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Flight 7500 (2014/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: C Film: C

Takashi 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.

The 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.

On 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?

Presented 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.

The only extra is Inside Flight 7500 featurette.

While 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 B-movie.

- James Lockhart



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