It was around this time last year that moviegoers were rewarded for their perseverance through the inconsistent period of five genesis movies with the breathtaking Avengers Assemble. With eye-popping action, acute self-awareness and exemplary Hollywood conventions, Joss Whedon’s incredibly successful blockbuster may not have redefined the popular superhero genre, but it did set a remarkably high standard for any film or filmmaker who dared to follow.
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Washington, we have a problem
The opening thirty minutes of Flight features some of the most intense moments of cinema you’ll witness this year. Presented within a rarely seen perspective from inside the cockpit, a large proportion of the heart-pounding action unfolds in real time as the pilot, Whip, and his crew attempt to regain control of the plummeting aircraft. The result is a thoroughly engaging and terrifyingly real cinema experience that leaves previous film’s efforts to depict this traumatic experience trembling in its wake. This is edge-of-your-seat action filmmaking at its finest.
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