Initial Reaction: Video Review - SULLY

After a week off last week (thanks a lot, DreamWorks/Disney and 20th Century Fox) we were able to return with a new Initial Reaction review this weekend as the fall movie season officially kicked off with Sully. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, Sully tells of the titular man who became a hero after landing his plane along the water in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, saving all of the airplane's 155 crew members and passengers. The film marks the release of the second of three films that will star Hanks this year (the first being that of A Hologram for the King which you can and should rent now as well as his third outing as Robert Langdon in next month's Inferno), but likely what will turn out to be his most high-profile. After something of a return to the form in which all of America loves Hanks with 2013's Captain Phillips the actor has been on something of role turning in another solid performance in last year's respectable Steven Spielberg drama, Bridge of Spies, and now we have Hanks playing another real life character in a "based on a true story" movie that has delivered the fifth largest September opening of all-time with an estimated $35.5 million. This marks the largest September opening for Warner Bros. by nearly $12 million and the largest post-Labor Day opening of all-time. To put in perspective just how much Sully will mean to the third act of Hanks' career this is the first time since 2009's Angels & Demons that a live-action film starring Hanks has opened number one. Also of note is the fact Sully was the first Hollywood feature to be shot with 100% IMAX cameras and as a result pulled in an estimated $4 million from 375 IMAX locations. We here at Initial Reaction saw the film at our local Chenal 9 Plus IMAX theater and can attest to seeing it in this format if possible. The only other major release of the weekend was the thriller When the Bough Breaks which you can read my written review for, but otherwise be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel as we have a new review (or reviews) up each week!

Read my full Sully review here.

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