*Apparently “Alex Cross” the movie wasn’t very good for families, because it offended one family so much it resulted in an in-flight fight.
According to reports, a father traveling with his children asked a flight attendant to turn off his little ones’ monitors while the film was being shown.
When a flight attendant couldn’t do that, all hell broke loose.
The incident happened on a United flight from Denver to Baltimore on Feb. 2, but is just now coming to light after the family wrote about the experience in a letter to The Atlantic.
The film is rated PG-13, according to the Internet Movie Database, which summarizes the plot this way: “A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.”
It was the opening scenes that got the father’s heart pumping. When he didn’t get what he wanted, he took his matter to the captain, who didn’t respond to him directly.
Instead, the flight got diverted to Chicago, where authorities questioned the family.
The airline eventually booked them on a new flight.
The enraged father wrote a letter to The Atlantic and called the captain’s decision an “abuse of power.”
The man also decries “United’s decision to inflict upon minors grossly inappropriate cinematic content, without parents or guardians having the ability to opt out.”
“Had this been in a cinema or a restaurant, we would have simply left if the content were too violent, or too sexual, for a preschooler and a 2nd grader. Cruising at 30,000 feet, leaving was not an option,” the passenger wrote.