Flight starring Denzel Washington, is going to premiere in theatres tomorrow, November 2nd 2012. As early as now, this new movie has garnered huge praise and fresh ratings from audiences and critics alike. Flight is not your usual “hero” film but it goes more in depth when it comes to the choices that people make for the higher good. It delves into the inner voice inside all of us whenever we are faced with a situation that we want to find the truth in. Flight will surely bring a whole new mindset and emotion to movie goers this Friday. Let’s now take a look at a movie review from Top Critic, Steven Rea
“The Complexities of The Movie Flight Brings It To A Higher Level
It’s unlikely that any pilots association will put its seal of approval on “Flight,” a high-wire drama about a commercial airline captain — Denzel Washington, in an extraordinary, Oscar-worthy performance — who crash-lands a jet carrying “102 souls.”
In a feat of aeronautic ingenuity, Whip Whitaker rights a nose-first descent, bringing his crippled plane down across a field, clipping a church steeple before hitting the turf. Six people, including two crew members, die. But 96 live. Washington’s Whitaker, a veteran of the Navy, the grandson of a crop-duster pilot who was one of the fabled Tuskegee Airmen, looks like a hero.
And then they look at his blood tests. Not only were his alcohol levels off the charts, the tests show he had been using cocaine before the flight left Orlando, Fla., for Atlanta.
The audience is already keenly aware of this fact: “Flight,” bracingly directed by Robert Zemeckis, begins with the alarm buzzing in Whip’s motel room, where he has spent the night in the company of a co-worker, flight attendant Katerina Marquez (Nadine Velazquez). It’s an orgy scene of substance abuse.
“Flight,” with its surprisingly raw depiction of binge drinking, of the ingestion of illegal drugs — and, in the case of a hard-luck Atlanta masseuse, the injection of drugs — is a movie about addiction. In the stairwell of a hospital where Whip is recovering from his crash injuries, and where he has gone to sneak a cigarette (yes, he’s a chain smoker, too), he meets Nicole (Kelly Reilly), the aforementioned masseuse, a heroin overdose case. A third patient, a guy with cancer, shows up, and the discussion turns to God, and the belief that nothing in life comes by hazard, by chance.
There is a grand design, even if it includes plane crashes and cancer.
Flight,” then, examines the nature of faith — and the failures and flaws of human beings, plagued by self-deception, self-destruction. It’s no accident that SouthJet Air Flight 227 hits a Pentecostal church on its way down, that the passenger manifest is full of “souls,” that Whip’s handling of the broken plane is described as “nothing short of a miracle,” and that his co-pilot is a born-again Christian.”
Read the rest of the review at Mercury News
Don’t miss Flight at theatres near you this Friday, November 2nd 2012.
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