Flight Plan/YMMV

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  • Complete Monster: Gene. Holy shit, Gene.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "There she is... with her daughter..."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The captain, Sean Bean. Partially because he was Playing Against Type.
    • Specially because he doesn't die.
  • So Okay It's Average
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: For the most part the first two thirds of the film are rather interesting as we seem to be struggling to comprehend what's going on, and it becomes more and more evident that there might never have actually been a daughter, which would have made a rather clever realization twist. But instead it reveals that it was all an incredibly over complicated terrorism scheme and it all ends with Kyle saving the day, finding her daughter Julia, and walking dramatically off screen as the plane explodes and the other passengers clap for her. Completely generic.
    • Definitely YMMV. The real twist is that The Bad Guys Are Cops. The plot is condemned as stupid because of all the things that had to go precisely right for the scheme to work, but everything worked out the way the bad guys wanted it because everyone believes what the cops tell them. "People believe what I tell them to believe. That's how authority works. It's basically A Wizard Did It, except that's the way it works in real life. And it really, really shouldn't.