Wednesday, 14 November 2012

To Watch or Not to Watch: Flight = Definate Watch.

Flight was an awesome movie. But I knew beforehand that it was going to be a good movie regardless. I realized that any movie starring Denzel Washington is good. In my opinion he is one of the best actors in the world. I enjoyed “Flight” because it had a really good story/plot and really good character development. It was a serious movie with good comedy so it was really entertaining.

In the first part of the film, Whip (played by Denzel) is a shown as a veteran pilot who is also an alcoholic. After a night of getting high on booze and cocaine, he is scheduled to pilot a plane with 102 passengers on board to Atlanta. Disaster hits when the plane enters a dive and the co-pilot loses control. Whip miraculously guides the plane to a forced landing and saves the plane. 96 survive.

The plot thickens as accusations arise towards Whip regarding his blood alcohol level while flying the plane. He had a blood alcohol level of 2.4% which meant he was potentially facing life in prison.

I don’t want to ruin the movie or spoil the plot so the last thing I will say about the story is that denzel Washington plays another compelling performance in “Flight”.  Bruce Greenwood plays a concerned friend, Don Cheadle plays his legal counsel whom he doesn’t like or trust, John Goodman plays the funny and awkward bestfriend and drug supplier, and Kelly Reilly plays his love interest. Amazing actors equal for an amazing movie. Overall, I rate this movie a 8/10 so go check it out!

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