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Check Out The Turbulent Trailer For Robert Zemeckis's FLIGHT!

Beaks here...

There's no embed yet for the new FLIGHT trailer, which is good because you really should watch this sucker in HD. This is Robert Zemeckis's first non-mocap movie since CAST AWAY, and, at least in terms of crashing planes, it looks like the old pro's still got it. That's some harrowing shit.

As for the rest of the trailer, I honestly have no idea what this movie's up to. Zemeckis clearly hasn't lost his eye for live-action composition, and the first-rate cast (Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood and John Goodman) looks dialed in. But is this a morality play, a legal drama, a tale of redemption... what exactly? It looks fairly compelling as a big-studio drama (a rarity these days), but it has a lot of familiar elements and a screenwriter, John Gatins, with a spotty track record (I liked REAL STEEL, but COACH CARTER, HARDBALL and SUMMER CATCH were garbage*). If it's just a souped-up feel-good formula flick, I'll be disappointed. Please tell me there's more to it than that, Zemeckis. (And please tell me you don't use "Gimme Shelter" in the film.)

FLIGHT hits theaters on November 2, 2012. Consider me intrigued.

And here's your embed...

 

*To be fair, I don't know what degree of blame/credit he deserves for each of these movies. Maybe he's one of those great writers who's constantly rewritten.
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  • June 6, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Firstly

    by dead youngling

  • June 6, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Here is hoping that he still has it.

    by DementedCaver

  • June 6, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Finally, a break from that motion capture bullshit.

    by Stifler's Mom

    I literally don't know ANYBODY who liked POLAR EXPRESS, BEOWULF, CHRISTMAS CAROL, etc... To think that the same guy who made BACK TO THE FUTURE made those films is bewildering...

  • June 6, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I hope this is good...

    by HansBubi

    You have to give it to the marketing department because that trailer makes it very difficult to figure out the movie's overall tone, and so right now they're trying to get EVERYONE interested in it. Maybe it will be like the many movies from the 90s that were a mixture of genres, such as comedy, family drama, and courtroom drama, and tried to please all audiences (e.g. Erin Brockovich).

  • June 6, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by Phloton

    ...that looks like shit. He learned well at the feet of Spielberg.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Incredible new photo of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd!!!!

    by coolfan123

    http://www.aurumproducciones.com/activos/imagen/dredd_02.jpg Amazing. Trailer should be out this Friday!!!!

  • June 6, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    too critical out of the gate - typical AICN

    by Proman1984

  • June 6, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    can't wait

    by HEADGEEK

    I would love it if this is a film about the destruction of our heroes by the media and politicians. I really do.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I was intrigued until ...

    by Toe Jam

    The "money shot" at the end of the plane flying upside-down. Fucking retarded. You can tell the people who cut this trailer threw that in at the end thinking it was going to seal the deal with any potential ticket-buyers. Because we all know you can't have an effective trailer these days without a CGI-intensive money shot to make the mouth-breathers gasp.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Zemeckis back with real actors

    by wadi77

    I'll watch it just for that.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    And what's your problem with Gimme Shelter, exactly?

    by oceanfrog

    Dick.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    THANK YOU, BEAKS

    by Green

    For acknowledging how one cannot always accurately judge a screenwriter's work based on how the final film turns out. Anybody who's worked in the industry long enough has seen how great scripts can be turned into utter shite (or, to a lesser extent, vice versa). The only way to see what a writer is truly capable is to read the script itself, usually before it's been hacked away at in the development mill. Personally, I think all writers who work on a film (and don't have all their material excised) should be acknowledged in the credits and perhaps receive a sliver of the residuals.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Fuck that - where's Yellow Submarine??

    by venvariants

    I want my damn 3D mind-blowing freakout, yo!

  • June 6, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by Brice Gilbert

    Considering Denzel is involved (and from the trailer) it will involve a lot of feel good God stuff. Main character doesn't like that, but we see that his life is in a tailspin, so we are supposed to come away thinking if he just had the same faith that these other people had he would be happy. That's my nightmare scenario.

