One of the most daring feats of aviation in the last few years has been the “Miracle on the Hudson.” When an airplane strikes multiple birds just after takeoff, it looses both engines and is stuck on a slow descent towards the ground. With no other options, pilots Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles are forced to land the plane in the Hudson River. They managed to successfully land the plane on the river, saving all 155 passengers on board. It is one of the most amazing things the world has ever seen. Now, we have the official biopic on the event, titled Sully.
This film covers the events of the landing while also getting into the investigation of what happened during the landing. As Captain Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and First Officer Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) are subjected to a series questions about what they did and why they did it, they start to question whether or not they are the heroes people claim they are.
Probably my favorite parts of the movie were the scenes of the actual event. They were expertly made, very thrilling, and visually perfect. The event is presented in three ways: from Sully’s POV, from the passengers’ POV, and from the POV of the people outside the plane. This gave a look at what everyone was doing when the event happened. I thought that was very interesting way to take the story.
Apart from the actual event, the performances from Hanks and Eckhart were great. I thought they did a fabulous job portraying the actual people. Because of his unique look and voice I don’t think Tom Hanks is the best choice to portray actual people but he always has an innate ability of making us love anything he does. I did feel like the investigation scenes weren’t as engaging as they could have been, but the event scenes were so thrilling that they made the movie great all together.
In the end, I thought Sully was a wonderful movie. It was interesting to see all the stuff that happened to these men afterward, even when they did something so heroic. I didn’t think it was as great as I thought it could have been, but I still really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know what really happened with the “Miracle of the Hudson.”