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Sully

#1 Post by stuartboy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:11 pm

Surprisingly good and of course believable. Not the Airport-style disaster movie that one might have expected, and the flashback method works really well.
Several times I wanted to applaud Captain Sully.

Another good one from Clunk Eastwood and Tim Honks morphs splendidly into the title character.
Advise staying to watch the credits as after the still photos of the plane and rescue there is some footage of the real passengers and a reunion with them and Sully and the plane.

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Re: Sully

#2 Post by Beate » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:25 pm

I was very lucky to get last minute tickets to this at Islington, which was packed.

This was absolutely brillant. I was miffed at first when the action seemed to start AFTER the landing, but don't you worry, you're getting your action in flashbacks. You're actually getting it twice. Even the second time, having no doubt about the outcome, you sit there with your heart in your mouth.

I thought it was really inspired to focus on the aftermath and the investigation that nearly ruined Sullenberger's career because they insisted that one of the engines wasn't blown and that a return to La Guardia would have meant a safe landing and an intact plane.

I was honestly welling up quite a few times during the film, and yes, Eastwood knows how to manipulate the audience, especially with the after credits, but I didn't mind. Sully is a hero. Even the air traffic controller didn't think you could land a plane on water and was distraught when the plane disappeared off his radar. That says a lot.

I hope I'll never have to hear these words on a flight: "This is your captain. Brace for impact."

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Re: Sully

#3 Post by prettyxcool » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:19 pm

Ended up going to 02 Centre at Finchley Road. It was packed.

Clint has done it again. Great story telling and great acting. Top notch drama. 8/10
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#4 Post by stuartboy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:20 pm

Brace, brace, brace. Head down. Stay down. Brace, brace. Brace.
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#5 Post by RandomHajile » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:12 am

great movie, felt longer that 90min, in a good way. gonna have to catch it again in imax as its shown 24% bigger like imax skyfall

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#6 Post by The Sparrow » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:12 am

RandomHajile wrote:great movie, felt longer that 90min, in a good way. gonna have to catch it again in imax as its shown 24% bigger like imax skyfall
It is definitely a film to see in IMAX, not only for the visuals but the sound quality too.
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#7 Post by McG » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:16 pm

Saw this tonight using Limitless Card and was very impressed particularly with Tom Hanks who was excellent as Captain Sully. It was strange to feel such emotion when I know the end result but didn't appreciate both his personal trauma of flash backs and nightmares or the investigation board. I remember the actual event and how he was hailed a hero but then the cost of the plane became an issue and what in theory he could have done. I was particularly moved by the air traffic controller and his sense of loss losing a plane from the screen.
I could watch this again no probs.
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Re: Sully

#8 Post by fillumboy2 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:54 pm

An old-fashioned movie, in the best possible sense, from Clint.

The interweaving of the different timelines is very well-handled and excellent performances all round - especially Aaron Eckhart's 'tache :-)

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