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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3956 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

I just saw the first trailers of the upcoming release of the re-make of the 1965 classic "Flight Of The Phoneix". I must say that it looks very dissapointing, no doubt that Robert Aldrich and Jimmy Stewart are probably turning over in their graves. In classic Hollywood fashion it has been 'sexed' up with the addition of a female passanger as well a needless battle scene with local nomads and no doubt a ton of other emblishiments and artisic licenses taken with this film. Just check out the trailer at http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/flightofthephoenix/ and judge for yourself. Well, at least they used the same aircraft type as in the original flick.

Thomas

[Edited 2004-10-24 02:55:31]


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User currently offlineSacflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

You know to be honest, the original was a good dramatic movie, but it always felt to me that there was something missing. For example, the movie is very slow which helped the drama and to feel the doom that the characters felt as they were just waiting to die. Then just as they realize they are going to survive the movie ends suddenly. Something seemed backwards in that to me.

It looks like the remake is going for the action genre instead of the drama. I think this is a good thing. Instead of the boring impending doom of death, this movie seems to be playing on the characters desperation to survive. Hence, a few added elements like the battle scene with the nomads and the takeoff over the cliff adds to the question, "what would you do to survive?"

This is the first I have heard of this movie, and I can't wait to see it. I sure there will be some disapppointment for aviation fans, eg. the propeller coming off and getting imbedded in the fuselage, but what Hollywood movie had ever done aviation justice?



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Props do come off in flight SAC Flyer.

It could be worse.

There was an episode of the A-Team where the team crashes in a Beech 18 out in the middle of no-where and Murdock has to build an ultralight out of the wreck to go an find help.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

As long as they get their plane facts straight. I hope its not one of those cinematic tour de forces where there is syruppy sappy music with synthesizers sung by Celine Dion. And, the plane does not morph from propeller bird, to 737-300, to Airbus, to Boeing 747.  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3629 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

but what Hollywood movie had ever done aviation justice?

The original Airport was pretty good, both dramatically and from an aviation standpoint...



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

I'll second Airport and also throw out "The Right Stuff"...

Greg



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User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Then just as they realize they are going to survive the movie ends suddenly. Something seemed backwards in that to me.

The reason for that, Sacflyer, is that during the filming, the rebuilt plane crashed, killing the pilot - the well known movie stunt pilot Paul Mantz.

Check this out :-

http://stripe.colorado.edu/%7Esteinerd/Phoenix.html


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2675 times:
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Coincidence that we see this post on the 1 year anniversary of COncrde's retirement? I think not!  Big grin

The trailer looks alright. Most remakes don't do well anyway but least lets give this a chance, no?

Quite honestly, I think the concept behind the original was good but the movie itself was not extraordinary.



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