Never forget that while many films of the 1970s were indeed rich and rewarding, there was also a lot of schlock to contend with. (And I don’t mean John Landis‘s Schlock, which is a witty little exploitation comedy. And I don’t mean Mike Nichols‘ The Day of the Dolphin, which I have a certain weakness for.) The Airport franchise was godawful from the get-go, and everyone (filmmakers, audiences) knew this. And it didn’t matter. If someone had offered me a decent sum to re-watch and review, I would have seriously considered turning them down. Really.
Worst ’70s films: Aloha Bobby and Rose, Andy Warhol’s Dracula, Quintet, A Perfect Couple, Logan’s Run, The Black Bird, The Only Game in Town, Death Race 2000, The Fury, The Swarm, Last Remake of Beau Geste, The Love Machine, Moment by Moment, Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Thing With Two Heads, The Wiz, Xanadu, Earthquake, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, Myra Breckinridge, An American Hippie in Israel, Exorcist II: The Heretic, I Spit on Your Grave, Caligula. Note: The Airport franchise Bluray (Airport, Airport ’75, Airport ’77, Airport ’79: The Concorde) is selling on Amazon for only $15.