If you are interested in one of the most popular women pioneers in aviation last 10 years of her life you may want to check out the drama Amelia. In this story about Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) we see how she loves to fly, wants to be free and independent even to the point of leaving out the word “obey” in her marriage vows to promotional genius George Putnam (Richard Gere). In 1932 she is the first woman to flies solo across the Atlantic ocean and in 1937 she attempts to be the first woman to fly around the world and over those years She is also having an affair with another aviator named Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor). (It looks like she is as interested with planes as men) I’ll begin my review with my wife’s observation and my comments on the end of the film because they are the highlights. According to my wife (who loves period pieces and is also the boss and has the only eyes) all clothing, cars, planes and so on looked perfect for that time period and added to the film. Also all three leading actors were perfect and the ending was exciting. Unfortunately this movie could have been shown in a ninth grade history class because I really learned nothing new and in fact I can’t even believe her life was this dull. There is no build up to implied dangers, the story lacks passion and just never comes to life. As movie goers we should want to learn more about Amelia when we leave the theater but all I was wondering was “could a blind guy fly a plane”. This isn’t a bad film at all but it could have been so much better and I’m giving it a C+ rating
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.