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Never Let Zemeckis Motion Capture Again: Flight Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | June 7, 2012 | Comments ()


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Plot summaries are not the most reliable judge of the quality of a movie because so much of a story's success or failure lies between the lines of those little paragraphs. Nearly identical plot summaries can produce films monumentally different in quality. But never have I seen a disparity as wide as the one that exists between the two for the film Flight.

Read this plot summary:

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane?

Decidedly meh, not anything more than a run of the mill "Dateline" episode. Now watch this trailer:

Robert Zemeckis finally pulled out of the motion capture movie game and this is the trailer he produces? If the film is half as good as the trailer is, then we need to take away all of Zemeckis' motion capture technology, burn it on his front lawn, and follow him around twenty four hours a day to prevent him from ever disappearing down that hole again.



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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • Tin Hat for Life, Bruiser

    Nothing bores me more than Danzel.

  • Shane

    I want to see THIS film get the Zemekis motion capture treatment.

  • It's the character's name that throws you. Whip Whitaker? Sounds like a joke character from Venture Bros.

  • lowercase_ryan

    needs more Jay Pharoah

  • supafly

    This feels like its going to be about Jesus. Please don't be another Book of Eli. Please.

  • And thus ends the tale of how John Goodman had to play an unfortunate pony tail for laughs on Community.

  • chad

    At least now we know why John Goodman showed up in that one episode of Community with a ponytail and goatee.

  • TheOtherGreg

    I should have known better than to watch a Zemekis trailer. I'm sure the movie will be good. How do I know? I JUST WATCHED IT!

  • mswas

    Can we have a SRL of movies with trailers featuring Gimme Shelter? 

  • I think that's the best idea I've ever seen put forth on this site...

  • Turd Ferguson

    That was amazing. But showed almost the whole damn movie. And I'm sick of the goddamn Stones in every movie and trailer. What the hell does Gimme Shelter have to do with anything we watched?

  • BobbFrapples

    I want to take this trailer out for drinks.  This looks like a lot of fun.  

  • $27019454

    I can't stand Denzel and I already *really* want to watch this movie.

    Is it the pervasive Stones music? Is it? It is, isn't it? 

    Fuck those guys. They can make me do anything. Next thing you know I'll be lining up to see Nicole Kidnam, and all because they smeared Miss You at top volume all over her latest steaming pile.

  • Linday

    Who can't stand Denzel Washington? What kind of godless Communist are you???

  • $27019454

     The good kind!

    I'd actually like to see a 11 Crappiest Movie list for Denzel, but it would all be the same movie because he's always the same always the same always the samesamesame.

  • hasshole

    Can we burn our pants too?  I hope you tell us to burn our pants!

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