I take offense to theIdea that ths movie doesnt offer much more than mindless entertainment.
Flight 29 Down has ALWAYS (the movie included) Shown the viewers the necessity of a proper social structure, the value of working together and how important it is to think of others before thinking of yourself. It demonstrates the value of hard work, team work, that work CAN be fun, and that being an airhead isn't a positive thing. I wonder if the reviewer even saw the movie let alone the series that it is based on and the "flashback" scenes are from.
Parents, This is a fun but educational (don't tell the kids) movie for the family and it is well worth taking the time to sit with the kids, regardless of age, and enjoy. It will remind you why, for over a century newspapers depended on kids in the age group depicted for their primary distribution channel.