Nelson Leader : February 14th 2013
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Poor structure lets characters down in Flight MOVIE REVIEW: FLIGHT Matt Lawrey's MOVIE REVIEW Brace for impact: Denzel Washington plays a pilot with a serious drinking problem in Flight. BOTTOM LINE: Occasionally great but mostly dull. 1G2 (out of five) Also screening: Silver Linings Playbook (M) Wonderfully entertaining If you're aged between 1 and 100 then chances are at some point in your life you've had a relation- ship with an addict. I've known a few alcoholics, pot- heads and junkies in my time and they can be good fun, especially at first when their devil-may-care atti- tude, spontaneity and all round unpredictability can be entertaining. Unfortunately, the novelty always wears off and before long most of them become all too predictable, exhausting in their self-absorption and, quite frankly, boring. Addicts are a little bit like the movie Flight (M). Starring Denzel Washington as a pilot named Whip Whitman, Flight appears from the trailer to be a movie about heroism and miraculous piloting skills, but it's actually about a drunk and his inability to face up to his addiction. The film opens brilliantly. We meet Whip and a seriously sexy flight attendant named Katerina in a hotel room after a night of debauch- ery. Being majorly hung over and with an airliner to fly, Whip does a couple of lines of coke, chucks on his uniform and heads to work. The flight turns out to be a rough one. First, the plane with 102 souls on board hits major turbulence. Then, once clear of the rough weather, it suffers a mechanical malfunction and plunges into a death dive. Now, obviously, the film doesn't end there so I'm not giving anything away by telling you that Whip pulls some impressive moves and saves most of the passengers and crew. Problems arise, however, when a toxicology report reveals he was hammered at the time, which, given that people died, could mean Whip spending the rest of his life in jail. Already a double Oscar-winner, Washington has been rightfully nominated again for his performance in Flight. Whip is a complex guy; part hero, part stud, part slob, part genius, part charmer and part big baby. He is a character that required an actor with some serious dramatic chops and, being one of the most gifted leading men around, Washing- ton delivers, big time. The rest of the cast is top drawer too. Don Cheadle is excellent as the lawyer given the job of keeping Whip out of jail, John Goodman is classic as Whip's drug dealer, Bruce Green- wood is reliably good as a union rep, English actress Kelly Reilly does nice work as a druggie Whip falls for and newcomer James Badge Dale briefly steals the show as a philo- sophical cancer patient. Flight's screenplay by John Gatins is also up for an Oscar, which comes as no huge surprise as it features a few excellent exchanges and feels so authentic you could be forgiven for thinking you were watching a film based on a true story. Where Flight suffers an almost catastrophic loss of altitude is its structure. The most compelling sequence takes place in the first 20 minutes and nothing that follows comes any- where near matching its intensity. As a result, the subsequent acts feel dull, and even boring. I couldn't help thinking how much more suspenseful it might have been had its director Robert Zemeckis saved most of his amazing plane crash until the end. Zemeckis could have unveiled all the awesome stuff in a flashback, upping the emotional stakes of the hearing into the cause of the crash and keeping his audience engaged.
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