Take Flight Before Watching
Vista Pacific Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo in what seems a pretty standard manner with a pretty standard bunch of passengers, from those who are divas to others who are a bit perculiar. But after the routine take off something out of the ordinary starts to happen when a passenger suddenly starts spitting blood and then dies. As the rest of the passengers try to make sense of what is happening they start to encounter something distinctly super natural on the plane.
"Flight 7500" starts in quite a typical disaster movie set on a plane manner as we meet the crew as well as some of the passengers with of course some of them being a bit obnoxious. But rather than an engine blowing up or the captain suddenly dying what we get is something more mysterious, more supernatural as we have a series of strange occurences as the flight crew try to keep the passengers calm, even when they go flying up out of their seats as the plane drops. And in theory there is potential in that set up, especially when we have a cast featuring a few familiar faces such as Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart and Leslie Bibb.
The trouble with "Flight 7500" is not that it is lacking in mystery or even moments of horror, the trouble is that we don't care about a single person in the entire movie. As such there are times when it is incredibly hard to stay focussed on, let alone interested in, what is going on, especially during the opening 20 minutes when not a lot happens. In the end "Flight 7500" comes across as a series of special effect driven death scenes which taken individually are not bad but what goes on between is not great.
What this all boils down to is that "Flight 7500" is one of those movies you might put on and before you know it find yourself being distracted by something else because beyond the death scenes there is not enough going on in the movie to keep you watching.