First, the Recap:
The impossible is in the midst of taking place and the actions you take next will determine not just your own fate, but the destiny of 155 souls. This was the dilemma Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and his First Officer Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) had to face after taking off in US Airways Flight 1549 on a frigid January day in 2009. When unexpected complications shut down both engines, Sully makes the choice needed to try and ensure the safety of all aboard. In the wake of the incident, Sully and Skiles face off with NTSB head investigator Charles Porter (Mike O’Malley) and his team as they attempt to ascertain whether Sully in fact made the right call–or were there other options available in those 208 seconds.
Worth Seeing: YES
Folks, it’s Clint directing and Tom in the lead–what more really needs to be said? Based on the incredible true account dubbed ” The Miracle On The Hudson”, Eastwood wastes no time in delivering an extremely brisk, well-paced, drama-filled, pathos-laden effort with style and effectiveness, accomplishing it all in only 96 minutes. The plane sequences are amazingly shot, plus Hanks and Eckhart simply shine as the two men whose quick decision making based on decades of experience saved all 155 people on the flight. Excellent supporting turns from O’Malley as the NTSB investigator gunning for the truth, and Laura Linney as Sully’s apprehensive but completely supportive wife only add to the film’s quality. Even despite the portrayal of how the NTSB was is supposedly inaccurate, don’t let that stop you from seeing this film!
As always, this is all for your consideration and comment. Until next time, thank you for reading!