Pitt in IB was a caricature, and a comedic one. I think that's the only saving grace for him in that film...which still works better without that performance.
Anyhow, I gotta watch Flight again, but I don't remember me being emotionally invested in either that or Allied. In fact, I really disliked Allied. I don't think Zemeckis pulled those off, and I think he's been in a decline since Castaway, really.
Again, his type of romanticized picturesque aesthetic works better for sci-fi as it's an unknown. His version of WWII just felt dated, and I mean the 80s.
I say Bob should start writing again.
Contact 2: Lavender married Foster & McConaughey head off to see space dad David Morse again who's retconned as a transsexual alien having previously taken the appearance of her closeted gay father (also retconned). Where's the IMAX presale???