<i>The Aviator</i> focuses on Hughes life between when he moved to Los Angeles and flew the Spruce Goose. The movie successfully captures the aspects of Hughes's personalities, complex, tireless, and charisma, that that captivated America in the 1920s through the late 1940s. It also demonstrates how he became increasingly crippled over time his worsening mental illness. However, the film's explanation for the cause of his mental health problems is simplistic.
The movie also shows tries to focuses Hughes's reputation as a womanizer. His relationships with Katherine Hepburn and Ava
Gradner are explored in the movie, but The Avaitor ignores both his marriage and how he sexually harrassed women throughout his movie career.
Hughes was an outstanding pilot who took extraordinary risks. Whether he Scorsese’s motion picture does capture the brilliance and his slow descent into mental illness and even alludes to his later years that were marred by instability
, when he lived as a virtual recluse.