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The Magic of Flight (1996)

 |  Short, Documentary  |  1996 (USA)
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The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight ... See full summary »

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The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight shows the path of flight starting with the Wright Brothers at Kittyhawk in 1903 all the way through to the supersonic maneuvers of today's aircraft. This high-energy film affirms the importance of training and skill as it conveys the pure joy of flight. Written by jbicks

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21 May 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie must disappoint a lot of people who go and see it, as do a lot of imax movies these days (aside from Adrenaline, that is). Instead of seeing a lot of large-screen moving action, really experiencing, for instance, the intensity of flying, we have to sit through too slick, militaristic, americanistic (e.g. an a blue angels pilot talking about how he does it all for the children who want his autograph) nonsense. This movie format is made to really immerse you in the subject, while a good, not to over dramatic like in this movie, commentator tells you a bit about what you're seeing, it is not meant for 40 minutes of talking heads (with only a few real flying shots).


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