Three groups representing flight attendants are calling for a boycott
of Disney’s “Flightplan,” bitching that the Jodie Foster picture portrays a flight attendant as (Beware: A spoiler this way comes!) a terrorist.
In the film about a mother looking for her missing daughter aboard a plane, a flight attendant colludes with an air marshal as part of a plot to extort a ransom from the airline. Other flight attendants are shown treating passengers rudely and being unsympathetic to Foster’s character, whom they think might be delusional. The groups contend that the Disney film could breed distrust of their members among real airline passengers.
Sadly, that is not why the film should be boycotted.
It should be boycotted because 2 out of 3 critics in America would prefer to be force-fed their own weight in brown dessert squares than watch Jodie running about like a rabid squirrel in “Panicplane,” as Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune rightly calls it.
Personally, I’d like a Dramamine right now. And some of those Terra Blue Chips? Miss? MISS!? And a pillow?!