of disbelief' at it's finest."
It's ridiculous, innane, and borderline annoying. But, it sure is fun if you simply check your brain at the door and go for the ride.I'm not afraid to say that I've seen this one many times. I even own a copy. This may be due to my appreciation of the fine Mr. Affleck, but I think it's also because I just need to "check out" once in a while and watch a pure "popcorn movie".
The plot is completely ridiculous and I could fill this entire page with the reasons why (you can't suck the oxygen out of a room and simulate the loss of gravity - all you're doing is creating a vacuum). But, if you can just forget about all of that and revel in the insanity you'll have a good time. Affleck is honestly good in this role and never cops to a half-assed performance because he's in a Michael Bay movie. Billy Bob Thorton is wonderful (as he always is). Owen Wilson cracks me up every time. Although Buchemi is pretty much playing the role that he plays in EVERY MOVIE (crazy guy), he does it well so why not let him do it? Liv Tyler is the only one that still annoys me. Her character is completely underdeveloped and boring. She is only there to be a female to play off of Willis and Affleck. Ah, and Willis. He's getting a little long in the tooth and he's no DeNiro, but he sure knows how to succeed in the action movie genre.
This is a summer action movie at it's finest. Don't expect too much, and you won't be disapointed.Bottom line: Chill out, crack a beer, and enjoy our boys in action.