The Movie Flight Essay

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Movie Analysis Essay (Flight) How would you feel if you were aboard a plane with an intoxicated and drug inflamed pilot? Could you believe that he would ultimately be the result of you living through a horrific plane crash? The movie “Flight” directed by Robert Zemeckis was released on November 2, 2012. Major themes that were portrayed during the movie were: selfishness, addiction, and denial. “Flight” can show the message of falling to the “lowest of the lows” and gaining redemption towards the end. Whip Whitaker is a commercial airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly irregularly. With not a lot of options, Whip has to crash the plane: however, results in Whip Whitaker saving almost all on board. When he wakes up in the hospital, his friend from the airline union introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges. Why, because his toxicology report reveals that he is intoxicated with large amounts of alcohol and cocaine. He denies being under the influence, so while an investigation is in progress, he is told to keep his act together. However, truly letting go of his addictions is not as easy as it seems. Whitaker did not own up to the fact that he was under the influence while operating the plane, until he was in front of the NTSB at the hearing. Selfishness can be used to describe those actions of Whip. He put over a hundred people in serve danger by coming to work drunk and high on drugs. Alcohol and drugs were the most important things in Mr. Whitaker life they essentially over powered his daily routine. While on the P.A. talking to the passengers, Mr. Whip opened up a small bottle of vodka and drank the whole bottle in a matter of seconds. Overall he put his pleasures before the safety of those innocent passengers of the plane. Any type

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