Sully, which was recently released in the box office, has had overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. It debuted with a 155.4 million USD revenue with only a budget of 60 million USD. The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, stars actors Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart as the main protagonists of the movie.
The plot focuses on the true story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger landing US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River after the plane’s main engines were struck by a flock of geese. Captain Sully was able to save the lives of the passengers on board the flight and was hailed a hero for being able to perform such a miracle. However, after being rescued by coast guard officials and other boats who rushed to the aid of the passengers, Sully faced the possibility of not being able to pilot aircrafts anymore. Sully is forced to cooperate in an investigation in whether he could’ve landed the plane at one of the two nearby runways instead of landing in the river. He was proven wrong by many simulations showing that he had enough time to land at either airport and was discredited by many media sources and news stations. However, Sully believes his intuition was correct and that if he hadn’t acted using his past experiences as guidelines for his actions, the passengers of Flight 1549 would not be alive today. Sullenberger, who served in the military as a fighter jet pilot before changing career paths into civil aviation services, was hailed as a national hero.
The movie is somewhat slow and not very action packed, however the storyline is very interesting and intense. The scenes are not explosive and fast-paced, but there are some emotional and exhilarating scenes that make up for the lack of intensity. It is appropriate for audiences of all ages but appeals to those who like movies mainly for storyline and plot sequences. Sully is currently rated a 7.9/10 on IMDb and a 82% on Rotten Tomatoes which are very high ratings. It is a cunning and extraordinary movie and perfectly conveys real-life miracles.