“Blade Runner 2049” is cued up on an airplane headrest screen during a flight out of Seattle this year. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)Depending on what kind of air traveler you are, the inflight movie entertainment could either serve as a welcome distraction during flying or just make matters worse when it comes to your nerves.
Alaska Airlines released its list of the 10 most watched inflight movies by passengers who used the airline in 2018 — and we’re not sure what some of these titles say about the way people want to be entertained at 35,000 feet.
The list is topped by “Oceans 8,” the crime caper starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling and more.
“Ready Player One”
“Murder on the Orient Express”
“Battle of the Sexes”
“Blade Runner 2049”
Some other tense action could be found in “Rampage,” “Ready Player One,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Wonder Woman,” “Justice League,” and “Blade Runner 2049.” As Alaska said in its blog post — so much for comforting, feel-good classics.
I managed to catch “Blade Runner 2049” from the back of the headrest in front of me on one flight across the country and another over the ocean to Hawaii. While it was certainly more beautiful on the big screen at Seattle’s Cinerama, it did the trick on an airplane screen with its ability to make me forget where I was for more than two hours.