Written November 06, 2009
I read the reviews just before I left for the movie and heard a few say that the actors selected were wrong for the part. Now that I have seen the movie, I couldn't disagree more. Hillary and Richard were perfect for the part and acted as I imagined the real Amelia and husband were. Now the movie was fairly true to course, so the story line will be predictable. Still, I thought this movie was worth seeing and absorbing, by some brilliant acting, especially on Hillary's part.
Written October 27, 2009
In view of the many-many movies today that are just plain dumb and disappointing, I don't understand why many have been so critical of this movie! I had to see it at another cinema, because our Regal isn't even running it, but I thought it was VERY good! If you are any kind of history buff at all, or one interested in Amelia Earhart (as I have been since childhood) you'll enjoy this movie! Swank and Gere were excellent in it as well! (Bear in mind that people of this past era did live life at a slower pace, speak sometimes more formally...it was a different age...and I wonder if that is part of why some think this movie is "slow"! It's not supposed to be "Die Hard"!!...it captured the historical era and atmosphere of that place and time beautifully!) It certainly held my interest beginning to end!
Written October 22, 2009
Like "Isadora" and so many other fact-based biopics, I went into this movie knowing that it would end badly for the title character. Unfortunately there was no excitement, romance or much of anything else to sweep me along and divert attention from the inevitable conclusion. This movie is reverential of Miss Earhart to the point of making her a statue to admire rather than a real person that you'd want to know. Richard Gere breathes a bit of life into his portrayal of husband, publisher and promoter George Putnam, but that's probably due only to the contrast with the other stiffs in the movie. Some nice vintage clothing and airplanes get displayed, but many of the more dramatic aerial shots (mostly flying through storms) look pretty fake. Might be worth renting if your grade-schooler needs to do a book report on Amelia Earhart, otherwise don't bother.
Written November 02, 2009
I thought this movie was very long, slow and boring. I
Written November 05, 2009
Good intentions, but...! Very slow. I've always been a huge fan of flight and anything aeronautic. And always been fascinated with Amelia Earhart's accomplishments and the mystery surrounding her disappearance. This film never really made me care about this woman or what happened to her, let alone someone else who might not have known anything about her before seeing this movie. A great opportunity was lost. Too bad.