7500 (2014/Lionsgate DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: C Film: C
Shimizu's Flight 7500 (2014) is an claustrophobic airplane
thriller similar to others that you've seen only with a supernatural
twist. The first act is all about the character build-up, different
characters on the plane get their backstories established, a bizarre
incident occurs, and turbulence starts to set in and the stakes start
to raise. Some effects in the film work pretty well (the practical
ones) while some (mainly all the digital effect shots of the exterior
of the plane) come across as pretty fake looking. Overall, the film
moves pretty fast and is better than I expected overall.
film has a cast of talented C list actors that you've seen on other
current shows and movies including Leslie Bibb (Iron Man),
Jamie Chung (Hangover films, Sucker Punch, Amy Smart
(Road Trip), Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead,
Twilight films), Scout Taylor Compton (Rob Zombie's Halloween
films), Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) and Ryan Kwanten (True
Blood) as one of the leads.
May 12th, Vista Pacific Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International
Airport bound for Tokyo. The take-off is routine but what transpires
over the next ten hours is anything but ordinary as the Passengers'
limits are tested and lives are taken! As the overnight flight makes
its way over the Pacific Ocean, a Passenger suddenly spasms and dies.
Soon after his death, the pilot loses control of the plane and a
string of ghastly clues lead to a supernatural force onboard. Will
this flight ever make its final destination?
in standard definition with a widescreen anamorphic aspect ratio of
1.78:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the film looks fine on
the DVD format but could benefit to high definition (among other
things). A Digital Copy is also included.
only extra is Inside Flight 7500 featurette.
not as good as the first Final Destination, I found Flight
7500 to be a decent watch for an indie movie. The acting is
decent enough and you forget the whole movie takes place on a fake
airplane set but as noted the poor digital effects choices weight it
down. Ultimately, Flight 7500 a flawed but easy-to-watch