Sully

Sully, 2016 film starring Tom HanksAaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.  Another historically accurate depiction of real life events.  You can’t go wrong with Hanks and Director Clint Eastwood.

It’s the now famous story of Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger who helped write it, who lands a plane perfectly on the Hudson river right after take off when Canadian geese flew into and knocked out not one but both of the planes engines at the same time.  We see before, during and after that infamous flight.  What we didn’t see at the time is what the flight crew went through afterwards, how the NTSB did everything they could to blame it on human error and how the crew stuck to their guns that there was nothing else that could have been done.

This film gets top marks from me.  The visuals were stunning, I would have thought I was actually looking at a plane going into the river, it looked that real.  Hanks did a perfect job portraying Sully, he nailed it.  You got to know a bit about the man who glided that plane in.  You saw from the recreations that he made the only choice possible.  Not only was this film very entertaining to watch but very visually accurate to what we all saw on our tv’s.  Some true story telling veer away from the facts a bit but not his one.  Bang on, well done Mr Eastwood, one of your best directorial films.

 

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