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Sully (2016)

Sully (2016)


Tom Hanks
Aaron Eckhart
Laura Linney

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Sully is a full Tom Hanks show, with a perfect execution by the star director Clint Eastwood. Hanks snowy hair and moustache to match jumps at you from the moment the movie gets going.
Based on a real-life incident this biographical drama makes the best of its story, and raises a glass to the heroes of the skies whose job has been to get us from one destination to another.

The plot is based on the book Highest Duty which was written by Chesley Sullenberger (Sully) and Jeffrey Zaslow.
Like I said above, it is a full Tom Hanks show with him taking control of the movie and every scene he was in was masterful. Not that the supporting cast of Aaron Echart and Laura Linney were not also good in their delivery, but Hanks stole the show.
Everyone involved made sure you had a safe flight from the first scene to the last. The movie received accolades from critics and did well in the box office making more than three times its production cost. The movie however faced criticism from the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) who saw the movie portray them as villains, as they were placed in the negative – as prosecutors of the innocent.
They are right about how they were portrayed in the movie as the villains, but it is hard to take any sides as I have not read the book portraying the incident.

The many CGI and effects that this movie had on display is worth seeing, the movies pace is well done.

The movie focuses on the event that happened on January 15, 2009. US Airways Flight 1549 (an Airbus plane) took off from New York’s heading to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Barely after takeoff the plan strikes a flock of Canadian geese and damaging the planes two engines.
With no engine power, Sully could not follow the directions from the tower to land the plane on the possible tarmacs given and had to land the plane on the Hudson River.

All 155 lives on the plane were saved so were the flight crew, but the plane was damaged. After the incident, the NTSB was querying Sully’s decision to land the plane on the river and argued that one of the engines was still operational.

Sully stood his ground and stuck to his story, but has to face a board which will determine if the incident will be deemed heroic or a pilot error.

Sully is a good movie to go see, that is certain.


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