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Flightplan "the Movie"  
User currently offlineBadgerguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 11396 times:

Just saw Flightplan. Some cool interior shots of the plane. For once they didn't show the interior of a wide body and the take off of a 737. Good suspense. Jody Foster was excellent of course. It was worth the $6 for an afternoon show.

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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11255 times:

Cool. I am going to go to the movie tonight. I'll give you my feedback.

Regards,
Btriple7



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User currently onlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11154 times:

I just saw it and I think I can sum it up in one word, beautiful!
Something that I didn't like was the constant un-realistic turbulence.

Also I noticed a Iberia A319 in the backround when they show the plane parked a t the gate in Berlin.



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User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11118 times:
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I'll look for it at the next Haji Bazaar here in Afghanistan.

User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11076 times:

Just got back from the movie, I thought it was decent. The story itself was so-so. Then again, the only reason I went was for the aviation theme.

On a bit of a tangent...
Before the movie, I saw the trailer from the Gulf War movie "Jarhead."
They were getting off a United 747 that had a Star Alliance logo on the door. If I'm not mistaken, Star Alliance didn't exist during the last Gulf War, did it?



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User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11031 times:

Before the movie, I saw the trailer from the Gulf War movie "Jarhead."
They were getting off a United 747 that had a Star Alliance logo on the door. If I'm not mistaken, Star Alliance didn't exist during the last Gulf War, did it?


SAME HERE!

I was like freaking out...I thought it was so amazing that they had that shot of Jake Gyllenhaal stepping off the 747 with the Star Alliance logo above him. Of course, the words "Star Alliance" were scrubbed off � as was the plane's larger "UNITED AIRLINES" insignia. I'm sure the directors thought that star image was interesting, and that viewers would think that it was just a special armed forces flight logo.

There was also a clearly recognizable ex-Delta L1011.

Back to Flightplan, though. My one major problem? Why did this supposedly brand new plane look as though it had suffered its way through multiple hail storms, and had a polishing job comparable to the worst one imaginable in the AA livery?! I mean, maybe to add to the darkness of the flick? Still...with all the computer graphics capabilities we have today, c'mon.

Oh...and the little avionics "ring" in the cargo bay? Gotta love the movies.

Derek


User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11016 times:
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Quoting UnitedFirst (Reply 5):
I was like freaking out...

C'mon yourself, why you getting so wrapped up over a logo? It is one thing when they have a 747 interior and a 737 exterior. Paint schemes are more tolerable.


User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11005 times:

Quoting Badgerguy (Thread starter):
For once they didn't show the interior of a wide body and the take off of a 737

Ya like during Redeye when they kept switching between a 737, 767-200, and a airbus A320 I think. Anyways I got elbowed many times by my friends (and quite a few, your the biggest nerd I've ever seen looks) for pointing out the many different plane changes. Overall I loved the movie though. Going to go see Flightplan tomorrow!  Smile
~BRandon



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10965 times:

Why is "the movie" in quotes? Are you implying it is a "movie" in name only or something?

For all the people annoyed with technical issues regarding planes in movies, it's shocking how many don't seem to worry about technical issues when it comes to grammar.

Try:

"Flightplan," the movie

Movie titles should be in "quotes" when there is no access/alternative to italics.



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User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10946 times:
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how does one put in the emoticon for eye rolling..

Ah hell


User currently offlineBadgerguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10931 times:

"WOW" IKramerica you need a "date" bad or at least roll over on your wife once in a while if you're "married"

User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 10890 times:

I thought the movie was great. Damn it had me fooled going back and fourth throughout it wondering who was who and stuff like that... I have to rent it when it comes out to watch a part again... if you see the movie, you will know what I mean.

User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8942 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10827 times:

Quoting UnitedFirst (Reply 5):

Oh...and the little avionics "ring" in the cargo bay? Gotta love the movies.

Seriously. Big a** spacious room. The nose cone as well...

Good movie though.

Cheers



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User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10802 times:

Might go see it when it comes out.

Looks like they are in the A380 by looking at the trailor Big grin


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10790 times:

I just came back from watching it and it sucked, and the rest of my friends thought that too. I was expecting that even before I saw it, but what the heck, there was nothing better to do.

