Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers.
What trailer tells us
Plane dramas based on actual events always have a way of producing a tense feature. If you haven’t seen Flight (2012) then I would recommend you give it a watch before viewing this because both look oddly familiar. The difference is it is primarily based on a true story and the main character Chesley Sullenberger is one of the reasons our planes have such reliable aviation safety today. The story in itself is interesting because although he saved 155 passengers due to plane failure the oddness of him landing the plane in Hudson River compelled investigators and reporters to try and point significant blame on him. This film will show the heroics of “Sully” but also the unfortunate investigation placed on him. An interesting comparison to the fictional movie Flight because the pilot in that film was hardly scrutinised for his apparently drunk actions but in this real story we are faced to watch someone questioned for brave actions which saved 155 lives.
If the film focuses on the heroics and the scrutiny as the core, which it looks to be doing then we are in for a decent movie. If you research the actual events from 2009 then you can guess how this film will end, but I do not think this story will be really about the conclusion – it will be more about the events that surrounded it.
As for performances and direction; Tom Hanks rarely fails when it comes to a good performance so we can expect an all-around act from him. Clint Eastwood in his recent films manages to make the best use of a script, and if he applies the same principles to Sully, then I am sure it will offer a well-structured film.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Anna Gunn and Aaron Eckhart
Director: Clint Eastwood
Excitement rating: 4 stars out of 5
By Dan Hart
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