Miracle tale lands on screen

Hannah Gray, Staff Writer

Director Clint Eastwood’s shortest movie yet, “Sully,” received sky high ratings across the board.

At one hour and 36 minutes, this PG-13 dramatic retelling of the “Miracle on the Hudson” reached people all across America, telling the heroic story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, played by Tom Hanks, and his co-pilot Jeff Skiles, played by Aaron Eckhart.

Perhaps the most intriguing element of this story is that it happened so recently. On Jan. 15, 2009, Sullenberger successfully landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.

The movie follows the controversial story of what happened in the 208 seconds between the time of dual engine loss caused by a flock of birds being sucked into the engines and the historic landing, resulting in all 155 passengers and crew members surviving.

Leaving watchers wanting more of the story of the heroic captain, “Sully” is definitely a movie to see and experience through the eyes of the man himself.