707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
I had been warned that this movie was terrible, but after all, it was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad.
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2529 times:
I did like the flim alot. Now I'm a big Martin Scorsese fan already. But after being disappointed by Gangs of New York, this movie was a breath of fresh air.
I can see where some aviation geeks would be disappointed. But this is a movie about a man, not a movie about airplanes. As much as we find airplanes interesting its characters that drive a movie, and Hughes was certainly a character.
My personal favorite line is when he accused American and United of lacking a vision of the future. Well, we see were that has gotten TW and PA in the long run.
CURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2529 times:
I quite liked it, didn't watch it as an aviation movie and the only scene I found to be wrong is the spruce goose takeoff. Infact it seems the airplane flies away, when it actually only lifted in ground effect and it's depicted as a success when actually it was not. That's not only wrong for aviation-related reasons but says something incorrect about the man too, don't you think?
If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 69
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
I saw the trailers showing the way-too-pretty-to-play-Howard Hughes Leonardo DcCaprio flying the Hughes racer about twelve thousand miles per hour and decided I'll wait until it is on TV and there is nothing else on. That scene was movie-killing phony.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
SFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
I really liked it. Even if I'm not a fan of Dicaprio, I have to acknowledge that he is superb as Howard Hughes. After the movie, I really wished that TWA would still be around.
In a related matter, when I went to the movie theater to watch the movie it really surprised me the marketing a Mexican airline had on the theater. It was really cool to see that every seat had in the upper part (where you rest your head) publicity of Lineas Aereas Azteca. They had their logo and website on it.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8493 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
Hepburn and Trippe's characters were the highlight of the move, but the movie overall was very poorly done. The aviation scenes were mostly cheaply made farces. There were historical inaccuracies like using the Save-A-Connie (completely wrong model type and paint scheme for the scene), and things that you just didn't need to see, like the boy in the tub and Leo's pee scene. Leo was an okay actor, but looked nothing like Hughes, although he did a good job quietly going crazy.
TACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2467 times:
I respect everybody's opinion, but as I said before to movie is great (just a movie, not a History Channel documentary). In a few words it´s "Hollywood". With some (or many) historical errors. But simply great!
2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 61
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
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Quoting UALPHLCS (reply 3): I can see where some aviation geeks would be disappointed. But this is a movie about a man, not a movie about airplanes.
My thoughts exactly, UALPHLCS. I went and saw the movie hoping for some insight on his aircraft design, manufacturing, and testing, but was rather disappointed to learn that the movie instead focused on Hughes himself. Not a terrible thing, really...just not what I was hoping for.
NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1384 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2336 times:
saw it last night, thought it was outstanding. I don't like Leonardo as a person, but biases aside, he put in a stellar performance. I never saw "Ray" but I thought Leonardo should have gotten the Oscar.
did parts of the movie remind anyone else of "A Beautiful Mind"?