  • That's not a criticism. I thought Contact was great, and I'm really looking forward to Zemeckis's return to live action filmmaking.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of movie from the 60's

    by joegiant

    FATE IS THE HUNTER. Starred Glenn Ford. Except in FATE, the plane crashes and everyone dies and posthumously the Airline company is defending against Pilot Error since the pilot had been a known drinker. While the premise is sort of two sides of the same coin, I predict the Climax is going to be the same for Flight as it was for Fate.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    But GLAD to see Zemeckis working Live Action again

    by joegiant

    That's definitely where he belongs.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Trailer didn't blow me away, but it looks solid

    by lv_426

    Definitely feels like an interesting story that they could be telling with this film. I'll probably give it a look. I am also glad to see that Zemeckis is back with some honest to goodness real live action filmmaking. That is good news folks.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    coolfan123 -- Dredd

    by lv_426

    Karl Urban looks pretty bad ass in his Judge Dredd uniform. I actually kind of like the cheesy Stallone Judge Dredd, but as a guilty pleasure action flick. It will be cool though to see a Dredd film that is a bit darker and where JD doesn't run around without his helmet for 3/4 of the the film.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    looks good..especially the plane crash scenes

    by Titus05

    looks very realistic...the aftermath sounds like it could be interesting as well...but the crash is the main hook

  • June 6, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    LCD-426

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    As a Dredd fan since his first appearance in prog 2, I have to say the new film looks like crap. Urban looks too wattly, the uniform is shit and utterly in contradiction to what Dredd is like unless a fecking nuclear war is going on around him. It looks cheap and tacky and the production shots of the vehicles and the city look dreadful. Come the release we're going to be shouting "come back Sly, all is forgiven...". And we all know what a disaster the Sly film was. As to the Denzel flick though it looks pretty great. Looking forward to seeing it play.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    HE MADE A MOVIE WITHOUT CG????

    by Orionsangels

    WOW

  • June 6, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Finally!!!!! he's back!!!!

    by eric haislar

    Let's hope it's a return to form.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Like jet-jaguar said, it touches on themes from CONTACT

    by YackBacker

    Our modern information-age flaws- consuming people through media coverage and digging through the whole point of a story to hit flesh and bone. I'm glad I grew up without the internet. At least I have those years to remember.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    @coolfan123:

    by Napolean Solo

    If you think that photo of Urban as Dredd is "incredible", you really need to stop smoking crack!

  • June 6, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Hoping this signals the end of the performance capture experiment

    by Bass Ackwards

  • that song and that footage didn't go together AT ALL. just plain awkward.

  • I think if we had gotten say Paul Verhoeven to make a really balls out crazy and violent satirical Judge Dredd in 1995 with Stallone as Dredd, but never removing his helmet, then it could have been pretty amazing.

  • June 6, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Awesome Stuff

    by pr0g2west

    Looks like adult Bob is back...can't wait to see how he has evolved since Cast Away.

  • June 6, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Denzel and Cheadle together at last?

    by ajit maholtra

    Zemeckis is seeking atonement for a lifetime of making blacks play retards and janitors (who become mayor).

  • Zemeckis is a very underrated filmmaker. I tend to love most his films, and they're always beautifully made. I've probably re-watched Contact more times in the last few years than any movie of his. I didn't like it the first time I saw it (I thought it was "boring") but after reading through most of Carl Sagans books, I found much to appreciate in the film with a better understanding of where it's coming from. It's easily one of my favorite SciFi films now. And the Blu-ray looks wonderful. I have no idea exactly what Flight will deal with, but it will get me in the theater.

  • What next, Denzel's flying planes backwards and sideways and through Don Cheadle's nostrils? Jesus, gimme a break. No wait, gimme... shelter :)

  • June 6, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    LV - ill agree on that. But unfortunately...

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    ....that's not what we got. We got Sly at his most primadonna, bullying a first time director and ruining the character. We got Rob Schneider - and I actually like Schneider, yeah, sue me, but he was terrible in Dredd. We got a studio that cut large portions of the final act (disappearing clones) and we got a fuckibg romance between Dredd and Hershey. Heresy. Now don't get me wrong, if I was Joe and Diane Lane was Hershey id be on my way to Titan for sexual harassment but that's not the point. They did virtually everything wrong that they could. Although I did like Sydow as Fargo and the casting of the Angel gang. Apart from that? Great effects, terrible misunderstanding of the whole Dredd mythos. As this new film is already showing itself to be.

