‘Sully’ provides action, suspense

Sabrina Dennis and Sara Kupperschmid

Be ready to grip your seats: though viewers are aware of the ending from the very beginning,
Sully is a movie based on an event that happened on Jan. 15, 2009, the plane crash landing in the middle of the Hudson river. Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood, we know it is bound to have some suspense.
We know everyone lives and it was a successful landing, but what most of us don’t know is what went on for months after the incident. The movie follows up on everything that went down post-crash. We see how the investigation goes and how The National Transportation Safety Board were trying to make this a bad thing even though no one died.
The Safety Board had an obvious goal to ruin Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s career for not following the books. According to his First Officer, there are many steps to take in order for pilots to land their passengers safely. But does this make allowances for humanity and panic?
Over the course of the movie, scenes seem to fly by. One moment, it is daylight and the next, it is 2 a.m. If they don’t pay close attention, the audience could lose track of time and not know what is occurring.
The cinematography and audio quality is such a high quality that it feels as if we were falling out of the sky ourselves. Different scenarios play out through the movie and each time the viewers feel as if they were a passenger on this flight.


We give the movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars, due to minor details. There were timing details that seemed to throw some of the audience off. It took a second for us to actually figure out what had just happened or where it took place. Other than these few details, this is a definite must-see film.