On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart and directed by Clint Eastwood, Sully
tells the story of those harrowing minutes and their aftermath on the men involved. Based on the book Highest Duty
by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, Sully was largely overlooked when the Academy Award nominations were announced last week.
That's a shame.
Hanks gives a solid performance in the title role. He lets us see the man behind the hero - his doubts and fears before, during and after he landed a jumbo jet in the Hudson River.
Eastwood takes what amounts to about three minutes of actual time and makes a movie that is both moving and entertaining.
The rescue scene alone is worth the price of admission.
Even thought the Academy overlooked Sully, you shouldn't. It's a classic story of a man taking on nature and "the man." You really should give it a look.
Sully is available on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the 2-disc Special Edition DVD features the film in standard definition. All Blu-ray products include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own Sully via purchase from digital retailers.