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Logan Paul has remade one of the best comedies of all time, and it’s just as bad as you think

Logan Paul has remade one of the best comedies of all time, and it’s just as bad as you think

Logan Paul may be better known as an influencer, fighter, and YouTube star, but he did make a movie once. Not a good one, mind you, but a movie nonetheless.

In 2019, a very different looking Paul made the film Airplane Mode. Unfortunately, it is even less than his boxing record, and that says something.

But that’s what happens when you try to turn one of the greatest films ever made into a messy, cringe-inducing, modern comedy.

While you wait for Logan Paul’s next fight, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Airplane Mode, why it’s a crime against comedy, and how to watch the film if you really want to.

What does airplane mode mean?

Airplane Mode leans heavily on influencer culture. It tells the story of Logan, a young man who is afraid of flying and finds on his very first flight that his journey is made worse by the carelessness of his fellow passengers.

Logan Paul in airplane mode

A plane full of influencers would be a nightmare anyway. But if they all refuse to put their precious phones on airplane mode, the plane’s systems will go haywire and the pilots will be electrocuted.

In the midst of this chaos, Logan’s brother Juanpa Zurita, who works in foreign exchange, is trying to lose his virginity by any means necessary. Oh, and there’s also a Russian psycho killer on the loose.

The film stars 23 famous YouTubers, including Lauren Swickard, Lele Pons, Andrew Bachelor, Amanda Cherry, Brittany Furlan and Vitaly Zdorovetskiy.

A cheap imitation of a comedy classic

Airplane Mode is a variation on the 1980 film Airplane (stylized as Airplane!). That film is rightly considered a comedy classic.

Julie Hegarty in Airplane

The original film, starring Leslie Nielsen, Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays, uses slapstick humor, clever wordplay and witty one-liners to tell the story of a plane on the verge of crashing due to food poisoning.

It takes a sharp mind to pull off such ridiculous comedy well. It’s something writer/directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker do perfectly.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the team behind Airplane Mode. Instead of witty humor and impressive physical comedy, the Logan Paul film relies on crude jokes and influencer fame.

Airplane! produced the iconic line, “Yes, I’m serious and don’t call me Shirley.” The best Airplane Mode can offer is vomiting and loud screaming.

How to view airplane mode

Airplane Mode is free to watch Prime video customers. You can also rent it on Apple TV+ for just $1.

It’s also on YouTube, but to watch the film there you have to pay a little more.

This is not to be confused with another film called Airplane Mode from 2020, which is on Netflix and is much more suitable for the whole family.

That’s enough about airplane mode. If you want to know more about Logan Paul, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of the biggest YouTube scandals and his relationship with Nina Agdal . You can also check out all the new movies streaming this month for something better to watch.