November 17, 2012
The new Denzel Washington movie,”Flight,” gets it wrong on multiple levels, from its over-the-top depiction of an alcoholic pilot, to highly unrealistic portrayal of airline cockpit procedures.
I went into the theater with an open mind, really I did. When it comes to airplanes and pilots, Hollywood never gets it right, and I knew this would be no exception. There’s a point, however, where you just can’t let things go.
And I’m not sure who gets the bigger screw-job here: viewers, who are being lied to, but who may or may not care; airline pilots, whose profession is unrealistically portrayed; or nervous flyers, whose fears this movie will only compound.