Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Film Review: Flight

The first thirty minutes are gripping and appalling, Powered by an all-star performances, Flight which was directed by the returning Robert Zemeckis(Back to the Future Trilogy, Cast Away, Forrest Gump) may have the cliched story, but it does have a big meaning, Flight fly away with astounding performances and a nail-biting athmosphere.

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?

A good film about a true hero who is plagued by his sickness -- alcoholism and drug abuse. Denzel Washington shines as the troubled protagonist slash antagonist in this film ,and probably The flight sequence are the most terrifying 8 minutes, ever recorded in a plane movie, since AF1 and Yet could be the best of it's time.

Denzel Washington is performance as Whip Whitaker is palpable, altough not memorable but still substantial and while Kelly Reilly she somehow steal the show, she embodied great performance and a well defined chemistry between Nicole and Whip , A tour de force all around, Robert Zemeckis, has crafted yet another brilliant and superb film.

Flight is indeed another tremendous acheivement for Robert Zemeckis, not only does he reinvent himself, but has created a motion picture, that surely will be remembered, altough it doesn't seems to leave a big impression, but in the upcoming years, Flight will be figured as a well-crafted picture and a well-executed plane film since Air Force One.

Nominated at the 85th Academy Awards for Best Actor(Denzel Washington), Flight, is indeed one of the greatest and finest performance of Washington has ever delivered, the films admittedly have complex and compelling plot, and Undoubtedly, despite the flaws, the drama and tensions combined nicely.

4 out of 5 stars

November 2,2012- U.S Release
February 13,2013- Philippine Release

1 comment:

  1. Great review! The crash scene was amazing and much much better than AF1 - though times have moved on so you'd expect it to be. It was really gripping.