I thought the plot was terrible. Why would those two guys at the hotel stare at her, even inside the plane, if they had nothing to do with it? Why would the F/A say the captain is starting the descent, if the captain was next to the flight attendant? I know movies with airplanes are very inaccurate, but I wasn't expecting the plot to be that corny.

Anyways, it's past my bedtime  old 


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10766 times:

Quoting Badgerguy (Reply 10):
"WOW" IKramerica you need a "date" bad or at least roll over on your wife once in a while if you're "married"

Hey, I'm a movie writer by trade, and just like many here get annoyed when a 737 exterior is shown then a widebody interior, I get annoyed when people screw up simple things like use of quotes, titles, etc. in the topic line. Typos in the body of responses, no biggie. But is it that hard to not make mistakes in topics lines? Are we that lazy? In the grand scheme of things, getting this kind of thing right is much more important than having the correct logo over an airplane door.

I love the response though. It's okay to be trivial about such important things as a misclassified plane or someone getting the engine manufacturer wrong on for an obscure carrier, but if someone screws up something mundane like simple communication, well it's anal to point THAT out...

For me, the topic was misleading because of the quotes. I was fully expecting you to say this thing was horrible, that it was barely "a movie." Just like you expect to see a narrowbody interior when you see a 737 exterior, I stupidly expected a bad review of the film based on the 737 in your topic line. But it turns out you liked it! What a twist! You're review was a widebody inside after all!

I checked your profile, thinking you had to be all of 15 by your enlightened response, but you're an old man still posting "dude, you need to get laid" comments. I guess age has little to do with maturity.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10757 times:
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I thought Flightplan was a great movie. The plane was pretty well represented. The interior set of the airplane was excellently portrayed IMHO. The movie itself I thought was good too, a great plot, and a great twist toward the end. I didnt expect what happened to happen at all.... it gets my vote two thumbs up  Smile  Smile

-AA777


User currently offlineMissedApproach From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10021 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 15):
But is it that hard to not make mistakes in topics lines? Are we that lazy?

Given what passes for education nowadays, plus the relaxed chatroom attitude to writing, I'll settle for correct spelling & passable grammar.
My usual aviation peeve with movies is how they have quiet, stealthy Hercules (Raid on Entebbe, the Living Daylights, Outbreak, etc), & helicopters are usually silent enough for normal converstaion. Overall though, nothing makes me tune out quicker than huge gasoline explosions.
I think I'll just rent this one, or wait for a co-worker to illegally download it.



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User currently offlineBg777300er From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9888 times:

I saw the movie. It was OK. The front of the plane looked nothing like the A380, it really looked like a space shuttle in the front. Anyway, I have some questions for the people that saw the movie. Is there really such a BIG avionics room in the nose of the plane with those computers in a ring like that. I would seem to be a big waste of space. And it looked overly big. Also, do you remember where Jodie Foster went in the top of the plane to turn off the lights and release the gas masks. Do planes really have such "attics" like that. If they do, can't that space be used for luggage and stuff because it seemed really empty up there for no reason.


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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9868 times:

I just saw the movie last night. I thought the movie was very good. For once, the crew portrayed in a good light. This is rare in aviation movies. I also thought the plane was very realistic. They didn't add stupid things like restaurants or gyms, which would never appear on an airplane of a sane airline. My only complaint: the plot was slightly far-fetched.

I still strongly recommend this movies. Since the aviation side of this movie was very good, I think you guys would like. Red Eye had a better plot, but Flightplan portrayed aviation much better.

Regards,
Btriple7



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User currently offlineLH455 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9658 times:

How about the windows? Was the shape of the interior windows on the plane a nod to Boeing's 787?

I saw the movie last night and thought it was OK -- enough action anyways but many, many unrealistic points, but it's a movie so no big whoop. It was entertaining. I enjoyed all the peanut gallery comments from other passengers that are interspersed throughout the film. For a while I thought it was going to be a "Sixth Sense" plot twist.


User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9634 times:

I'm seeing it tonight. I'm looking forward to it, since it seems like the people who designed this aircraft actually did some homework. The one thing that bugs me is that on the movie's website, they show the plane's cargo hold to be located in the aft fuselage, under the tail...not much room for an aircraft this size.

