Saturday, November 26, 2005

Flight Plan


I heard a lot about this movie when it released and wanted to watch it. What did I think about it ? Read on...

The movie begins with Jodie Foster talking to someone in a different language (German). Her husband had jumped off a building and died. So she was relocating to USA from Germany with the casket of her husband. She has a 6 year old daughter who looks scared and troubled. Jodie is a hydraulic engineer (or something like that); so she knows everything about the plane that they are flying as she designed some parts of it. They are flying a huge double-decker plane.

Her daughter is very scared. So she lets her sleep alone in her seat while she moves to another seat in the back to stretch out. Huh ! Who would leave a scared child alone ? Anyway, when Jodie wakes up, her daughter is missing. She begins to look for her and panics. Then the plane crew calm her down. Later she is informed that they have no trace of her daughter ever being on flight. Jodie has no proof either. No one seems to have seen her daughter. She has misplaced her boarding pass too !

Then, the rest of the movie is about how hysterical she can get. The captain does not believe her. Jodie keeps running all over the plane searching for her daughter. It is a little interesting. The captain is convinced that Jodie's daughter is dead too and that Jodie is under emotional stress. No one seems to believe her.

Yawn. Then there is a sudden twist. The flight Marshall seems to be a hijacker ! Huh !! There is a bomb in the casket (excuse me ?). So he promptly goes and brings the bomb. The daughter is sleeping peacefully near what seems like the engines ! He then tells the captain that Jodie is a hijacker and wants money to be wired somewhere. The captain arranges it in 2 minutes !! Then the plane makes a stop somewhere and all the passengers get off. All along, Jodie is unaware about being framed for the hijack.

Then when everyone disembarks, Jodie realises that she is being framed. More action. More running. Very imaginative (read silly). Finally she rescues her daughter from the engines. The flight Marshall is injured and is lying near the engines ( that's where the bomb is). She then hides behind something and presses the trigger of the bomb. Explosion.

Scene outside the plane. Everyone is shocked to see the explosion. Suddenly the plane's door opens. Jodie walks out with her daughter. Duh ! How did she escape the blast from such a short range? This logic is just like our Bollywood movies ! It was so silly. Lots of loose ends that make no sense.

BTW, that's the end. Everyone realises that Jodie has spoken the truth all along and that she was framed. Yawn.
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Release Date: September 23rd, 2005 (wide)

10 Comments:

At 12:00 AM, Blogger Archana said...

I thought of watching the movie in the theatre too...thank God, I wasnt able to make it!!

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Shilpa said...

Yeah even I was so happy that I din't waste money by watching this Bollywood style movie....
:-)

 
At 2:15 AM, Blogger Rahul Obla said...

Wow....wow..what a story !!. I'd prefer watching a "Captain" movie anyday compared to this :o), atleast I can be sure of what to expect!.

 
At 2:15 AM, Blogger Rahul Obla said...

Wow....wow..what a story !!. I'd prefer watching a "Captain" movie anyday compared to this :o), atleast I can be sure of what to expect!.

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Bharath said...

I guess they tried to make a movie like Panic Room and failed miserably.

I'm sure if Captain makes a Tamil version of this movie it will be more sensible (hahaha...ROFL) and paisa vasool !!!!!!!

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger Shilpa said...

Yeah I agree, a Captain movie
would be soooo entertaining...

Also, our Indian movies would have songs and comedy...Hollywood needs to add these things also in case they r making boring movies....

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Vasanth said...

Ah thank goodness i refused to see this film when it released. I think Oorz was looking forward to see this movie. But I think he also escapedthe torture. And I will agree with the general consensus too - Captain is better anyday :o).

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Archana Bahuguna said...

I saw Flight Plan a couple of months ago in the cinema hall :-(. I thought there's Jodie Foster so it would be good. :-( (More importantly there were just 3-4 people in the hall to watch the movie. I get pretty surprised by this in US. You NEVER get an empty theatre hall in India)

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Shilpa said...

Oh u poor thing ! U had to see it in the theatre !!

yeah its weird to see empty theaters....thats when either the movie is not good/ not popular or its been running for tooooo long.....

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger kuttichuvaru said...

thank God i didnt see it in the theater... lot of XXL size holes in the plot... nothin gr8 abt the movie..

 

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