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NO WAY UP (2024)

Release Date: 02/16/24 [Cinemas]
Genre: Action. Adventure. Drama.

Studio: RLJE Films.

"Characters from different backgrounds are thrown together when the plane they're travelling on crashes into the Pacific Ocean. A nightmare fight for survival ensues with the air supply running out and dangers creeping in from all sides." 


Not every movie has to be a work of art that moves you to tears. Sometimes, you’re in the mood for no-frills entertainment, a few jump scares and perhaps even some laughs about how unrealistic the plot is. 


It can be hard to find movies that our whole family will watch together - or movies that will keep our teen’s interest. Disaster and survival flicks usually fit the bill, as do shark attacks and plane crashes. That’s why I was so happy when I watched the trailer for No Way Up


You’ve heard of Snakes on a Plane…well, this one has sharks. Does it get any better? 


This is the perfect film to stream when you’re looking for some mindless, entertaining action and can’t decide whether to watch a plane crash story or a shark attack movie. Get yourself some of both with No Way Up!


The actors did a good job with what they were given. When the movie starts, we first meet diverse groups of passengers in an airport. My teenage daughter and I entertained ourselves by guessing who would live and who would die (I was wrong with just about all of my guesses). 


Are there several unrealistic plot points that make suspension of disbelief next to impossible? Yes, but for us that didn’t take away our overall enjoyment of the movie. Just go in with low expectations and you’ll be fine. 

Heck, you could even make a drinking game out of every time you find yourself saying, “Yeah, I’m not sure that would happen like that in real life.” 


Who knows? Maybe it could happen like that - and that’s the beauty of No Way Up. None of us have ever been in a plane crash with sharks, so none of us have a right to argue with the way these film-makers tell the story.


I say kudos to the cast and crew; it was a fun way to spend an evening with the family. I probably wouldn’t shell out big bucks to see No Way Up in a theater, but it’s perfectly satisfying streaming fodder.

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