Saturday, 16 November 2013

FILM: Flight (8/10)

Why did I watch it?
Not only does Flight star everybody's favourite Denzel but it received two Oscar nominations, for original screenplay and for Denzel himself.

What's it all about?
Following his normal routine Captain 'Whip' Whitaker takes off in his passenger jet drunk and high from the previous night. However on this doomed flight a mechanical failure leads him to take unorthodox emergency action resulting in an investigation into the circumstances of the flight.

The Good:
  • The terrifying flight sequence
  • Denzel's intense performance - deserved the Oscar nomination (ultimately beaten by Daniel Day Lewis' Lincoln
  • Gripping character drama
  • Whip taking a toke of oxygen from the emergency supply before taking off!
The Bad:
  • Errmm.....doesn't make you want to get on a plane for a while?
Trouble at 30,000 ft and not a snake in sight
Favourite line:
'Death demands responsibility' - Hugh Lang

Stand-out moment:
The flight sequence

Like the cast? Watch: Training Day, The Bone Collector
Like the director? Watch: Cast Away, Forrest Gump

What my wife would say: Watched it, 'glad he did the right thing in the end'.

What the world thinks:
Rotten Tomatoes - 78%
Metacritic - 76/100
LAMB Score - 4.06/5
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