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Flight 7500 Reviews

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½ November 30, 2018
So - they were dead all along? No wonder this one got pulled from a theatrical release - it could've been a whole lot scarier (especially if the plot had a singular consistent thought)
½ September 19, 2018
The general synopsis that refers to this movie as having a Horror/Supernatural plot. Isn't very accurate. Supernatural elements are involved, with some scary moments, but that's it. The acting is pretty good, and since all of the story takes place on a plane. There wasn't a need to spend a lot on production values. Not a total waste of time, and I was entertained throughout the movie, but was a little disappointed with the finale.
February 13, 2018
Flight 7500 had potential. While not a horrible view it wasn't overly good either. It starts out well and even has an interesting end, but everything in between comes across as muddled and thrown together.and that's what keeps this film from getting any decent reviews. My main sticking point of the movie was the catalyst for what was to follow, the mysterious man whose past was never really fully explained or determined. It's like we were left to try to figure him out on our own with no real idea where to start.. Again, this could've been a good movie, given the director, but it fell short and left you saying, "What!?"
September 26, 2017
Da quanto leggo il regista Takashi Shimizu č abbastanza apprezzato dai fan del genere, ma questo film č oggettivamente bruttino.
Sono sicuro che nella trama molti di voi troveranno qualcosa di famigliare.
September 26, 2017
Da quanto leggo il regista Takashi Shimizu č abbastanza apprezzato dai fan del genere, ma questo film č oggettivamente bruttino.
Sono sicuro che nella trama molti di voi troveranno qualcosa di famigliare.
August 13, 2017
A good amount of jump-scares and nail-biting moments doesn't save this cheap thriller from a predictably grotesque finale, but Flight 7500 relies on good performances and witty dialogues.
May 9, 2017
This movie has been delayed for a LONG time. Hopefully, it is worth seeing.
½ April 26, 2017
With a high profile Japanese horror filmmaker at the helm, 7500 sounded like an engaging thrill ride.

After an intro of repetitive shaking and cuts to black, the film cuts to a shot of the plane which is so obviously CGI that it is painful. It's hard to figure out what's more ridiculous; the fact that someone actually thought it would be convincing or the fact that Takashi Shimizu couldn't even acquire a piece of stock footage depicting an airplane sitting on the runway. Perhaps it is just in preparation for the fact that none of the other CGI in the film ends up looking any better. The production design may fit that of an airplane, but when it's this obvious that there is no actual flight process happening it becomes more difficult to believe. If 7500 actually had no exterior shots of the plane, it would be all the more convincing. Alas, that is not the case.
Soon after the poor production values of 7500 become apparent, a collection of countless stock characters begin to board the plane. Interestingly enough, there is an odd selection of names in the cast. Among the more notorious are Scout Taylor-Compton who portrayed Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie's Halloween films (2007, 2009) and Jerry Ferrara who portrayed Turtle in Entourage (2004-2011). Jamie Chung from Sucker Punch (2011) joins the journey, and audiences may also remember Alex Frost for the time that he shot up a high school in Gus Van Sant's Elephant (2003). YouTube sensation Ryan Higa even gets a cameo. But perhaps the most memorable cast member in 7500 is Nicky Whelan who for a second time in the one year appears in a low-rent film about a flight disaster with the other being the Golden Raspberry-award nominated Left Behind (2014). She is memorable because she portrays a one-dimensional character so repetitive and frustrating that the annoyance becomes ingrained in the memories of anyone paying attention to the film. This is the "ensemble" cast of the film, none of whom have any interesting characters to play and none of whom manage to act above the low-rent television movie standards that 7500 manages to continuously adhere to. I just couldn't help but be reminded of the popular disaster movie Airport (1970) and how the standard for casting in that film was recognized by the Academy Awards. 7500 simply borrows the formula and camp nature of Airport and transfers it into the modern day with no production values or care for the actors.
But the most frustrating thing about 7500 is that it's so difficult to tell where the source of the horror actually comes from. If audiences can handle the cheapness and thin characters of the film, then the story is bound to be its downfall. The entire tale adheres to a conventional formula, yet it has no idea how to justify itself being a disaster film. With a meticulous pace, audiences have to watch the actors hardly even pretend to care about their characters as they drone on and on with expectedly terrible screenwriting. Throughout this entire experience, it becomes difficult to remember that audiences are watching a horror film. It's not until past halfway into the film that anything horror-related in 7500 begins to become apparent. Audiences are likely to spend so much time trying to understand the source of the horror that they will find themselves bored and confused in an experience which should be scary above all else. And then out of nowhere we are given the realization that it is Japanese horror mythology causing everything. Like a deux ex machina plot device in a fantasy story where everything is restored to peace and harmony by the ways of a wizard, 7500 expects its audiences to simply accept out of the blue that some kind of mysterious Japanese force is creating death and smoke on the set of a plane. Perhaps audiences are expected to accept this because Takashi Shimizu is the director, but given that the film is little more than a stock standard American TV movie there is no point in pretending that one minor aspect of the story being Japanese-influenced makes any difference whatsoever. Nothing is actually done with this plot point because even though it is an arbitrary attempt to stir up mystery, it ends up having essentially nothing to do with the rest of the film. There's a half-assed connection in there somewhere, but there's nothing about the film strong enough to inspire viewers to try and make any sense of it.
Soon after this plot point presents itself, we actually do experience a deux ex machina. Without giving it away, 7500 manages to cram in a plot twist which explains the lacklustre plotting and thin scripting that lead up to the conclusion. It doesn't justify it, it just explains it. 7500 has the kind of plot twist that could have been really iconic and powerful if it played out in a film which actually had any dramatic grounding or characters worth caring about. Instead, it just got wasted on a directionless melodrama which builds up to nothing and ends up with a disjointed execution. The ending to 7500 seems to exist independently from the rest of the narrative, as if the creators spent their entire time putting together a series of horror movie cliches in a disaster film, got past the first hour and then suddenly realized that the film actually had to have some kind of ending. They seem to have turned to M.. Night Shyamalan in this case who reached into his mysterious bag of twist endings and forwarded one to Craig Rosenberg to tack it onto his script. It is strapped to the script without any coherence or sensibility before descending into an even more confusing epilogue. 7500 is simply a senseless twist ending with no story behind it, and it is so bereft of any other redeemable qualities that it might as well have been Kirk Cameron's next star vehicle because at least that way it would be more enjoying to mock.

