History Film / Flightplan

10th Nov '17 7:41:32 AM H8FearADRLuv
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: A variation of this where the passengers applaud Carson for arresting Kyle after all the hullabaloo the latter put them through.
14th Oct '17 6:26:42 PM Kalaong
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* BittersweetEnding: In a sense. [[spoiler: Kyle has found her daughter Julia alive and cleared her name. And Carson [[HoistByHisOwnPetard has been blown up by the very bomb he planted for this conspiracy]]. All the passengers are safe, and the remaining accomplices of the conspiracy are being interrogated. But this is also a hollow victory, as the passengers feel guilty at having earlier cheered on [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Carson]] for arresting [[HeroWithBadPublicity Kyle]]. They'll have to live with the regret that their [[AppatheticCitizens apathy]] nearly cost a little girl's life. But as a small token of apology, one of the passengers Kyle wrongfully accused earlier helps her with her luggage.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: The villains could have just as easily [[spoiler:put some explosives in an ordinary briefcase, rigged it with a remote detonator, and just talked to the airline via email. Murdering Kyle's husband and kidnapping her daughter were an unnecessary complication meant to give them a Fall Guy to cover their escape. ]]
** Nothing better shows how overly complicated their plan is than by remembering that step one involved [[spoiler:murdering an American expatriate just so they could use his casket to smuggle the bomb on board the plane, and to get his wife and daughter on board the flight to set up a DeceasedFallGuyGambit. If the authorities had even suspected that Gene was involved in Kyle's husband's death, or if Kyle herself had stayed to cooperate with the investigation if the police suspected foul play, the plan would have been foiled before it even got off the ground.]]
* CondensationClue: [[spoiler:The heart Julia drew on the window confirms that Kyle isn't going crazy and hadn't just imagined that her supposedly dead daughter was on the plane.]]
* DeceasedFallGuyGambit: [[spoiler:What the villains' plan would have become in its final form. After arriving in their final destination, they would have made all the other passengers leave with Kyle still in custody. Quietly sneaked off the plane, detonated the bomb that was strapped onto Julia vaporizing her body and destroying all evidence she was ever on board and killing Kyle who would still be on board. They then tell their story to the authorities, get praised as heroes and jet to a nice warm, extradition-free island to enjoy their money before anyone realizes that a thing or two doesn't add up.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: In a sense. [[spoiler: Kyle has found her daughter Julia alive and cleared her name. And Carson [[HoistByHisOwnPetard has been blown up by the very bomb he planted for this conspiracy]]. All the passengers are safe, and the remaining accomplices of the conspiracy are being interrogated. But this is also a hollow victory, as the passengers feel guilty at having earlier cheered on [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Carson]] for arresting [[HeroWithBadPublicity Kyle]]. They'll have to live with the regret that their [[AppatheticCitizens [[ApatheticCitizens apathy]] nearly cost a little girl's girl her life. But as a small token of apology, one of the passengers Kyle wrongfully accused earlier helps her with her luggage.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: The villains could have just as easily [[spoiler:put some explosives in an ordinary briefcase, rigged it with a remote detonator, and just talked to the airline via email. Murdering Kyle's husband and kidnapping her daughter were an unnecessary complication meant to give them for a Fall Guy to cover their escape. ]]
DeceasedFallGuyGambit would have worked out brilliantly... if they had used literally ''anyone'' other than '''the woman who designed the damned plane!''']]
** Nothing better shows how overly complicated their plan is than by remembering that step one involved [[spoiler:murdering an American expatriate just so they could use his casket to smuggle the bomb on board the plane, and to get his wife and daughter on board the flight to set up a DeceasedFallGuyGambit. If the authorities had even suspected that Gene was involved in Kyle's husband's death, or if Kyle herself had stayed to cooperate with the investigation if the police suspected foul play, the plan would have been foiled before it even got off the ground.]]
ground]].
* CondensationClue: [[spoiler:The heart Julia drew on the window confirms that Kyle isn't going crazy and hadn't just imagined that her supposedly dead daughter was on the plane.]]
plane]].
* DeceasedFallGuyGambit: [[spoiler:What the villains' plan would have become in its final form. After arriving in their final destination, they would have made all the other passengers leave with Kyle still in custody. Quietly sneaked off the plane, detonated the bomb that was strapped onto Julia vaporizing her body and destroying all evidence she was ever on board and killing Kyle who would still be on board. They then tell their story to the authorities, get praised as heroes and jet to a nice warm, extradition-free island to enjoy their money before anyone realizes that a thing or two doesn't add up.]] up]].



* FallGuy: [[spoiler: One of the main goals of the plan is to frame Kyle for the highjacking in order to provide the villains with cover to escape.]]

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* FallGuy: [[spoiler: One of the main goals of the plan is to frame Kyle for the highjacking hijacking in order to provide the villains with cover to escape.]]escape]].



* GasLighting: [[spoiler:Much of the action involves the villains trying to convince Kyle, and by extension the rest of the passengers and crew, that she's suffered a break from reality. Subverted in that it's much more effective on the witnesses than the target.]]

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* GasLighting: [[spoiler:Much of the action involves the villains trying to convince Kyle, and by extension the rest of the passengers and crew, that she's suffered a break from reality. Subverted in that it's much more effective on the witnesses than the target.]]target]].



* KansasCityShuffle: [[spoiler: What the villains are ultimately trying to pull on passengers of the flight. The intended to make everyone think the Kyle was using her claims about Julia to draw attention from the fact that she was highjacking the plane. By focusing on her, no one would pay attention to them and no one would suspect anything.]]
* JustAKid / NotNowKiddo: These tropes are the only reason why the [[BigBad Big Bad's]] plan did not fall apart the moment kids all started to say they saw Julia.

