Caught in a battle between Allied and German Forces, the passengers of a modern day 757 fight to stay alive after their plane mysteriously travels back in time to 1940. In their desperation to stay alive and return home safely, they turn the tide that wins the war in Europe.
No long goodbyes at the airport terminals, kiss and go, or security line, Flight World War II begins when reaching cruising altitude and within a few minutes they fly through the time warp back to 1940. Right away the conflict and goal is established. Its then we meet and get to know the main characters and how they’re going to handle the situation.
Captain William Strong (Faran Tahir) does a great job keeping the passengers calm even when he’s BS’ing them. He makes for a great captain, because while in danger he can deliver comforting words along with a reassuring smile. Tahir does an exceptional job at playing the role of a confident captain. “I had a wonderful time working with Emile, cast and crew on this film. Some of the most dedicated and talented people I have had the privilege to work with,” Tahir said about working on Flight World War II.
Flight Attendant Cameron (Aqueela Zoll) has the challenge of answering irate passengers’ questions, keeping the captain informed of cabin concerns, and defending herself. Aqueela was great throughout the film and swings a mean fire extinguisher.
Unknowing what’s going on and unable to communicate to anyone on the radio once they pass through the time warp, the plane has to duck below the clouds hoping for a signal. Once they are below the clouds the entire plane witnesses World War II. A couple historians on the plane believe they know what’s going on and try to inform the captain and crew. However, as expected the crew is skeptical and rightfully so because who in their right mind would believe a couple guys telling you that you traveled back to 1940 and that you’re in the middle of World War II.
After numerous distress calls, finally they get in contact with British Corporal Nigel Sheffield (Robbie Kay). Despite being in war time, Nigel talks to Captain Strong with some British sarcasm that makes for comical dialogue. Captain Strong and the crew are now starting to believe the historians. With fuel running low and not being able to land in a war zone, Captain Strong has to tell the passengers the truth. This brings out a couple passengers who think it’ll be a great idea to assassinate Hitler and why not, the historians know Hitler’s location and surroundings. However, altering history can have a drastic impact, so their plan is quickly shot down by a few soldiers on the plane, but not without a fight.
Not only are they trying to survive and get back home, there’s a lot of history included and the course of WWII, including technology, may have come about from Captain Strong’s flight back in time. It makes it obvious why British forces are the United States number one allie.
With the plane now running on fumes and still in hostile territory, time is critical, but as expected, Captain Strong is in control of the situation and does whatever it takes to escape the fierce German bombers and get his passengers to safety.
Considering a majority of the movie is inside the plane, there is a lot of action, drama, and tension making Flight World War II a captivating flight.