  • Tell us, Zemeckis, how it feels to be hounded by nameless, faceless "critics" who earn their bacon hounding you about how much better you used to be. Tell "Beaks" you didn't let him down. You owe "Beaks" (whoever that is)! You owe him!!!

  • June 6, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    You liked Real Steel? Get out!

    by Farrokh

  • June 6, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Kind of reminds me of Stephen Frears' "HERO" + Peter Weir's "FEARLESS".

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    with maybe some of the satirical media commentary of Frank Capra's "MEET JOHN DOE" and Elia Kazan's "A FACE IN THE CROWD" thrown in for good measure. HERO (1992) Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIfHz6PCuaM FEARLESS (1993) Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm5jBa4LzxQ MEET JOHN DOE (1941) Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9AXjEChjno A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJGUm9e_BLU I'm probably way off though. But I do love Robert Zemeckis, so consider me sold whatever the case!

  • June 6, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I honestly liked this trailer better than Django Unchained.

    by zillabeast

    Maybe the plane crashed. He died. He's in purgatory. Ooooo.

  • June 6, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Cheadle & Denzel worked together...

    by Phloton

    ...in Devil In A Blue Dress. That's the role that got Cheadle some real notice.

  • June 6, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST

    BTW, Cheadle is fucking magnificent in 'House of Lies' on Showtime

    by zillabeast

    Can't wait to see him suit up as Rhodey again next summer.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Trailer looked pretty cool

    by DementedCaver

    Glad to see ZK doing a non-cgi-cartoon-mocap flick again. Sure he must love that stuff that he has been doing for the last decade and a half...but I've just been hoping he would get back to doing the kinds of stuff that I just KNOW that he has the capability of totally knocking my socks off with.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    When this plane gets up to 88 mph...

    by Joe Walsh

    ...you're going to see some serious shit.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Wonder why Kelly Reilly isn't in the trailer?

    by mjgtexas

    Interracial fuck-buddies don't sell?

  • June 6, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Dialogue is great and delivered well. John Gatins can write!

    by MARCEL_THE_NEGRO_PROJECTIONIST

    'Gonna shoot me? Can I come in?' 'Yeah, come on in. I'll shoot you inside.' Good stuff.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Looks EXACTLY like Pee Wees Big Adventure ...

    by DrMorbius

    minus the bike.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Gotta love the whole "crash position" thing.

    by Andrew

    Like having your head bent will matter when you slam into the ground that fast. Airlines, am I right? The movie looks pretty good. I'm interested.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Roll the plane... hmm....

    by D.Vader

    Trying to figure out how that would work. Intrigued.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Gotta love the whole "crash position" thing.

    by Andrew

    Like having your head bent will matter when you slam into the ground that fast. Airlines, am I right? The movie looks pretty good. I'm interested.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I saw a closeup of Kelly Reilly's eyes open wide

    by D.Vader

    I'm assuming its mid-orgasm.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Is David Simon in this project somewhere?

    by tangcameo

    Spotted two Treme actors. And one Homicide/The Wire actor.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    An American Haunting is to A Haunting as Flight is to Mayday?

    by tangcameo

    Although I don't remember an episode about a high-functioning alcoholic landing a plane by flipping it upside down.

  • You've been sorely missed motherfucker.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    It appears to be a story about...

    by tangcameo

    ...a fatally defective plane (fault of manufacturer? maintenance guy? airline?) that is miraculously saved by its pilot. Only the problem is that even though he saved lives, he was drunk at the wheel at the time. So do you shake his hand for saving lives, or cuff his wrist for being drunk while flying? Kinda like if the Hudson River water crash pilot or the Gimli Glider pilot was three sheets while they did what they did (which they weren't).

  • June 6, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by Rob

    Seems like it's an almost tribute to Capt. Sully.

  • June 6, 2012, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Looks decent, but I just want to see the plane crash.

    by Charlie

    You know that'll be done great. In fact if I owned a studio, i'd make a film of just plane crashes. Spectacularly having planes crash in different ways over and over for 2 hours. Then have some contrived plot, something like someone keeps waking up on a plane minutes before it crashed. They know it'll crash. However every time it's a different plane, crashing in a different way. Then at the end they some how save the day and prevent one from crashing. $200 million please.

  • June 6, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Looks like one of the GOOD DW movies

    by Tony

    As opposed to one of those grab the cash Denzel movies....you just never know what you're going to get...

