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Flightplan (2005)

Posted on Sunday, March 12th, 2006 under Reviews | No comments

1 out of 5 possibly missing childrenDirected by Robert Schwentke

I didn't really enjoy this one, so let's make it quick.

Jodie Foster is quite good at the role she was handed ... she really convinced me that she was absolutely out of her mind!

Basically, with this movie there comes a point when you have to choose sides; either you have a tendency toward paranoia and hysterics and you choose to believe Kyle's insane ramblings OR you approach problems in life with a clear understanding of logical facts and common sense discernment and you chose instead to assume that she is suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Unfortunately, sometimes in life (or maybe just in movie plots) you find ourself at the end of a long, dramatic ordeal ... and you are on the wrong side of the riverbank - left alone with your logical conclusions, while everybody else is being rescued. Needless to say, having held on to the wrong deductions for the entirely of the movie, when it came time for the plot twist, I felt much more embittered and frustrated than surprised. Grrr.

Why even give it one star? The title sequence is absolutely fantastic ... seriously! It was really the only high point for me.

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