perpetrated on children. More often than not it's simply a series of gross misrepresentations of reality. Packaged in a 'nifty' kids' format (as so many others in the genre) this film does just that. From the head-phone-less 777 pilot who reads a 'newspaper' in the cockpit (folded, read from the hand with less than serious attention, an en-route flight chart is hardly a suspect here; and taking off his glasses in the direst emergency during the film doesn't help) to the ridiculous time-segment distortions, children are given the impressions that not only does everything happen in slow motion in the world, but that 1) professionalism, 2) today's technology, and, 3) emotional stability among countless other real-world scenarios requiring mature judgment - can be plucked out of the air and bent for their own use simply because they think it so (Hollywood: guilty as charged).
Parents, try this at home: give your offspring a good dose of REALITY during the viewing of this flick (put the recorder on 'pause' at the appropriate moment and MAKE IT SO). It may consume some precognitive time --- on your part. There's nothing wrong with fantasy, just make sure your kids know the difference. And, FYI, it's one of the main reasons English-speaking children fall so far behind many nations of the world in high-school and college aptitude. We're not only losing our engineers, teachers, artists and yes, dreamers for the same reasons, we're losing parentage.
FANTASY: 10 --- REALITY: 1, for an HGN rating Hollywood Gross Negligence. PS/yes, I've raised children (5) they're all out of college, doing well and having payed their own way; they know 'the difference' and I didn't pay a dime, just a lot of attention
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