OVERVIEW: Experience the romance, struggle and triumph of legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart as she chases love and lives her dreams in Amelia, landing on Blu-ray Disc with Digital Copy and DVD February 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Hailed as ďThe Queen of the Air,Ē Amelia boldly flew into the annals of history with her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Bound by ambition and love, her enduring marriage to George Putnam could not be broken by her determination to fly, or a secret passionate affair. Equal parts gripping drama, stirring romance and epic adventure, Amelia will take your breath away and send your spirit soaring!
REVIEW: The prelude to the screening of this film was very interesting. A woman got up in front of the audience and said a few words. She was representing The Ninety Nines, Inc. This organization of women pilots was established in 1929 by 99 of them to provide mutual support and advancement of aviation. There were approximately 10 to 15 female pilots present in the theater who stood up and were applauded. Another special treat was the presence of an elderly lady whose husband helped fuel the plane for one of Amelia Earhartís famous flights. It was almost like touching history. Her final announcement was that Hilary Swank, who plays Amelia, had decided to pursue obtaining a pilotís license as a result of her involvement in this picture. So you see there is a lot more to this than just the story of Amelia
Earhart. But then again, she is the focal point. Oh and by the way, she was the first president of the Ninety Nines.
Amelia was a pioneer, a true American hero, and a world-wide celebrity. But more than that, she was a brave and determined woman with an incredible spirit whose home was in the sky. It is where she felt the most comfortable and where she felt free. Freedom and flight were Ameliaís top priorities. Hilary Swank does a fabulous job of bringing Amelia to life on the big screen. She really nailed the role. It is by far the most enjoyable aspect of this movie. She really looked the part in every way: the wardrobe, the hairdo, the eye brows, the freckles, her speech and accent, and of course, that incredible smile. Hilary also brought her attitude and demeanor, her passion and determination, and most importantly, her love for flying. Hilary personified Amelia almost perfectly. Iím not saying that she is for sure going to be nominated for an Oscar for this role, but I will definitely not be surprised if she does. Both Richard Gere as George Putnam and Ewan McGregor as Gene Vidal gave decent performances but nothing to write home about. And thatís pretty much it for the main characters. But these three do entertain us with the little love triangle they got going on with Amelia stuck in the middle.
This movie was okay but not great. It was very historical (although I canít confirm its accuracy) but entertaining, not so much. It did seem to have some actual footage of Ameliaís appearances which was pretty good. Once again, its Hilaryís performance that makes the movie worthwhile. The next best aspect is probably the breathtaking cinematography. Of course as you can imagine when the subject is flight all over the world, you would have to conclude that the cinematography is going to be beautiful and it is. Accomplished Director Mira
Nair, born in India, has done a good job with this film and she fulfilled her goal of bringing a synopsis of the life of Amelia Earhart to the big screen. It just seems like something is missing though. I donít think your average moviegoer is going to like this movie. They might be bored by it; unless you enjoy history, famous women in history, aviation, or are a fan of Amelia
Earhart. Then you should consider it.
By Cine Marcos
DVD: Amelia is
presented in a widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio preserving its theatrical
released format. The picture is complemented with a 5.1 Dolby
Digital audio in English, Spanish and French. In terms of
special features, the DVD only includes deleted
scenes and a short standard "Making of" featurette. It
also includes seven Movietone News Reels.
Spanish and Francais 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
The Power of Amelia Earhart
Users Review Amelia
Her words are inspirational and inspiring to others. She has words of wisdom and yet shows a sense of bravery at the same time. This movie reminded me of Titanic because it was a love story and a true story intertwined in the drama of real life and someone who didn't give up on her dream! She had beautiful quotes that were a masterpiece in the art of literature, and was considered a popular woman of her time. She is a wonderful role model for everyone, because of her dreams, and because of her kind personality.
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