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Not a movie about a plane crash,
This review is from: Flight (Amazon Video)
This is a powerful movie about a man you to want to love's struggle with alcoholism, he just happened to be in a plane crash. This is not a courtroom drama, not an action flick (the plane crash happens in the first 30 min of the movie and lasts maybe 5-10 minutes tops, after that all drama.
The movie starts out with an epic plane crash scene, one of the best I've ever seen in a movie. Denzel's character takes control of the plane like a pro, with every ounce of drug and alcohol seemingly vaporized from his system and his instincts as an ex-Navy fighter pilot take over.
The movie is great in it has you rooting for this guy throughout, but he keeps letting you down as the viewer, as well as all of the characters in his life. You saw how awesome this guy was in the cockpit, he was a hero, yet he cannot overcome this addiction. How can a man who could do such extraordinary things be so vulnerable to addiction? The movie does this part very well.
The most powerful scene emotionally comes at the end during the NTSB hearing and the scenes that follow.
I will admit until I gauged what the film was really about I was kind of "meh" about it, but by the end I fully understood and appreciated it for what it was. Powerful movie indeed.
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Initial post: Feb 16, 2014 3:17:51 PM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2014 5:30:32 PM PST
Hey tool, if you watch the trailer you can learn more than you could reading my review. Post exactly how I "ruined" it for you or shut up and stop trolling.
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