Saturday, June 8, 2013

Movie Review - Flight

Movie Review - Flight

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

Photos Courtesy Paramount Pictures

Flight. Paramount Pictures, Parkes/MacDonald Productions and ImageMovers. Starring Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie, Nadine Velazquez and James Badge Dale. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Screenplay by John Gatins. Produced by Walter F. Parks, Laurie MacDonald, Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke

Denzel Washington as pilot Whip Whitaker

The pairing of two Oscar® winners i.e. director Robert Zemeckis and actor Denzel Washington made for an explosive combination for “Flight” and may have sealed the way for another big “O” trophy for either or both come spring. Washington puts his stamp on this role so convincingly that you can’t help but believe he “is” Whip Whitaker the pilot who made a miraculous crash landing that very few pilots could do. 

Whip and Nicole (Kelly Reilly)

His lovely co-star Kelly Reilly who plays recovering heroin addict Nicole Maggen, his on screen love interest, is equally on point, delivering the dramatic goods with the right intensity in the right places. The jet crash scene is as intense and believably real as it gets. Zemeckis pays such close attention to the smallest details of a plane nose diving. He places the viewers dead center in the cockpit and allows them to experience the horror that the passengers and crew are going through in the cabin in such a realistic way you might sweat your seat. Great movie!

****Excellent! (Ride In The Front 1st Class!)

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