THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

SKYJACKED (1972)


#9 of 2014 is one I saw in theaters as a kid - 1972's Skyjacked was made before those Airport movies became ultra-ridiculous and this features none other than Charlton Heston as the pilot dealing with a hijacker (disgraced serviceman James Brolin who looks really high sometimes) who wants to take his plane to Moscow and defect! Second-tier stars even for its day (Rosie Grier! Susan Dey! Walter Pidgeon!), it doesn't seem horribly bad to me and occasionally very engaging. But am I seeing the movie on its own or as an exercise in glorious nostalgia? Hard to tell...