Movie Review #1: Sully

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

sully-imageEver since the past summer started, I fell in love with movies and watched 1-3 movies a week regularly with my dad. He has always loved movies, and we are now watching them in theaters and at home. The films are topics that range from zombies to heroes and everything in between. As a result of watching so many, I have learned to analyze them very well. I obtain information about them like, statistics, box office, reviews and much more. I then get information from multiple websites, like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB.

First of all Sully is a true story about Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles. In 2009, Sullenberger successfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River during an emergency landing. Nobody had ever landed a plane in water or trained for an event like that. The movie was not only about the “crash,” but about the story afterward. The NTSB believed the plane had enough fuel to return to the airport, and that he did not have to endanger the lives of all 150 passengers.

DANVILLE, CA - JANUARY 24: US Airways pilot Chelsey B. Sullenberger III arrives at a celebration in his honor January 24, 2009 in Danville, California. Captain Sullenberger, who has been hailed as a hero, was honored for guiding his crippled airliner to safe landing in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 on board on January 16. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
The Real Chelsey B. Sullenberger (Sully)

Tom Hanks (Sully) pulled off a magnificent performance. However, there are two things you can be sure about in life. You should never fly with Malaysia Airlines, and you should never travel with Tom Hanks. In Captain Philips, Sully, and Castaway, something happens to Hanks’ vehicle.

The effects and the directing by Clint Eastwood in Sully had the audience emerged into the movie during certain parts. The CGI felt real, and they, used a real plane when filming in the Hudson River. However, this movie still wasn’t great. It was pretty good, but not great. Sure, the water landing and the plane scenes were fantastic, but we start off the movie knowing that everybody is going to turn out fine. The story and aftermath of the crash were interesting and exciting.

An interesting fact is Sully and Tom Hanks first met at an Oscar party. Tom Hanks asked Chelsey how he was handling all the attention. He responded saying that he had made peace with the title of “National Hero.” He would not call himself a hero, but he appreciates being called one. That is the attitude of a real hero. Harrison Ford also gave advice to Sully.

In a year of disappointing and overhyped movies (Suicide Squid, Batman vs. Superman, etc.), this film still manages to be one of the best films of the year, so far. It does not keep you on the edge of your seat, but it manages to keep you entertained. It is worth your money.

On a scale of 1-10, this movie gets…

ZombieScore: 8



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