Just got done watching these two back-to-back. I had seen them both before, but only once, when they were originally released to theaters. As you'll remember, Executive Decision was released in 1996. Air Force One came out just one year later in 1997. The plots of the two are amazingly similar considering how close together they came out. It's almost like an Olympus Has Fallen / White House Down situation. Executive Decision actually ended up being better than I remembered. It's a pretty enjoyable thriller with some inventive action scenes and several genuinely tense moments. I also was surprised by how strong the cast was, with Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal (when he was still a respectable performer), John Leguizamo, Halle Berry and David Suchet. Air Force One I guess was about on par with what I remembered. Of the two films, I got the impression that it was the one that took itself the most seriously. It also features a very solid cast, and I had totally forgotten that Gary Oldman was even in this shit. But it also felt a bit more formulaic and featured some pretty sketchy effects at times. All in all, I think I actually enjoyed Executive Decision the most. It just seemed to be the more creative and fun movie, as a whole. My only complaint with it is that it runs just a bit long. At 2 hours 16 minutes, it's probably about 16 minutes longer than it really needs to be. Who else has seen these films? How do you think they compare? Which do you think is the more enjoyable watch?