The year 2023 offers interesting, highly anticipated films, from action films to historical dramas. One of the latest films to hit theaters is level, starring Gerard Butler as the strong-willed commercial pilot. With the actor’s history of playing the tough, determined “Everyman,” fans are lining up to see his latest project. Interesting, level is a film that has been in the works for a number of years. With the release date changing at least once, many fans are curious about how the flick will make it to the big screen and which stars will be cast in the film.
level tells the story of a commercial pilot named Brodie Torrance. After a forced emergency landing, Torrance quickly discovers that the remote island is controlled by a bitter local militia. A militia leader takes the plane’s passengers hostage, prompting Torrance to rescue a convicted murderer he was transporting to help him free the captured passengers.
According to IMDb, level was first announced in 2016. Three years later, Lionsgate acquired the project and sold it to Solstice Studios in 2020. Finally, Lionsgate Films was required level in 2021 when production started in earnest. Filming in Puerto Rico was completed in late 2021. level originally had a release date of January 27, 2023. Ultimately, the debut was pushed back to January 13.
level comes from the French screenwriter and filmmaker Jean-François Richet. Marc Butan, Gerard Butler and Mark Vahradian produced it. The cast is full of talented stars, with Butler at the helm. As Brodie Torrance, Butler got a chance to shine as an action star once again, handling uninterrupted combat sequences and heartfelt emotional moments with aplomb. Butler is no stranger to action movies, having appeared in fan favorites like 300, law-abiding citizen, and player.
Mike Colter plays convicted murderer Louis Gaspare who helps Torrance on his mission to free the trapped passengers. According to Collider, Colter is best known for his work in Marvel’s Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. He has also acted in films such as men in black 3. Another familiar face in there level is Tony Goldwyn who plays Scarsdale, a former Special Forces officer who takes the lead in the rescue effort. Goldwyn has appeared in high profile films such as Nixon, ghostand The last house on the left. Other actors in the film include Daniella Pineda, Kelly Gale, Yoson An and Joey Slotnick.
level has only recently been in cinemas. But critics and fans are already saying good things about the film. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 75% tomatometer rating and a 94% audience rating. “‘Plane’ doesn’t levitate, but it levitates, maintains and holds the landing,” reads one review. Another noted, “‘Plane’ is the perfect type of movie to rent or stream. As the title says, it will be as simple as possible.”
Several critics praised the film as the perfect “escapist” flick, ideal for a few hours of action and adventure. “Plane is a good old-fashioned, easy-to-watch action-entertainer that makes a welcome change when you’re suffering from superhero or sci-fi fatigue,” one review said. If you want to see what’s happening for yourself, you can see it Level, now in cinemas!