The past is unchangeable, as the scientist Igor Dmitriyevich
Novikov says in his self-consistence principle a conjecture that we can
see in a way in this movie. Surely the goal of the company production
"The Asylum" famous in these years for "mockbusters" and "B movies" was
not to prove the principle but as usual to impress and attract the
Theme of war, almost new for "The Asylum" in a film that is sometimes
convincing and sometimes disappointing. Director Emile Edwin
Smith already behind the camera with "Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark"
here is with a work that mixes sci-fi with the disaster movie and that
copy the idea of "The Final Countdown" of 1980, with Kirk Douglas and
Martin Sheen and directed by Don Taylor. It might even seem like a
remake but Smith is not Taylor and he doesn't work with Douglas or with
Sheen (progenitors or descendants). The result is a film with in one
hand the interesting disaster/sci-fi and on the other hand a
disappointing realization not always decent and with a plot that
doesn't always convince.
The intercontinental flight 42 is flying over the north coast of the
France and enters in a violent turbulence. After passing the turbulence
the two pilots, realize that their onboard instruments, except for the
radar and the radio, aren't working. Losing altitude they enter in the
middle of huge air raid.
What is happening? Intercepted by an English radio operator, Nigel,
they understand that are in 1940, in the midst of World War II. The
military helps the two pilots to stay alive, while on the aircraft
passengers are in panic. The German fighter try to hit the airplane (at
what altitude and speed could fly 40's fighters?), and there are some
damages in the cockpit, lacerations, someone dies but the plane does
not collapse. As in the best disaster movie.
"Flight World War II" manages well the balance between the two genre of
reference and play well with the mystery of time travel. Sometimes CGI
are good, and sometimes show huge limits. Faran Tarir and Robbie Kay,
respectively, aircraft commander and soldier, two actors who have
participated in major films, "Iron Man" for the first "Pirates of the
Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" for the second create a very good but
The problem with this film is linked precisely with these two
characters, the pillars of the whole story. The events don’t go
beyond the relationship between earth and sky. Flight 42 trying to stay
alive and the soldier and helps them. All there.
Often the scenes are dark and often claustrophobic, the film has boring
moments, despite a lot of action and we ask ourselves is the passenger
who wants to land to kill Hitler and change the history wasn't right.
An interesting idea, although not original, that would work best in a
much less playing time and it would be a good episode of the always
beloved "The Twilight Zone".
With historical errors and some banalities "Flight World War II"
remains a good movie for "The Asylum" catalog and so a movie that can
be appreciated by people like us who are crazy time travel, bad
movies and the incomprehensible thesis of quantum physics.
Technical Data Sheet
Title: Flight World War II
Alternative titles: Flight World War 2 - Zurück im Zweiten
Weltkrieg, Flight World War 2 - Zurück im Zweiten Weltkrieg 3d
Director: Emile Edwin Smith
Cast: Faran Tahir, Robbie Kay, Aqueela Zoll, Matias Ponce, Howard
Gordon, Alberto Barros Jr, Adam Blake, David Campfield, Angie Dick,
Daniel Fieber, you Flaten
Duration: 85 '
Production Company: The Asylum