  • June 6, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    anyone ever read AIRFRAME by Michael Crichton??

    by Darth Saruman

    kinda looks similar to that plot.

  • June 6, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    @grinspoom Final Destination 6? Set entirely in airports?

    by tangcameo

  • June 6, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    the plane crash in AIRFRAME killed everybody

    by tangcameo

    plus I think Crichton used a real plane crash on which to base his story. I remember a Mayday episode about a real crash that mirrored the cause of the crash in AIRFRAME ...almost spoiled it for everyone there

  • June 6, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    If it weren't for Cheadle

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    That trailer would have fell completely flat. Still, I'll see it because Zemeckis is a good filmmaker and Denzel can't be in shitty movies ALL the time.

  • June 6, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Hey, Hardball was okay-ish

    by Ribbons

  • June 6, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    @tangcameo

    by Charlie

    Yeah not bad. How about it starts similar to the first one. Except everyone gets off the plane. It crashes. Then everyone gets on new flights, and they all crash. So it's then just a montage of 150 plane crashes. Awesome!

  • June 6, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Do a barrel roll!

    by Squilookle

    Now works for Airliners too? ...The hell?

  • n/t

  • June 6, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Turning the plane over...

    by MuadDibuhhh

    Near as I can tell, something gets stuck on the plane that puts it into a nose-down attitude that they can't pull out of. So, they roll the plane over, which would get it into a nose "up" attitude, then they "belly" land it, upside down on the roof of the aircraft, it looks like, in a field. I'm not sure about the structural strength of the roof of the aircraft, but planes are belly-landed often when landing gear fails. So, assuming the roof would hold up the weight of the plane, without smooshing the heads of the passengers, this isn't too crazy. (Highly improbable, yes. But not beyond the realm of aeronautical engineering.)

  • June 6, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Love me some Goodman.

    by moonlightdrive

    One of the great actors of our time. Good to see him popping up more.

  • June 6, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    definitely lands on its belly

    by Bass Ackwards

    early in the trailer we see a brief glimpse of the landing, belly up not on its roof. Don't know enough about aviation to know the specifics of rolling (think it lets you take a turn a bit more sharply?), I'm sure the movie will explain it though.

  • June 6, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I'm getting on an airplane tomorrow

    by twogunjames

    Well, I'm supposed to anyway. This trailer made me think "fuck that shit" in a goddam hurry. It's a 12 hour drive, but fuck it.

  • June 6, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    wow - a real, exciting looking original movie - finally

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • June 6, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    2:25 mark of trailer shows plane coming in upside down

    by Titus05

    but early in the trailer you see it landing right side up on it's belly

  • June 7, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    If this doesn't get too mawkish then it could be good.

    by Tom-Paul Smith

    Hearing 'Gimme Shelter' makes me hard, but watching a horrific plane crash makes me soft. So I merely retained a semi throughout.

  • June 7, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Brought back fond memories of Peter Weir's "Fearless"...

    by tritium

    which has one of the most moving endings, ever. A completely overlooked gem, with one of Jeff Bridges greatest performances: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1NhUSpCJsQ

  • June 7, 2012, 1:19 a.m. CST

    tritium

    by gotilk

    Got that right! Now to just find it in widescreen. I remember getting the DVD a long time ago, putting it in and finding out it was pan and scan. See... even now... http://www.amazon.com/Fearless-Jeff-Bridges/dp/0790742047 Criminal. This should be out on blu.

  • June 7, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    bmxingwolfcorpse

    by gotilk

    Yes, masturbating to this was troublesome to say the least.

  • June 7, 2012, 2:36 a.m. CST

    The Rollover

    by joegiant

    Was done recently in Human Target (may that cool-ass show RIP).

  • June 7, 2012, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Visually looks better than most movies

    by Andrew Coleman

    No more mo-cap and more flicks like this please.

  • June 7, 2012, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Coolfan123, you are a plant

    by BenBraddock

    And your movie looks sucky, sorry

  • June 7, 2012, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Contact is a masterpiece

    by Gorgomel

    Cant wait for this one.

  • June 7, 2012, 4:19 a.m. CST

    That Looks Original And Good!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Nice to see something truly unique in cinema again!!!