I guess I'm just too picky and should concentrate on the plot. (Yeah, right!  wink  )



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9433 times:

Looking forward to the UK release date Big grin


Lee



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User currently offlineBoegas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8861 times:

I must put in here one interesting comment...

I just watched FRIENDS, "The One in Vegas"... where Joey is in Vegas and all the other friends goes to Vegas to see him.... so I would guess they took flight from New York to Las Vegas.... and they showed a wide-shot of an Boeing 747
(Japan Airlines) taking off and then they went to an interior-shot...

Howecome do they don't mind of mistake like this... it's like in a movie with Pierce Brosnan (can't remember the movies name) he took flight from New York to Dublin and they showed a B737.... no 737 fly across the Atlantic... pretty lame!


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8760 times:

Quoting Boegas (Reply 23):
I must put in here one interesting comment...

Why must you? The topic is "Flightplan" There have been plenty of other threads in which to discuss mistakes in aviation movies in general. Also, your description of the comment as 'interesting' is a matter of opinion  Smile


25 Malaysia : everything went perfect in the DELTA FORCE, alwaysa same 707 always same colors and same interior and of course live attack scenes, my favorite aviati
26 Post contains images Komododx : Watched last night and thought Jodi Foster's acting was great. Good movie. I, however, did not know Boeing and Airbus had launched a joint program to
27 Olympus69 : I agree. Mistakes in responses only show up once, But errors in topic titles stick out like a sore thumb every time you scroll down the page. Maybe u
28 Intothinair : Was a great movie. I watched it back on the 22nd September, because that was the release date in Malaysia. Interior shots were very good, and there wa
29 AAgent : Although I'll skip arguing Hollywood's take on the finer points of aviation, the movie itself is a winner in my book. The plot was interesting and the
30 Jaysit : I just saw the movie. I thought it sort of sucked, but I've seen worse. I did think that it was cute that they named the plane the A474 - a cheeky tak
31 Post contains links and images DeC : Was the music good?! James Horner scored it and yes, i am a score freak as well hehe www.scoremagacine.com
32 DeltaGator : Also on this tangent...Star Alliance didn't exist then and neither did the gray livery. That didn't come around until 1993 if the UAL website is corr
33 Rabenschlag : i just saw it. i thought the story was really far fetched.
34 Post contains images Komododx : At the begining of the preview they call it Desert Storm II. I think it's an adaptation of the book with a flavor of the current event in Iraq. I def
35 Atmx2000 : It was the A474 or something like that. Whick must make it the descendent of the 747, A400, and A380 (787 is you include the windows). Well, I think
36 AMSSFO : Have seen the movie yesterday. I liked it; great plot, great twist. Of course, there were some things that didn't look right: the metal look of the pl
37 Thorny : It was an "E-474", with the "E" meaning "Elgin", the company Foster's character works for.
38 Atmx2000 : OK. However, I thought that Foster was a propulsion engineer and worked on the engines. I guess this Elgin company must be highly integrated, like th
39 Post contains links and images WestWing : Everybody knows that propulsion engineers "design the plane from top to bottom" (from the movie tagline). It's a shame that her team designed those in
40 Flyfisher1976 : The "pictures" of the interior of the plane (computer generated) were so high-contrast that they made my eyes hurt. I think they did this to make it
41 Jaysit : LOL ! Then the website is wrong. The aircraft had a 3-4-3 config in cattle class in the movie. The Y class seats also seemed to be rather roomy.
42 Post contains images WestWing : Perhaps so. Also, I thought I heard one of the characters say "are you responsible for the five-abreast seating" , which would be yet another inconsi
43 Atmx2000 : I'm amused by them saying that the aircraft has more parts than the space shuttle. That doesn't sound like a good thing, and considering the trend is
44 FutureUApilot : Did anyone else notice when they were in the cockpit there were only instruments for two engines, but when the plane took off there were four engines.
