June 15, 2014
Fly away with 'Flight', a masterful film about life-struggles.
Change is apart of life. The word Flight indeed means to change. In Robert Zemmeckis' film 'Flight' we see a drug and alcohol fueled pilot named Whip Whitaker played spectacularly by Denzel Washington. Whip is a very skilled pilot who one day after using cocaine experiences a horrible plane crash due to extreme weather and mechanical issues. Whitaker miraculously saves many lives, leaving six dead sadly. After being called a hero on national news, his medical tests show he had drugs and alcohol in his system causing him to be involved in a court case. 'Flight; is a very entertaining film. John Gatins powerful screenplay shows a very interesting main character. The story shows Whip's hard personal life as he deals with drug addiction and alcoholism as well as past family issues with his wife and son. Many metaphors in the title of this film make Gatins' screenplay brilliant and Oscar- worthy. Denzel Washington gives one of the best performances of his career! He helps portray an excellent character with rich emotions and he captures the struggles in humanity. Zemmeckis directs 'Flight' excellently. His plane crash scene is one of the most intense scenes in film history. While viewing this film, ask yourself if you need to take 'Flight' and change. That's the message of the film, and it shows how doing the right thing and redeeming yourself can lead to a smooth flight with no turbulence as you reach your final destination.
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