- Summary: Based on the bestselling novel, this made-for-tv drama sees an amateur pilot and stewardess forced to land a damaged jumbo jet when the rest of the crew and passengers are incapacitated by an accidental military attack.
- Genre(s): Movie/Mini-Series
- Show Type: TV Movie
- Season 1 premiere date: Oct 2, 2005
- Episode Length: 120
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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The real shocker is the credibility holes bigger than the ones air-conditioning this bird. [30 Sep 2005, p.89]
Perhaps the intrigue worked better on paper, but squeezed into 88 minutes or so, it's almost comical how everyone keeps conspiring to bring the damn plane down after blasting a hole in it the size of a Hummer.
Maybe the problem with CBS' new Sunday popcorn movie "Mayday" isn't that it could be better. It actually could be worse. Then this would be deliriously mockable trash instead of an occasionally gripping but mostly frustratingly loony piece of hooey.
The visual effects from coordinator Laird McMurray and his team in the wake of the missile strike are solid enough, though it's never explained why some people get sucked out of the hole and others don't and why, after the plane levels off, the sucking pretty much stops even as the movie itself continues to suck.