I have been waiting to see ‘7500’ for a long time. It was supposed to be released back in 2012, but just recently landed in select theaters. ‘7500’, directed by Takashi Shimizu, the man behind ‘The Grudge’ franchise, was written by Craig Rosenberg (The Uninvited). This supernatural film has a great cast that includes ‘True Blood’ actor Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart (Mirrors), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man 1 and 2), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween 1 and 2 (remakes), Alex Frost (The Lost), Johnathon Schaech ( Quarantine), Jerry Ferrar (Entourage) and Christian Serratos of ‘The Walking Dead”.
Imagine being 30,000 feet in the air when an unseen entity begins to inflict terror on a plane full passengers, that’s exactly what happens on flight ‘7500’ out of L.A. bound for Tokyo. When a mysterious man suddenly dies mid flight it’s only the first event of a horrible flight. The flight attendants relocate the first class passengers down to Economy Class so that they can store the dead man’s body. EMT Brad Martin (Kwanten) soon notices that his finger nails are turning blue, at the same time flight attendant Laura Baxter (Bibb) sees a plastic bottle collapse, suddenly the cabin looses pressure. Brad rushes to help those who have passed out from oxygen loss. A few minutes of panic pass before the plain drops altitude and oxygen is restored. Alex, a thief, sneaks upstairs to plunder the dead man, instead he gets the fright of his life. Brad, his ex (Martin), Suzy (Chung), Rick (Ferrrara) and Liz (Nicky Whelan) decide they need to know who the dead man is. As they begin to go through his luggage and discover a creepy doll. At this point the doll is explained as a Japanese mourning doll. Passengers begin to go missing one by one. I won’t spoil the ending. I will tell you that at the end the entire events are put into a new light, making you question everything that you have seen.
Takashi Shimizu and Craig Rosenberg do exactly what they’re known for, creating a great horror movie. ‘7500’ was well worth the wait. I can’t express enough how nice it was to watch a horror movie that I actually really enjoyed. Everything about ‘7500’ was dead on. The cast did a fantastic job with their roles, the special effect department created just the right balance of CGI and practical effects and I was reminded of the many reasons why I don’t fly (both rational and ridiculous). ‘7500’ was well written and executed. I strongly recommend seeing ‘7500’, but I wouldn’t watch it just before a flight.
‘7500’ does not have a U.S. release date at this time. It has been released in Australia. You can purchase ‘7500’ from Australian Amazon and Ebay retailers now. As soon as the U.S. date is announced I will post an update.