''The Flight of the Phoenix'' is a 2004 TheFilmOfTheBook about the crew and passengers of a downed plane in the Sahara who, once realizing that rescue is not coming, [[TheGreatRepair attempt to build a smaller airplane]] out of the remaining parts of their aircraft.

The movie was not as well received as [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix1965 the first adaptation from 1965]].


!!Tropes in this remake include:

* ActionizedAdaptation: In comparison to the original, including various sequences such as a more action-packed crash sequence (which includes the propeller take mentioned below), a lightning storm which almost makes the plane's gas reserves explode, a sandstorm that nearly wrecks the construction site, and the nomad sub-plot escalating with a gun battle and the nomads chasing after the ''Phoenix'' as she tries to lift off with intent of killing the crew (in revenge for them killing some nomads in self-defense on said gun battle).
* ATeamMontage: More so than the original.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When the propeller comes off the engine before the crash, it flies ''forward'' as if under its own power, [[NoArcInArchery while staying level with the plane]].
* ChekhovsGun: Liddle's watch, the catalog from Elliot's employer, the plane wreck and its contents.
* DeadlyDustStorm: The plane crashes after flying into a dust storm in the middle of the desert.
* FatalFamilyPhoto: subverted; both men who show pictures of their loved ones survive.
* {{Jerkass}}: Elliot. He takes potshots at Frank at every turn, lords his plane-design expertise over the rest of the group ("Everyone here is dispensable but me!") , takes water without considering the others,[[spoiler: kills the raider]] without a second thought, and regards [[spoiler: Alex's]] death simply as a loss of manpower. He's bad enough that [[spoiler: you nearly condone Ian's attempt to shoot him.]] He gets better, though.
** Captain Towns and AJ are both Jerkasses as well. They show no concern for the roughnecks who are losing their livelihood and insult them for failing to find oil. They basically treat these people as nothing more than a thankless job that they now have to do. Towns gets into the crash because he doesn't want to be with them longer.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Elliot's killing of the raider. A gunshot wound to the chest/abdomen in the middle of the desert is a pretty much unsurvivable situation. Due to blood loss, he would have required at least twice as much water to stay alive and likely would have been subject to severe sepsis within a day or two. And you can quite easily see the anger that spread amongst the survivors just by bringing him there - a fight was not far away. Sacrificing the entire crew to delay the death (there was no real way to save his life) of someone who very recently tried to murder them is not intelligent.
* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: A variation.
--> '''Alex:''' "Come to the Gobi," they said. "Great prospects," they said. "Sun, sand, oil."\\
'''Sammi:''' Well, two out of three ain't bad.
* MeaningfulName: The Phoenix. "Consumed itself in fire, rose renewed from the ashes." [[spoiler: It's also the namesake for Frank and A.J.'s new commercial flight service, "Phoenix Aviation."]]
* MidairRepair: The final action sequence includes Elliot having to climb the plane's fuselage to fix the controls as the ''Phoenix'' is picking up speed for takeoff in order for the plane to achieve this (and having to dodge gunfire from the angry nomads chasing the group as well).
* TheRemake
* RidingIntoTheSunset: The group flies off into the sunset, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue begins. [[NoEnding You never see them land.]] (They ''do'' land in the 1965 film.)
* SettingUpdate: To 2004. Note Music/OutKast's ''Hey Ya!'' playing on the CD player, and Ian's cellphone. Outside of that, few references to time periods are mentioned.
** Also the location has been moved from the Sahara in Libya to the Gobi desert in China/Mongolia.
* ShirtlessScene: You have a good long look at Dennis Quaid's abs right after they finish pulling the plane.
* ShotForShotRemake: It's not exact, but it's pretty close. The new version does not add or subtract much.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The remake added a girl, but deserves some credit for averting a TokenRomance.
* ToiletHumor: [[Creator/HughLaurie Ian]] walking away with a shovel and turning the sign from "vacant" to "occupied"
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A photo montage shown at the end.