Thursday, April 9, 2015

Living in the Age of Airplanes Movie Review

DC-3  taxiing in Union Glacier, Antartica

The First World Wide Web

IMDb Plot: Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world.

"In nearly a century, aviation went from impossible to nearly-perfected." That's a long road to travel; but there's no denying the remarkable voyage mankind has made, thanks to airplanes. Director Brian J. Terwilliger takes us back in time (200,000 years) and to the present in breathtaking fashion, dividing his doc into five parts. The final two are best... Tracking a dozen roses from Kenya to Alaska, for example; and Perspective, which takes us inside the plane (where all the action is.) Lots of beauty (seaplanes in the Maldives, South Pole) with jaw-dropping visuals. Time to dust off my passport.


Living in the Age of Airplanes opens tomorrow (April 10th) at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater. Click here to purchase tickets.