Living In the Age of Airplanes Movie Review
One of the reasons most of us travel is the airplane. Yet we often take the planes and the technology for granted. We complain about the cost, the tight spaces, the inconsiderate seat mates. The list could go on and on.
If you really want or need to appreciate the airplane again you must see National Geographic’s movie LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES. The film release comes in DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes on October 25th after a long run in IMAX theaters around the world.
As you would expect from the wonderful creators at National Geographic, the film is stunning. It takes you traveling to 18 countries and all 7 continents telling the history of the airplane and its place in history.
LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), narrated by Harrison Ford and features an original score by Academy Award® winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic). The music really sets the tone for the film. You will find yourself watching with the wonder of a child.
The film took my breath away several times as together we traveled around the world seeing some places we have visited and many we haven’t. Watching the seaplane smoothly landing on its approach to the Maldives made me want to travel there immediately. You’ll undoubtedly experience many such moments for yourself while watching the gorgeous cinematography.
We learn a lot about the contributions of the airplane to expanding our knowledge through the film as well. The airplane even made conquering the extreme cold of Antarctica easier by making it possible to conduct invaluable research for the world.
Everything From Everywhere
One of my favorite lines in the movie was “everywhere we go we find pieces of everywhere else.” We know this to be true by simply looking around our homes. Clothing from Mexico, woodwork from Germany, wine from Italy, artwork from Puerto Rico… the list could go on and on. We may forget that all of these things are brought to our homes via the airplane.
I especially enjoyed a segment of the film called “The World Comes To Us.” In it, we follow the route of roses, which have only a 14-day shelf life. They are grown in Kenya and shipped to Amsterdam for distribution around the world. Within just a few days the flowers make their way around the world for all us to enjoy. Watching how seamlessly this all happens is eye-opening.
This film would be an excellent gift for any traveler and a terrific movie to download for your next trip. It will certainly make you appreciate the time we live in and all the advantages airplanes bring to our lives.
For a quick look at what you’ll see check out the movie trailer below:
We were provided a screener copy of the movie for review. We were not financially compensated. As always, our review reflects our own personal opinion and experience.
For more information and to purchase the movie or sound track go to airplanesmovie.com.
THE QUICK BITE: Check out the National Geographic movie LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES to remember how much impact the airplane has had on the world and the possibility of travel.