Rousing sports biopic AIR charts the creation of the world's most iconic sports shoe. Director Ben Affleck reunites with Matt Damon for a truly inspirational tale, in which Nike marketing executives earmarked a certain young basketball rookie named Michael Jordan.
Their mission: to build a dynamic and bold new sports brand around their talented young star. From there, the AIR Jordan trainer was born. Damon plays Nike marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro and Viola Davis portrays Jordan's mother Deloris, and both actors stand out amidst a strong cast that also includes Affleck and Jason Bateman.
AIR screened in advance for Cineworld Unlimited members and we wanted to know if the movie was a slam dunk. Based on the reactions, it looks like a yes. Scroll down to discover a handful of the responses.
Genuinely one of the best films you will see this year! Stellar cast, class soundtrack and such a great story! 3 pointer, Slam Dunk, from downtown! Absolutely nailed! #AIR— Gareth Sparrowhawk (@hawkhawkster) March 29, 2023
A great sports flick! Another truly unbelievable story. Everyone in the movie gives a fantastic performance. Love the soundtrack obviously. Big thumbs up from me 🏀 pic.twitter.com/hbBiVNPWo4— Nathan (@NathanBDViews) March 29, 2023
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, #Air is a slam dunk. Affleck’s direction is perfect and Damon gives his best performance in years. It’s a fascinating look at how Air Jordan started with a tight script and a short snappy runtime. Not perfect, but still great! 🏀👟 pic.twitter.com/ZThGyFufQp— George Clark (@GeorgeAlexClark) March 29, 2023
absolutely loved it, you don't have to be a basketball fan to enjoy it either. great script, superb performances and a fab soundtrack of 80's hits. Ben Affleck made the perfect choice to focus on Sonny & Deloris, leaving Michael Jordan on the periphery of the story. pic.twitter.com/zeJCdoOyg0— warr10rz (@warr10rz) March 29, 2023
It Was a Major Slam-Dunk and Incredibly Moving Film! The Whole Cast and Crew Were Absolutely Phenomenal! I really felt myself routing out for Sonny with his keen idea of having Michael Jordan being signed on with Nike! A definite must watch! Score: 9.5/10! Grade: A+! Well Done!🏀— James Acraman (@JamesAcraman) March 29, 2023
Really Enjoyed it from start to finish. A very interesting film & loved the acting, I learned about how NIKE did in the industry & the best thing they did when they signed Michael Jordan and how it went so BIG when it got launched. Ben Affleck made a Really GOOD movie. 💯 pic.twitter.com/PFqUyBOtfy— DWAYNE JOHNSON (@DWAYNEJ89432) March 29, 2023
If you missed your courtside seats for the screening, then be sure to catch AIR at Cineworld from April 5th.
Your next Unlimited screening is Vatican-based horror The Pope's Exorcist, starring Russell Crowe. The Oscar-winning actor portrays Father Gabriele Amorth in a story of demonic possession and conspiracy.
The movie screens in advance on April 6th so check out the trailer below.
There's no need to miss a single advance screening. From £10.99 a month, your Cineworld Unlimited membership is a one-way pass to exciting previews, special offers and lots more.