by Mica Wilhite
The best way to understand “Sully” is with numbers. US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320 that took off from New York on 01.15.09. After only about 100 seconds
and at an altitude of only 2,800 feet, both engines of the plane were disabled. 208 seconds later, the plane and everyone on board were in the Hudson River with only 24 minutes until the aircraft would sink into the icy waters that were only 2 degrees above freezing.
The story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and the miraculous landing of his plane has now been retold by Hollywood icon and Academy Award winning director Clint Eastwood. The film is absorbing to watch as it is the first to be shot entirely with Digital IMAX cameras. Tom Hanks, an actor who has played a captain in five different movies and spent considerable time in an airport terminal, was the obvious “Best Actor” for the role of Sully.
While the purpose of the story is to portray how the National Transportation Safety Board conducted their investigation, the story’s drama does not really come from wondering if Sully will maintain his heroic pilot status.
Rather, it is the vivid recounting of Sully’s experienced decision-making and piloting that keeps the audience’s attention. In the end, 155 souls were still alive after their plane, presumably destined to crash, was witnessed flying across the New York skyline only a few years after 9/11.
And perhaps the most touching moment of the film was when Sully’s wife (Laura Linney) realizes her husband was “one of the them.”
“Sully” (96 minutes) is showing at the Marshall Cinema with a PG-13 rating for some language.
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