This evening I went to see the movie “ Flightplan” at Broadway Theater, Olympian City Plaza.
There was a lot of controversy in the States with this movie. Mainly from the Flight Attendant Association. This was not the reason I went to see it though.
I went into the movie with a lot of expectations just from watching its trailers before hand. Plus Jodie Foster stared in it, and she normally does not involve herself in bad movies. Well there is always an exception to any rules. I don’t know if it was my overly high expectations or the fact that the movie was simply not good.
I particularly hate the fact that they pretended Newfoundland was part of the United States. Instead of having Canada’s Royal Mounted Police go on board the plane they had FBI.
There are also other areas of the movie which does not make much sense. For example, the space utilization of an airplane is usually very valuable, aircraft designers would design it as efficient as possible for full utilization. But in the movie they made the avionics area look like a modern day Data Center with machines that looked like Cray computers as avionics panels.
Movie studios in the past, had done as much as possible to make their movies as accurate as possible. Even when they talk about technologies or setting for the future, they would research all aspects of the technologies in question so to make it believable. Unfortunately, this movie was not one of them.
Not to be missed
Wait for the DVD
Buy the VCD
Rent it if you can
Waste your time elsewhere