Flight - 7.5/10
I skipped this for a long time for some reason but finally decided to watch it due to being free on Amazon Prime.
Overall I liked it, but some parts were a bit slow and rather dull (didn't knock off points for that).
My main problem with this is that it tries to be way too overdramatic. Typical Hollywood stuff and sort of like what you'd find in a movie from Ron Howard or in something like "A Few Good Men". I guess it makes it more entertaining.
Somehow I felt like I had seen this movie before but told much better. It has ideas from a lot of other movies. Have you seen "Fearless" with Jeff Bridges? That's a good one..
BTW you know what Robert Zemeckis movie I like the most? "Contact"! I liked it on the first viewing and then later hated it and gave it a 6/10. Well after maybe dozens of viewings I now appreciate it more. Too bad about that lame light show ending. I think that movie has a perfect cast too. It's one of those movies where I finally started liking Matthew Mcconaughey as an actor.
"Cast Away" is a favorite too, but that movie just annoys me somewhat. It's a REALLY REALLY dumbed down movie. Feels like they took too much out despite the running length. The island never even feels real at all and feels like it was all shot on a soundstage. Somehow the best parts are when he actually leaves the island. I've seen it dozens and dozens of times.
I must be the only one who thinks his CGI movies are awful. Every one was nearly walkout material.