Benz Eye View: Sully

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Sully

Pros:

1.) As usual, Tom Hanks is fantastic playing his role.  In this case, he is a somewhat traumatized, yet responsible character who did his best to save all 155 passengers, and has to deal with the questions asked by the media.  His performance and character makes the film more personal.  All the other actors did great as well, like Aaron Eckhart as the co-pilot.  As Sully points out in the film, they are instrumental to the main character.

2.) It is interesting to see that the plot of the film deals with the aftermath of US Airways Flight 1549, and I am glad it deals with that (mainly because if it is about Flight 1549, this film would be short).  At first, I thought it was a dumb idea, because why would you question someone who saved everyone on the plane.  As it progressed, I can see where the film is going, and it gives out an interesting message.  You will understand when you see it yourself, or maybe this will help.

3.) The plane crash and rescue is very tense and thrilling.  While it is shown in a flashback sequence (so you know everyone survives), you understand how the passengers and the pilots are feeling when this accident happened to them.  It also really helps out in the main plot…

 

Cons:

1.) …Speaking of planes, do not expect the best-looking CG planes you will ever see.  They look like they belong to a video game instead of a movie.

2.) A couple of flashbacks may not be necessary, but if you think about it, they are probably needed to show a bit of backstory for Sully when it comes to the plot.

 

Overall:

I heard about the US Airways Flight 1549 when I was just a sophomore in high school (I feel so old).  I thought it was a great for Captain Sully to save everyone in that flight.  When I heard there is a film about this, and there is more to it, I thought, “What is there to show?  He saved everyone in that plane.  Is it really necessary?”  What the film has shown interests me.  It actually makes sense what happens to Captain Sully after the crash, and I never thought about what happened to him after the crash back then.  With that said, this film is fantastic.  I can think of very few flaws about the film, but the pros outweigh the cons.  If you want to see a film about the events of US Airways Flight 1549, its aftermath, and a personal look at Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, go and see it.  See an actual American hero onscreen.

10/10

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