Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Tony Bill's FLYBOYS

By Dennis D. McDonald

I love airplane movies, but Flyboys is just plain awful. The Blue Max and the original Flight of the Phoenix -- both with strong dramatics and flying sequences --  put this current CGI-happy offering to shame.

The Flyboys' script is boring, the characters are dull, and the aerial sequences are just too video-gamey to believe.

Definitely a missed opportunity. 

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