  • June 7, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    I've seen the film

    by Winston Smith

    The plane crash is incredible... that upside down shot is incredibly vital to the story. As for what the film is about, GOD FORBID there's a drama that's about a CHARACTER and not a thing. This film is the definition of a character study. It might seem "all over the place" because Denzel's character is the spine of the story, and the plane crash has huge implications on the life he's been living. There's no specific twist that can spoil it, nor could this film really be told in 2 minutes because it needs the full 2 hours to tell the story of Denzel's character that it wants to tell. Straight up dramas are pretty much extinct in Hollywood these days, so it's refreshing to see a movie that doesn't have a PUNCHLINE or a TWIST or some other bullshit.

  • June 7, 2012, 4:26 a.m. CST

    The Reason For Landing The Plane On Its Top

    by Media Messiah

    I am guessing that the landing gear failed to deploy. He seems to be trying to avoid the fuel tanks that are in the belly of the airframe, so he turned the plane upside down to avoid rupturing the hull upon landing the plane, and thus, prevent any resulting sparks and a fuel fire which would blow-up and burn the plane.

  • June 7, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST

    As for the plane crash...

    by Winston Smith

    ...it makes sense in the film. It's a 10-15 minute sequence, at least in the cut I saw, and a lot happens. It's not just "oh shit plane problems crash land done." He does a lot of stuff to the plane before it finally lands. I actually wish they hadn't shown the great shot of it hitting the church. I don't want to say anymore because I don't want to ruin anything, but as I said this isn't really a film where something can be "ruined." It's an honest to fucking God DRAMA about a CHARACTER.

  • June 7, 2012, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Fearless was a great film

    by Winston Smith

    1993 I believe. Peter Weir has some really good movies under his belt. Also love the Mosquito Coast.

  • June 7, 2012, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Airframe

    by Cillian Daly

    In Airframe, the plane lands. And only a few (11 I think) are killed but with many injured. Only read it recently. The story chronicles the investigation into how so many were killed by "turbulence". So not really the same as Flight.

  • June 7, 2012, 5:52 a.m. CST

    So this is a movie about plane crashes

    by Autodidact

    No thanks.

  • June 7, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST

    I guess the unspoken message here is...

    by Jared Bond

    ...that it was a good thing he was drinking, because otherwise he probably would have been freaking out and wouldn't have had the guts to do such a daring maneuver. But we also have to remember that alcohol RUINS LIVES, and so we also see him pouring it down the drain. So that's the central question of this film: Is alcohol good or bad? Also, there's a plane crash.

  • June 7, 2012, 7:04 a.m. CST

    By Nov 1st ... they can add more Tatum into the movie ...

    by Judge Briggs

    Need more Tatum in all movies right now! Hopefully Nolan was able to get additional shots of Tatum in DKR ... And Webb was able to make those deadlines for reshoots to add more Tatum in the new Spidey flick.

  • June 7, 2012, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Is this a belated sequel/prequel to FALLEN?

    by JMH1973

    Washington and Goodman together again!

  • June 7, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    looks fantastic

    by P

  • June 7, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Glad Zemeckis has come back to the world of the living

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Please don't leave again!

  • June 7, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    by Abdul_Alhazred

    Curious about the chemtrail shot cut in and out through the trailer. Glad to see Zemeckis back in the live action arena, it's what he does best.

  • June 7, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Similar to another old novel

    by Unscripted

    This bears very little resemblance to AIRFRAME, which had nothing to do with a "hero pilot" and everything to do with a Robin Cook style scrappy investigator. This IS very similar to a novel of about 1980, whose title I can't recall, about a pilot who becomes prone to blackouts and hides it, until just as the world is about to crash in on him, heroically saves a plane and dies in the act. Pretty sure it was a British author, American setting... details escape me.

  • Thus the only way to pull up if its locked forward would be to fly upside down, using the flaps to force the plane to lift, and then turn over at the lowest point to land on the belly of the plane. A lot of the information seems to be in the trailer. Nice to see Zemeckis back at live action.

  • June 7, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Never be an in-flight movie, thass fer shure...

    by Unscripted

  • June 7, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    music..

    by dengreg31

    agree with previous poster.. I've never been taken out of a trailer by music so obviously before.. hated the choice.. film looks good though.. loved Cast Away and Contact.. I'm in...

