Review: Flight

By adeej
20 Feb 13

Sad story that really challenges how you feel about the main character

I went to this film as I'm a self-professed fan of airlines, airports and anything to do with civil aviation. I didn't expect the whole film to be about this topic, but I was surprised how little of the film was actually based around the plane crash. I can definitely understand now why this film has got an R16 rating, as it depicts some pretty full-on topics and there is some mild nudity. The main character (played by Washington), is a love-hate character - he's a hero for landing the plane, but he's a distinctly unlikeable soul, who is truly addicted to certain vices. The ending of the film is quite sad. All up, a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but not a film that I would want to see again or own at home.