Flight of the Phoenix : 3 of 5
My parents and I always see a few movies during the holidays, so today we saw this pretty exciting film. I didn't know until today that it's a remake of an old Jimmy Stewart movie, so I can't really compare the two, but this version was definitely an enjoyable story. The plot is about a plane crash in the middle of the Gobi desert, and they only hope the passengers have of surviving is to use parts of their plane to construct an entirely new aircraft! It was fun to see this with Dad, since he's actually flown on the same type of plane back in ROTC. I thought the actors did a fine job, and it was neat to see the beautiful actress who played Eowyn in Lord of the Rings in another role. There were definitely some problems, though - I thought the soundtrack didn't fit well in several places (especially during a dramatic death scene, where the music was better suited to an X-Games broadcast!), and the end definitely felt like it was really cut short. But, it was still a good movie and a great way to spend some family time at the theater!