Let’s just cut right to the chase. Show of hands – – who here is super excited for a new live-action Robert Zemeckis movie? Let’s see – – one, two, fifteen, four hundred – – looks like everybody. Let the record show that you are all brilliant and unusually attractive.
Me? I celebrate the man’s entire catalogue. Well, the movies with real people anyway. And after a brief leg on the Filmmakers Who Love to Obsess Over One Idea Tour (sponsored by George Lucas and James Cameron), the man who brought us Back to the Future, Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, and Cast Away has clawed his way back from the brink of hyper-realistic animation madness and is once again bringing characters to life who can actually love him back.
Now, I’d like you to all join me in an exercise. Begin by begging the question “how could this get any better?” Okay. Now imagine you’re holding the news of a new Robert Zemeckis movie in one hand. Now imagine you’re holding Denzel Washington in the other hand. Now, clap your hands together, jump up and down and say “WEEEEEEE!”
It’s like that old tale of the sea says, “Denzell makes everything better.” Especially when his character’s name is Whip Whitaker. And even most-est especially-est when he wears sunglasses and looks into the sky while Gimmie Shelter by The Rolling Stones is rockin’ through your computer speakers.
Clear all runways. Flight lands November 2nd, 2012 at a theatre near you.