It was talked about long before its release Air, the movie about the origin of Nike’s Jordan sneakers. Rightfully so, as Ben Aflleck and Matt Damon have delivered an enduring hit with a top score on Rotten Tomatoes. Jennifer Lopez, who has a dubious number 1 hit on Netflix, will look on with some envy.
The film has been in theaters since April, but has also been available to stream on Amazon Prime Video for ten days. Good time to take stock.
Air is the big hit on Amazon Prime
The film is based on true events about the origins of the Air Jordan basketball shoe line, which has since become the world’s most popular sneaker. At the center is a Nike employee who tries to make a business deal with the young Michael Jordan.
That employee is Sonny Vaccaro, played by Matt Damon. Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike and Air Jordan, is played by Ben Affleck, who also directed the film.
Michael Jordan himself was not officially involved in the film, but did meet with Jennifer Lopez’s remarried husband, giving his blessing for the production. Casting Viola Davis as his mother Deloris was also his idea.
The basketball legend also requested that Howard White, vice president of Nike’s Jordan line and his personal friend, be included in the film. This directly led to Ben Affleck casting Chris Tucker, whom he had wanted to work with for a long time. Michael Jordan’s father is played by Julius Tennon. Also Jason Bateman (Ozark) plays a prominent role.
Ben Affleck beats Jennifer Lopez
worldwide Air by far the most streamed movie on Amazon Prime, according to data from Flixpatrol. Salient detail: is on Netflix The Mother, starring Jennifer Lopez, the number 1 hit of the moment. But Ben Affleck is his wife’s boss on all fronts.
For example, Ben Affleck’s film on Rotten Tomatoes scores 92% among film critics and 98% among the audience. Jennifer Lopez has to make do with 44% and 69% respectively. The popularity index on IMDb of Air is also 6,166 points against 644 points for The Mother. On the same platform, the films score a rating of 7.5 out of 10 versus 5.5 out of 10 respectively.
Judge for yourself: Air with Ben Affleck is now streaming on Amazon Prime and The Mother with Jennifer Lopez can be streamed on Netflix.
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