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* KansasCityShuffle: [[spoiler: What the villains are ultimately trying to pull on passengers of the flight. The intended to make everyone think the Kyle was using her claims about Julia to draw attention from the fact that she was highjacking hijacking the plane. By focusing on her, no one would pay attention to them and no one would suspect anything.]]
anything]].
* JustAKid / NotNowKiddo: These tropes are the only reason why the [[BigBad Big Bad's]] {{Big Bad}}'s plan did not fall apart the moment kids all started to say they saw Julia.



* MamaBear / KnightTemplarParent: Kyle. Her actions potentially put hundreds of lives at risk and she accuses passengers of terrorism (seemingly just on the grounds of them being/looking Arabic). [[spoiler:Granted, she foiled a terrorist plot and saved the day, but that's coincidental. As far as she's concerned for most of the movie, it's just her daughter who's in danger, not the entire plane.]]
* {{Outgambitted}}: [[spoiler: Kyle ultimately foils the hijackers by using the fact that the crew thinks she is the hijacker to her advantage; she tells everyone to leave the plane before Carson can do so, knowing that he would have to go along to avoid suspicion. Allowing her to search for the bomb and Julia without interference and completely turning the tables on them.]]

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* MamaBear / KnightTemplarParent: Kyle. Her actions potentially put hundreds of lives at risk and she accuses passengers of terrorism (seemingly just on the grounds of them being/looking Arabic). [[spoiler:Granted, she foiled a terrorist plot and saved the day, but that's coincidental. As far as she's concerned for most of the movie, it's just her daughter who's in danger, not the entire plane.]]
plane]].
* {{Outgambitted}}: OutGambitted: [[spoiler: Kyle ultimately foils the hijackers by using the fact that the crew thinks she is the hijacker to her advantage; she tells everyone to leave the plane before Carson can do so, knowing that he would have to go along to avoid suspicion. Allowing her to search for the bomb and Julia without interference and completely turning the tables on them.]] them]].



* TechMarchesOn: This film came out two years too early for what little plausibility the villains' plot may have had to be completely blown to hell by the rise of modern SocialMedia and smartphones. Just one look at Kyle's Facebook, Foursquare or LinkedIn, or even a Google search of her name, would reveal enough evidence supporting her story to cause the crew to overrule Carson and look deeper.

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* TechMarchesOn: This film came out two years too early for what little plausibility the villains' plot may have had to be completely blown to hell by the rise of modern SocialMedia and smartphones. Just one look at Kyle's Facebook, Foursquare or LinkedIn, blog -- or even a Google search of her name, ''name'' -- would reveal enough evidence supporting her story to cause the crew to overrule Carson and look deeper.
10th Jul '17 6:07:21 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* BittersweetEnding: In a sense. [[spoiler: Kyle has found her daughter Julia alive and cleared her name. And Carson [[HoistByHisOwnPetard has been blown up by the very bomb he planted for this conspiracy]]. All the passengers are safe, and the remaining accomplices of the conspiracy are being interrogated. But this is also a hollow victory, as the passengers feel guilty at having earlier cheered on [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Carson]] for arresting [[HeroWithBadPublicity Kyle]]. They'll have to live with the regret that their [[AppatheticCitizens apathy]] nearly cost a little girl's life. But as a small token of apology, one of the passengers Kyle wrongfully accused earlier helps her with her luggage.]]


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* HeelFaceTurn: Downplayed. [[spoiler: The flight attendant who was in on the plot with Carson doesn't help Kyle. But she does show a guilty conscience at carrying on the conspiracy at the expense of a little girl, ''somebody's baby''. What's more, she doesn't help Carson any further when Kyle decks her.]]
31st May '17 2:30:28 PM pm111196
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* MoneyDearBoy [[spoiler: it's revealed late on in the film that Air Marshal Gene Carson is hijacking the plane simply because he wants $50 million.]]
31st May '17 2:29:07 PM pm111196
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* Money,DearBoy [[spoiler: it's revealed late on in the film that Air Marshal Gene Carson is hijacking the plane simply because he wants $50 million.]]

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* Money,DearBoy MoneyDearBoy [[spoiler: it's revealed late on in the film that Air Marshal Gene Carson is hijacking the plane simply because he wants $50 million.]]
31st May '17 2:28:12 PM pm111196
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* MoneyDearboy [[spoiler: it's revealed late on in the film that Air Marshal Gene Carson is hijacking the plane simply because he wants $50 million.]]

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* MoneyDearboy Money,DearBoy [[spoiler: it's revealed late on in the film that Air Marshal Gene Carson is hijacking the plane simply because he wants $50 million.]]
31st May '17 2:27:37 PM pm111196
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* MoneyDearboy [[spoiler: it's revealed late on in the film that Air Marshal Gene Carson is hijacking the plane simply because he wants $50 million.]]
9th Feb '17 11:51:24 AM morenohijazo
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* FinalExchange: After finally rescuing her daughter, Kyle takes the detonator to the bombs on the plane. Carson nearby asks her if she was going to blow up the plane. Kyle answers, "No, only you." Cue an OhCrap moment when he finds where the bombs are.
4th Dec '16 1:58:51 AM Xtifr
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'''''Flightplan''''' is a 2005 thriller film directed by Robert Schwentke and starring Creator/JodieFoster.

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'''''Flightplan''''' ''Flightplan'' is a 2005 thriller film directed by Robert Schwentke and starring Creator/JodieFoster.
3rd Oct '16 2:03:04 PM alexandrajade
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* GenderBlenderName: Kyle is typically a man's/boy's name.
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