Movie Review – Air

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As an 80s kid, this was a great throwback to my teenage years. That might have been the most enjoyable part of the movie for me. Not that I didn’t enjoy all of it, but there’s not a whole lot to get worked up about.

I found it to be enjoyable, but I didn’t love it. I suppose it’s because the stakes weren’t that high. We know how the story turns out, so it’s hard to really feel the drama. Sonny is shown to have a gambler’s mentality and he’s been wrong many times. If he had failed it would have been a personal tragedy, but he’s not going to be destitute. This isn’t life and death.

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The acting was what you would expect: rock solid. I’m thinking back through the scenes, and I can’t recall a single scene that doesn’t involve Sonny (Matt Damon). If there’s a scene without Sonny it didn’t last long.

All that said, I would certainly recommend this movie to anyone who’s a sports fan that grew up in the 80s.

Also, I wasn’t aware of the historical role that Deloris Jordan played. I don’t know whose idea it was, her’s or Michaels, to insist on a percentage of the sales, but that was the revolutionary part of the story, as the movie points out in the end.

Grade: B

About The Peetimes: This was an easy movie to do Peetimes for because there isn’t much going on except for the main storyline. I don’t have a recommended Peetime because there’s not much difference between them.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Air.

Rated: (R) Language
Genres: Drama
Starring: Matt Damon, Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer(s): Alex Convery
Language: English
Country: United States

Follows the history of shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of basketball: Michael Jordan.

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  • Terri

    To be fair, I have not seen AIR yet. I’m from the Chicagoland, love Chicago sports, and know every bit of the MJ & Nike story. I know there are no surprises in store for me when I do see AIR.

    OK, with that out of the way, I took my 87-yr. old dad to see Sweetwater this afternoon. What a pleasant surprise! I have seen zero trailers and even fewer ads for Sweetwater, and that is a shame. “Sweets” is the Jackie Robinson of the NBA and for sports history fans (like me), it is worth the time to see it.

    PS. There are extras during the credits of Sweetwater. 🙂

    • Dan Gardner Administrator

      Crap, I’d like to see Sweetwater. It’s not even showing at our “artsy” theater here in town. 🙁

      I’ll put it on my “to stream” list. Thanks!

  • Terri

    Now that I’ve seen Air, I can say with confidence: I loved it! I love sports and even more, sports history. There were a few fun OMG, REALLY? moments. I love MJ’s Bulls and sharing that time with my 5-year old son. I wish there was more Michael, even if it was just the back of his head. I loved the good laughs, mostly at the expense of Ben Affleck’s jogging suit and Matt Damon’s “not friend.” Music plays a huge part for me in movies, and this one excelled.
    There were parts toward that were just “Eh” for me, so instead of an A…

    It’s a B++ for me. 🙂
    Highly recommend!

    • Dan Gardner Administrator

      Awesome. I expected that you would enjoy this. It must be awesome to share this with your 5-year-old. Congratulations. 🙂

  • Terri

    To be clear…
    I shared those championship years with my then 5-year-old son. I wanted to go back and edit it as soon as I posted! Haha
    That grown man is now very excited to see this. He and I don’t agree on everything, but the love for sports+music+history in movies is definitely a shared passion.

    • Dan Gardner Administrator

      Ah, understood. That’s really awesome. 🙂

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