It's a big double-decker plane, so very concerned mother has a lot of territory to cover in order to find her daughter. Foster has more to offer than Flightplan is capable of giving her. Rich Sean Bean and Air Marshal Gene Carson Peter Sarsgaard , claims that the child was never on board. All movies like this are manipulative by nature, but the really good ones hide the strings Hitchcock was a Master of this art while the bad ones, like Flightplan, display their flaws so obviously you find yourself sitting in the theater snorting at the improbability of what's happening. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. You probably already know what the movie's about, but just in case.
It's an interesting premise, and oddly similar to Foster's previous film, Panic Room, in which her maternal character is forced into a confined space with no outlet. And the director keeps the movie from utter pointlessness by keeping the movie visually interesting. I fail to remember any movie with a plot quite so convoluted. The big twist that's supposed to shock doesn't make sense, supposedly intelligent characters act extremely stupidly and the emotional manipulation is ham-handed and ineffective. Jodie Foster plays Kyle, a mother who find that her daughter is missing after awaking from a nap. All I have to do then is remove the child's boarding pass from wherever the mother is keeping it without waking her, assist her search for the missing child in the guise of an Air Marshal, convince the captain that the woman is mad and that the child died with her father through a forged note from the mortician , and wait for the mother to escape from my custody.
Oh, Then we land, everybody gets off the plane, I shoot the mother and blow up the daughter and nobody is any the wiser. We walk away with a cool 50 million. Now she is flying back to New York with his coffin and their six-year-old daughter Julia. I didn't understand this at first, thinking that the writers couldn't be that idiotic, but why else set up the idea of a digitally locked casket? And while this makes for a very sleek looking film, in the end, the fantastical, convoluted storyline cannot be realistically reconciled. The steps needed for the criminals in this movie to succeed are: 1 Jodie deciding to go to the states on the same airplane as her dead husbands coffin. Rich Sean Bean and Air Marshal Gene Carson Peter Sarsgaard , claims that the child was never on board.
Well, imagine being on a plane with your child when you awaken from a brief nap only to discover that your offspring is missing. It seems the criminal actually needs to get hold of and move the explosives hidden in the coffin so he can blow up the child in the front of the plane to cover the fact that she was onboard, i guess. Improbable as this seems, the plot holes's just getting started. Searching for a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Robert Schwentke-directed movie via subscription can be a huge pain, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off. Genre : Action, Drama, Science Fiction, War.
However, after catching a little shuteye at the back of the plane, Kyle awakens to discover that her daughter is missing and that no one recalls ever seeing young Julia on board. Please respond if you can think of any. The movie's plot is very simply Hitchcockian -- a woman, Jodie Foster, loses her little girl aboard an international flight several thousands of feet in the air, and nobody on board remembers seeing the little girl at all, much less her disappearance. While I realize it was a story and therefore ought to be granted a liberal amount of leniency when it comes to plausibility, Flightplan went to far outside the realm of conceivability. You know how angry, frustrated and anxious you get when an airline loses your luggage? So now the scheme of the criminals hinges on: 1 Jodie goes to the bathroom, crawls up a trap door, shortcircuits the lights, uses the confusion to get to the basement, opens the coffin, keeps the lid up and lets her self be caught.
Now we need Jodie not just going amok, but escaping to do another feat: Remember how an airport security guy, at the beginning of the movie, tells Jodie she needs to lock the casket with a code for security reasons? This allows the characters therefore to run up and down aisles and makes the disappearance of a small girl more believable due to the many small rooms and electrical hardware gadgetry spread out throughout the quarters. I merely have to recapture her, convince the captain that she's actually not mad but a hijacker who wants 50 million dollars and give the Captain our account number, asking him to ensure the money is paid straight in. To compound matters further, imagine that no one remembers seeing your child on board and all passenger lists and appropriate documentation lead to a conclusion that your child never set foot in the flying tube 30,000 feet above the Atlantic. Production Company : Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Allison Shearmur Productions, Black Hangar Studios. Determined to find her daughter, Kyle searches the limited space of the plane, all the while trying to maintain her sanity. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Central Intelligence Agency to be near Kim in California. This is the second thriller set aboard a jetliner in just two months the other being Red Eye and Flightplan does just as good a job of instilling fear and tension aboard a vessel where mobility, options and hiding places are limited between the nose and tail of the aircraft.
But three hours into the flight, she awakens to find her young daughter missing -- and the entire flight crew, including Capt. A woman is forced to prove her own sanity to save the life of her daughter in this taut thriller. Foster, are idiotic as well. Flightplan had just enough good points to out number the bad but not by much. This movie tell story about A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy. Thus enters the psychological component of the film.
Flightplan concludes, you know the culprit, and then you think back, and nothing fits together. Yours truly, Lars The number one rule in making a thriller is, if you're ripping off Hitchcock, make sure you do it right! Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. First and foremost at the front of the line was the incredible performance of Foster in the lead role. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle. I didn't hate this movie, mostly I was dismissive of it. Release : December 14, 2016 Country : United States of America.