45 Post contains images Xkorpyoh : actually, i counted 3-5-3 ..and my favorite line was "so you are the ingeneer...... was your brilliant idea to have 5 abreast seating?!" (or somethin
46 Comorin : CONTAINS SPOILERS... Just got back from the movie. Jodie Foster certainly carries the movie - reminded me a bit of 'Panic Room'. They could have made
47 LY4XELD : I don't think they were "nodding" to anyone except the overall concept of a double decker a la Airbus A380. The "avionics" bay looked like something
48 Post contains images Mainliner : I counted 3-5-3 on the lower deck and 3-4-3 on the upper deck. In enjoyed the movie, but also had fun picking out a couple of innacuracies. For one,
49 Atmx2000 : Why, considering one of them tackled her pretty savagely, and banged her head into a seat frame. She's lucky she didn't get more than that gash/bruis
50 Post contains images Xkorpyoh : I was laughing at that too! .. i guess New Foundland is our newest state .. so if Goose Bay can take the "E-474" diversion, i guess it could take an
51 Flybyguy : I can't believe the naysayers on this thread. I haven't seen the film, but I viewed the website and that has to be the best airliner set Hollywood has
52 Post contains images HorizonGirl : I just got back! THAT is a movie to remember. Looks like an interesting plane, but definatelty poking fun at the A380. Why didn't Jodi see her daughte
53 Abrelosojos : = I saw this movie again ... and have to agree 100%. VERY realistic.
54 Seb146 : So, what was the point of the Arab men? Were they just there as sheer coincidence? How did her husband die? What were the circumstances around his dea
55 Atmx2000 : I don't know, as the men Jodie saw in through the window were in a darkened apartment. You couldn't really tell who they were. The air marshal admitt
56 Slarty : LOL ... Possibly to show us that our stereotypes are often wrong? All in all though, we should all acknowledge that this was one of Hollywood's "bett
57 Abrelosojos : = I think it was easy. She was drugged and put in the food trolley cart ... and then its pretty easy from there no? = I agree.
58 Post contains links Hawker : Attached media report states that flight attendants want a boycott of the movie. However since it apparently grossed at number one I am sure Disney ar
59 Bridogger6 : The FBI thing.. the guy was not for real obviously, so it is a lie from a bad guy that can be easily overlooked. And I thought it was kind of weird ho
60 Jaysit : Yeah, the airmarshall said that, but when I counted the middle section, it was only a 4 seater. Now, admittedly, they were on the upper deck, so the
61 Post contains links WestWing : As an example, UA 933 is a 17:00 departure from FRA to IAD. If Aalto was scheduled to depart TXL at say 18:00 in mid-December, it would be dark on de
62 Kgin11 : To add my 2 cents. The over-all plot required a "willing suspension of disbelief" but then again so do most movies. To add to the "inconsistencies" of
63 SuseJ772 : Tell me about it. I got the same reactions. I will admit, I guessed the ending to Sixth Sense 10 minutes into it, but this one had me stumped. I real
64 PIA777 : I thought it was stupid when the plane was doing its takeoff roll, people were still walking up and down the stairs. Weird. Good Movie though. PIA777
65 YoungFlyer : I agree it was a good movie and the details to me seemed pretty reasonable. The plot was pretty good too. Dan
66 Post contains images Slarty : *Some* spoilers ... I thought they were simply in an apartment across the street ... was one of them the air marshal??? (I'll have to watch again when
67 Post contains images Archie : I just saw the movie, It was ok, but one thing comes to mind...why the the air marshall and FA go to all that trouble of planning the whole thing for
68 SkyHigh777 : I had the same question about the oxygen masks. I really doubt that the FA's, like they did in the movie, can just swiftly push them back up and close
69 BigMac : I think the flight attendants put them back because they were preparing for an "emergency" landing. I could be wrong though... And yes, the flight at
70 TinkerBelle : Just came back from watching the movie. I thought it was cool but the paint job on the plane was horrible. The bar on the plane was off the hook and d
71 Slarty : I remember it as $50,000,000 (50 million) dollars ...
72 Archie : Oh, I thought it said 50,000, but if it`s 50,000,000 then my mistake ....ooops. Regards, Archie
73 Comorin : My previous post was just after seeing the movie. I left the movie shaking my head, but a week later, I thought it was a really good movie! The reason
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