7500: Largely Free of Turbulence

Originally appeared on Cinema Sentries

Unlike other movies based on flight-hijacking – Air Force OnePassenger 57Operation Thunderbolt, or say Non-stop – in which the rescue efforts comprise the majority of the narrative, here is a film that observes the tension from the viewpoint of pilot, who is usually the first one to die in such films. Moreover, like the protagonist of 7500, Tobias (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), an American co-pilot on board the flight from Berlin to Paris, we see the proceedings outside the cockpit only through a TV. The story-telling choice, which confines us to the cockpit for 99.2% of the runtime, invigorates the film to a major extent, if not making it a thriller for ages…Continue reading here.

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