Flight World War II full movie review - Expectations Betrayed
Flight World War II
Action films always put the protagonist in some kind of danger or dilemma. If not, the audience wouldn't be interested. Good script writers create believable dangerous scenarios, where the main characters react in logical, intelligent, and sometimes courageous fashion. But lazy, unimaginative writers often have the protagonists create dangerous situations for themselves by stupidly and intentionally walking straight into it. This is a cheap device for inducing feelings of fear, dread, and nervous anticipation in the viewing audience. It is the sign of a really bad script. Audience members can be heard saying "only an idiot would walk into that room without quickly clearing ambush points, like checking behind the door", "why did he round the corner with his gun arm fully extended, and without looking to his right" and other such comments. Writers who make protagonists make such obvious blunders run the risk of turning the audience against them. Viewers tend to withdraw their identification, their support, for characters who get into danger by acting like complete idiots. Viewers naturally feel insulted by the writers. Instead of worrying about the well being of the protagonists viewers often tend to check out emotionally or begin to root against him. Badly written action thrillers evoke contempt. When viewers are betrayed by writers and their idiotic main characters the audience views the film as a contemptible joke. They know the film is a fiction but expect characters to have a modicum of intelligence, and to behave and react in a reasonably rational manner to obvious and blatantly apparent approaching danger. I cannot understand why script writers expect anyone to watch such films, or how they can convince anyone to produce them. Have public schools really conditioned young people to unquestioningly assent to whatever is presented to them? Have critical thinking skills been that thoroughly discouraged? Are there affirmative action programs for retarded people who want to become script writers? Maybe the government is funding them. That would explain a lot. Flight World War II is about a commercial airliner which flies threw a strange storm which takes it and the passengers and crew back in time to June of 1940, in the middle of WWII over France. To be fair, the actors in this film did a good job; that aspect of the film was quite good. I feel sorry for the actors though because the writers gave them an awful script. It could have been an interesting film. But the script's heavy reliance on the idiotic main protagonist device makes it a joke.