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233. Flightplan

Published May 9, 2012

Fast Facts

Title: Flightplan Director: Robert Schwentke Year: 2005 Run time: 1hr 38

Background Info

Another film on our Netflix adventure - so disappointed in some of the new stuff coming out on iTunes at the moment! Nevertheless, Netflix is there as a great backup. I’ve not seen this one and didn’t know anything about it. Mr C knew it had something to do with the little girl but that was as far as his recollections would take him.

Live Blog

2:28 - For some reason, the music is reminding me of Tomb Raider. 5:14 - Glad I never had a child’s light thing that had planes on it. Freaked out enough by them as it is. 8:35 - The child is pondering what kind of food they have in a whole other country and is only concerned about the toast. 10:11 - She is, potentially, the most terrifying mother ever. 11:00 - I think airports would be better if you couldn’t see the big scary plane you were getting on. 14:06 - “It’s okay to hate the passengers.” 16:00 - Coffin on a plane, feels just like LOST. 22:34 - I’d say that she can’t have gone far but it’s a pretty big plane for a small girl to hide in. 24:52 - How would getting the captain help? I’d rather he was flying the plane. 30:43 - Sean Bean! He looks different. 32:40 - “A teddy bear does not constitute an inaccurate passenger manifesto.” 34:39 - Palm Pilot! Aged film immediately. 39:44 - I quite like strict Mr Bean. Sean, I mean, not the other one. 42:40 - I can’t imagine what the other passengers are thinking. What a terrible flight! 52:53 - Just what you need when you’ve flipped out on a plane, a therapist. 56:30 - The poor passengers! 59:12 - She just wrecked a brand new BMW. 1:05:11 - Ooh, is he going rogue? 1:08:26 - I wouldn’t actually class this as rogue. Something else entirely. 1:19:23 - Now they’re shooting up the pretty plane. 1:20:45 - She is good. 1:25:34 - I like that the man is getting injured - better than those ones that go on being all invincible. 1:28:40 - I have a lot of questions about what just happened.

Conclusions

Now, I like a short film probably more than the next person but the ending to this was so abrupt, it just left Mr C and I full of questions. The concept for this is brilliant, I was fascinated throughout, loved it. The ending just raised a billion questions and opened up even more plot holes. I felt a bit deflated after enjoying the rest of it so much. I also didn’t think the bad guy was particularly good, he was better before we knew he was evil.

**Rating: **35

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