Whip: Nobody could've landed that plane like I did.I've got to admit that the inverted plane on the trailer and Denzel Washington starring sold me to this film. I was thinking awesome plane stunt plus Denzel with his game face on , and Don Cheadle looking all 'goony' equals action movie ... right? Wrong! After checking out the plot I was a bit uninterested, thus making me delay its viewing till this January. I knew it was a good film, I just didn't think I would be this good; I mean if you saw 'Safe House', you would know why I didn't rush into seeing the film upon its release.
'Flight' is not your typical film, its thought provoking and morally enthralling plot, centred by a complex (and troubled) character makes Denzel's performance truly worthy of the Academy Awards nomination for Best Actor that he received (although him winning is really a long shot). His character airline pilot, Captain 'Whip' Whitaker, is truly a fine definition of the word - Drunk, I mean this man loves his drink and uses cocaine to take care of his hangover (who knew?); on top of it all, Whip, is also a mighty fine pilot. Denzel's performance takes the viewer on an emotional trip, where you see how the curse of addiction peels away the livelihood of a man worthy of the word 'Hero'. To cap it off, this is a character study of the life of an alcoholic, who also knows too well how to live in denial.
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Robert Zemeckis (director) topped up this movie with the brilliant-yet-unbelievably-scary upside-down flight scene, which made the film seem to start out like an action movie, but segues into a master class performance driven drama by a truly legendary actor, Denzel Washington.
Opened: November 02, 2012 Runtime: 2 hr. 18 min. Genre: Drama Rated: R
NB: The music used when Whip is all jazzed on coke (with his shades on) is truly awesome! It sort of gives the character this cool persona that says - "chill bro, I got this".