Eastwood’s “Sully” does justice to the ‘miracle on the Hudson’

Nicholas Ronk, Reporter


Some heroes, especially the humble ones, never really get the attention they deserve. For Captain Chesley Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks), he received plenty of attention, but not all of it was was in good intent.

Based on the true story of the “miracle on the Hudson,” Clint Eastwood’s, Sully focuses on much more than just the landing of the airplane into the Hudson River. It is about the ensuing NTSB investigation and claims that he made the wrong decision to land in the river. While this classified investigation is going on, the media and public praise Sullenberger, and he must adapt to a lifestyle as a hero in the eyes of the public and an enemy in the eyes of the NTSB. It is one of the best directed films of the year.

Utilizing both wonderfully shot angles and immense special effects, the reenactment of Sully’s landing on the Hudson Rivers gives the viewer ice in their veins each time they watch it.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, this film uses the perfect combination of realism, humor, and the brutal reality of the incident to make the perfect based-on-a-true-story film.

Although this won’t keep you on the edge of your seats at every scene, it will do it’s fair share throughout the movie. I highly recommend seeing this movie, if you enjoy rather serious, but still eventful films.