IMAX - The Magic of Flight [1 MPG]
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The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight shows the path of flight starting with the Wright Brothers at Kittyhawk in 1903 all the way through to the supersonic maneuvers of today's aircraft. This high-energy film affirms the importance of training and skill as it conveys the pure joy of flight.
The Magic of Flight represents another in the long series of IMAX films designed to educate and entertain at the same time. Considering the fact that most IMAX theatres are housed within museums, it stands to reason most of these films are of a more technical and scientific nature. When I first got into DVD, I was pleasantly surprised that it seemed to be the only medium that regularly saw home versions of IMAX movies.
Running around 40 minutes, the film is a two-fold experience. On the one hand, the movie is about the famous naval aviators, The Blue Angels. On the other, it's about the history of flight and the science behind it. Narrated by Tom Selleck, Magic of Flight gives an overview of the training required to not only be a successful Navy pilot in general, but to be part of the precision Blue Angel team. Being an IMAX film, the movie was designed to give a motion experience to viewers. Cameras are attached to planes in interesting places, and the resulting footage is astounding. Obviously the effect isn't the same at home, but the cinematography can easily be appreciated.
The documentary about the Blue Angels is interspersed with interviews with pilots as well as historical information on the origins of modern flight. There is a great deal of technical detail as well. If you never knew much about the technique or science behind planes, there's more than enough material here with which to fill up your brain. It is obvious that the filmmakers put enormous effort into the movie, on top of which, the photography is achingly beautiful as well.