That Flight is not the movie I was expecting to see, or that I wanted to see, is not grounds for criticism. But the fact that Flight simply isn't a very compelling version of what it is demands acknowledgement.
I travel fairly often and find myself reflecting on different aspects of life against the backdrop of airports, taxis, and baggage carousels. This poem came while traveling to Chicago. I wrote it for a friend who was in the middle of a life crisis
This weekend is surely as shining an example as anything that the mainstream film landscape has somewhat self-corrected. We may like to say 'they don't make 'em like they used to.' That may have been true for a time, but it's not true anymore.