With a formulaic yet senselessly convoluted narrative surrounded by one-dimensional characters, a slow pace and an obvious lack of thrills, 7500 is a flight that never takes off in the first place.
Super Reviewer
½ March 2, 2017
Full of suspense and intrigue (but not many scares), Flight 7500 is a fairly decent horror film. When a plane traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo hits turbulence a number of strange occurrences begin happening, leading several passengers to suspect that some malevolent force is at work. Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung, and Amy Smart lead the cast and delivery solid performances. And the storytelling does a pretty good job at building mystery. However, the film tries a little too hard to set up misdirects and keep the ambiguity going until the final reveal (which is quite shocking). It's kind of weak on plot and character, but overall Flight 7500 is a frightfully chilling film.
February 14, 2017
7500 had so much potential with its premise of being trapped on a doomed flight with an unknown entity. It could have been intense and terrifying, but I really couldn't recall any effective scares or jolts. The script was very weak to me, with hardly any satisfying and involving development that makes the short runtime seem longer, the editing also seemed sloppy. The effects were pretty generic as well and they really should have thrown that unoriginal twist out the window and actually come up with something fresh and relevant to pack a more powerful punch. 7500 is a major letdown and they should have just released it on DVD years ago, because the wait wasn't worth the hassle at all. The film might have looked better on paper and at some point it probably did, but got lost in translation.

The cast is solid, but none of them were used to their full potential and their characters were underdeveloped so you couldn't really connect to anyone really, at least to me. The natural charms of the main cast though, made the viewing experience not a complete torture to watch, but it's still a shame that their talent is wasted in this generic effort.

Director, Takashi Shimizu has met a roadblock with his weakest effort to date, 7500. This could have been his scariest film since the original The Grudge, but compared to that film this one's a dud, definitely uninspired and half-baked and a missed opportunity with its setting. Writer, Craig Rosenberg who recently worked on the superior The Quiet Ones, pretty much underwhelmed me with this lackluster scrip. The script didn't grab me and I lost interest here and there and was just unriveting and less than original. Nothing to write home about.

Overall, the ridiculously long wait was a waste of time, because frankly 7500 was probably DOA from the very beginning and should have gone straight to redbox. The cast did their best and were likable, but the weak script did them no justice, and the twist has been done numerous of times before that the reveal was far from effective. There were some creepy scenes here and there and some black humor, but not nearly as suspenseful, scary and entertaining as it should be when it comes to aviation terror. Don't bother with this one.
½ October 30, 2016
Well nothing about this made sense. Despite several painful cliches I was holding out for some good horror and an exciting end but no such luck. Also, aside from a ridiculous plot it appear ls the writer had never been on an actual plane, or has ever met any actual people.
½ October 12, 2016
The whole time you're waiting for something to happen. And then at the end, you have no idea what even happened. Cause nothing happened.
August 9, 2016
Not an A effort but mildly entertaining in a Syfi channel type way.
August 8, 2016
Disjointed. Premise is not resolved. Watchable. Ish.
August 7, 2016
Medium Scary , nobody knows what realy happend at the end...it just had no end ?
July 24, 2016
I just lost $1 renting this.. Sucks
½ July 10, 2016
The whole plot line of the movie doesn't make much sense. Sure there's a twist at the end, but overall just not a good movie.
July 3, 2016
Me parecio malisima,no aporta nada 4/10
June 28, 2016
Huge disappointment!
½ June 26, 2016
Terribly acted, racist & quite laughable. The twist would'v worked if it were directed a little better.
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