First and foremost, I must admit that I am a big fan of B movies. I love a little Secret Service action. In the Line of Fire, Guarding Tess are only a few of the films I've truly enjoyed. I understand the genre and its limitations, in fact I relish them. So when I found myself on a long-haul flight where this was one of the featured films, I was delighted. It hadn't been released for that long, so I thought it was a real bonus. But then the film began.
I'm not sure what went wrong exactly. The film had a great cast and a strong premise; it should have been a winner. I can only assume that something was lost in translation. Either the director lost his way, or there was major interference. The dialogue was wooden, there was little or no pay off for any of the set-ups. And it looked like it had been edited in the 70's. There was no zing, no interest, no action. Needless to say, it made my flight feel even longer.
Take my advice, even if you find yourself bored beyond belief at a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, read a book instead.