Entertainment Magazine

Flight (2012) Review

Posted on the 24 February 2013 by Caz @LetsGoToTheMov7

Flight (2012) Review

Whip Whittaker an airline pilot who manages to save many lives when the plane goes down and stops it from crashing but doesn’t receive much praise when the investigation brings out some worry results.

The audience see straight away that it would not appear that Whip is in the right state to fly a plane, after plenty of alcohol and then taking some coke before heading to the airport for the flight that morning. But he does seem to pull it off, his copilot doesn’t seem very impressed. The actions Whip takes to ensure the plane doesn’t crash are remarkable and as it’s later stated that no one else could have landed the plane that day.

We quickly find out that Whip has problems with his drinking and as a result of this he lost his wife and son, who hardly have any contact with him. It really is an emotionally journey throughout this film and you really aren’t sure how things are going to work out or what is actually going to happen. Now I find that as always being a good thing in a film, you don’t want them all to be predictable.

The performance from Denzel is as usual brilliant, this film seeing him pick up another Oscar nomination for his lead. He manages to really keep the audience engaged, I couldn’t help feeling sorry for him as well. Something we probably shouldn’t but that is the power of the performance. A deserved nomination as the performance really is that good.

Whip doesn’t seem to be able to hold many relationships for very long, always managing to push people away who care about him and that sees his downfall go even further. I think sometimes we forget that alcohol can really become a dangerous addiction and some people lose control over it. I think this film does well to show how bad it can become for people and raising awareness and understanding for being an alcoholic.

I have to admit that this turned out to be a very different film from what I expected. Not in a bad way, I just wasn’t expecting something so heavy . . . If that is the right word to try and describe it! I can’t really say I liked or disliked this film but it certainly was thought provoking.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener