Sully – a film with a message that is so positive, life-affirming and selfless

Capt. Sully with passengers inside airplane

“It is a rare and beautiful thing to find a film with a message that is so positive, life-affirming and selfless that you just have to give it five halos before the viewing. But that’s just the thing about US Airways Flight 1549 pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) – he’s just that kind of a hero,” says Rev. Bruce Batchelor-Glader, East Ohio’s movie reviewer. “But that’s just the thing about US Airways Flight 1549 pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) – he’s just that kind of a hero. On a very cold January morning in 2009, just two minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, his plane came into direct contact with a flock of geese that flew into both jet engines, knocking out the power and requiring quick thinking to avert a major crash. Sully discerned that a return flight to the airport was going to be impossible and decided to attempt a water landing in the Hudson River, an emergency tactic that had never been tried, with no guarantee of success.  Along with co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) and a flight crew that was able to control the passengers with efficiency, this nearly-impossible feat was accomplished, with every person on board saved. According to National Transportation Safety Board member Kitty Higgins this was the “most successful ditching in aviation history”. This event became known as “The Miracle on the Hudson”.”

That’s the great story and message behind “Sully”. And then there’s the movie itself. Read full review …