As I mentioned on Friday, I had planned on seeing the movie “Flight” at iPic Remond, which is a pretty cool theater with international business class airline style seats and service. Unfortunately they were sold out by the time I went to buy my tickets, so I ended up going to a theater closer to my apartment yesterday.
The movie “Flight” was just released in theaters this weekend, and stars Denzel Washington. Here’s a preview:
The premise of the movie is that Denzel Washington’s character is a captain for “SouthJet Airlines,” though he’s also an alcoholic. He’s piloting a flight from Orlando to Atlanta, and the plane crashes in a manner that’s remarkably similar to Alaska Airlines 261.
Anyway, he performs an absolute miracle “ditching” and “only” six of the 102 people aboard die, which the NTSB considers to be a miracle. The problem is that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 at the time of the crash, so the movie follows how he copes with the situation and whether he gets away with it or not given the “miracle” he performed.
This movie isn’t as much about the flying “lifestyle” as “Up in the Air,” and instead is a lot more about the problems alcoholics face. That being said, it was a great movie. I’m no movie critic (as I’m often reminded when I mention that I think “Abduction” was a top notch movie), though the acting was believable, and the movie had both drama and some “laugh out loud” funny moments.
I’m not usually one for going to the movies (since I watch my fair share in-flight), but I thought it was well worth the time and money.
For those of you that saw the movie this weekend, what did you think?