  • June 7, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Seems like a remake of the French film Piche

    by Scott Baiowulf

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1679641/plotsummary Glad to see Zemeckis back to live action. With this many Oscar nominees it seems hard to miss. The supporting roles are all filled with great talent as well.

  • June 7, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Wow Durhay! An Amazing Stories reference!

    by impossibledreamers

  • June 7, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    The plane scenes look very cool from a technical POV.

    by Randy

    Zemeckis is certainly a master filmmaker when it comes to the technical end of things, pretty much as good as Spielberg. However, if the script to this isn't worth a damn, it won't really be much of a movie. Still, I can't deny that Zemeckis also has a give for creating a tone to his films that make them very watchable. That does not include his horrible motion capture films, those films all felt lifeless and strange.

  • June 7, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    That looks entertaining

    by Wcwlkr

    I haven't been feeling the last couple of Denzel movies Safe House was a disappointment. But this looks pretty entertaining.

  • June 7, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    many douche bags,

    by duke of url

    #1...Incredible new photo of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd! like anyone cares about that fag... #2...The "money shot" at the end of the plane flying upside-down. Fucking retarded. is that what turn's you on toe jam(???) THE FUCKING MONEY SHOT!!! for anyone who has a soul, the money shot occurs @ 1:54 (fucking douche bag idiot) #3...wow, could that have been a MORE wrong choice of music for this trailer? ok ok we get it, you hate the stones,that song was PERFECT for what denzel was being put thru! (i can just imagine what musical trash "theseeker7" would have us listening to?) #4...So this is a movie about plane crashes bingo! give that man the prize!! what a genius. #5...Looks decent, but I just want to see the plane crash. fuck it... i give up!!!(i sure am not the demograph for this website) "I'm assuming its mid-orgasm." MUCH BETTER, THANK YOU

  • All that would do would lower your airspeed. IIRC he barks out to trim the elevator tab nose all the way down, so that when they are inverted it'll give him some semblance of level flight. I don't know. Big jets with cambered airfoils like that aren't designed to fly inverted or do rolls, as the wing shape doesn't provide lift in that position. Fighter jets and stunt planes have a nearly symmetrical wing shape from top to bottom, which allows them to do what they do. However, it looks like a pretty technical movie so I'm sure they'll explain some of that implausible stuff.

  • June 7, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    mo-cap crap

    by AMchannelEpicwish@Youtube

    Such a shame that a director with such great live action visual skills, been wasting his time with stupid mo-cap crap.

  • June 7, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    THANKS. THAT WAS A GOOD MOVIE-GLAD I DIDNT HAVE TO PAY TO SEE IT.

    by Mike Soiseth

    They had it all in that trailer, everthing but some of the actual crash, but the rest-begining, middle and end are all right there. I do not feel the need to see this at all after that.

  • June 7, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    He's back

    by Sirmausalot

    Looks AMAZING! And give props to John Gatins!

  • June 7, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Summer Catch hate?

    by mcca7806

    C'mon it wasn't supposed to be great cinema but i was entertained. If you don't love the line "did you mow her lawn or did you mow her lawn" then you are not human.

  • June 7, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Seems like I'm in the minority here, but...

    by captaincosmos

    I was fucking riveted for that entire trailer. I'm intrigued by the premise = and what an incredible cast. This isn't going to help me with the fear of flying I've mysteriously developed over the last several years, but screw it... I"m there. Welcome back to the world of live action cinema, Mr. Zemeckis!

  • June 7, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I'd go see this!

    by Sprell

  • the flight attendant. Modern flight attendants are either gay men or menopausal women with attitudes. Long gone are the days where you could look forward to seeing a young, hot, polite flight attendant serve you a drink. Now its all, "GET THE FUCK TO YOUR SEATS AND SHUT THE FUCK UP! WE AIN'T HERE TO HELP YOU!"

  • June 7, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I don't know much about planes...

    by Jaster Mareel

    But I know they can't fly upside down. Their wings are designed to lower the pressure of rushing air UNDERNEATH. Every time you've ever see a plan do a barrel roll, it is LOSING altitude every second it is not rightside up because of this.

  • June 7, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    uh fuel tanks are in the wings, so belly up is pointless.

    by Arcadian Del Sol

  • June 7, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    That plane should fall apart doing a roll like that.

    by IronEagle74

    But hey, it's a movie.