With the exception of Snakes on a Plane, it’s easy for me to like films with storylines that relate to traveling and plane rides like The Terminal, Flightplan and Up in the Air. In fact these movies made it to my list of favorite films.
Flight is about a pilot Capt. Whip Whitaker who, with his exceptional piloting skills, manages to save 96 lives out of the 102 people on board that suffered a fatal plane crash caused by an instrument malfunction. The almost impossible save is deemed miraculous by authorities and experts. But after days of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board discovered details about the accident that suspends Capt. Whitaker’s celebrated superhero status and holds him responsible for the disaster.
The movie revolves around responsibility and consequences. It answers the main question: Who should take responsibility for the plane crash? The facts are clear as crystal, but just like in real life, prejudices, politics and ulterior motives come into play which obstructs the truth and justice.
It is about life giving us chances to fight temptation, and us suffering the consequences every time we give in to it. The film is a call to action for us to realize the things in we hold closest to our hearts.