I really wanted to watch a good movie tonight. Regrettably, this wasn't it. I only got about halfway through this, but this is the story of an incompetent, helpless copilot. God help me from ever putting my life in the hands of someone so incompetent as this. I'm not going to go into detail about who I am, my experience, or much detail about what is and what is NOT "standard procedures".
Fact: If hijackers are outside the cockpit door, the aircraft isn't "safe". There are a number of ways they can take your aircraft down. As I pilot, you have a number of defenses and countermeasures that you can put into motion, but no, you don't sit by and manage the stick while marauders run freely through your aircraft killing crew and passengers. Second, if one of the bad guys gets in my cockpit, he's dead. If I have command of an aircraft, and the bad guy has incapacitated or killed my pilot or copilot, the bad guy doesn't get another bite at the apple. He's dead. Third, if I'm the last living pilot in the cockpit, I immediately belt in and mask up on oxygen. This copilot did none of those things, to safeguard his aircraft, crew, and passengers. I'd also guarantee that my aircraft picked up a heck of a tail wind upon dissent (just a hint, folks), and we'd get to an airport, ANY airport PDQ. There are military airports, small private airports, there are usually a host of options unless you're actually over the middle of the Atlantic. I'm not waiting and hour and a half to put that bird on the ground. The aircraft, crew, and pax are at risk every moment those bad guys are running free back there.
Again, I'm not going to go into all the details, but this "helpless" copilot routine was a disaster. I can't speak for European pilots, but no American pilot would do this. If you're in control and command of your aircraft, you are never "helpless". You have (in this case) almost 90 souls on board to protect. This portrayal of a copilot was highly unprofessional.
I just couldn't finish the movie. Just two awful and unrealistic to bear to watch.