I may be biased because I love Tom Hanks but I thought this movie was so good. I saw it in the RPX and the sound was amazing. Clint Eastwood will definitely be getting his annual Oscar for sound editing. It’s kinda slow in the beginning, I won’t lie, but it’s all necessary for the end of the movie. The lead up to climax can seem like it drags on if you already know the story. I’m not surprised they included such vivid detail.
The movie is also surprisingly funny. I didn’t think humor could really fit in this type of dramatic movie, but it worked for me. Tom Hanks is my favorite actor and I think he did a phenomenal job of acting. I really enjoyed the cinematography in this movie, especially the shots of them in the airplane and when it was crashing into the water. The whole movie was beautifully shot, but I would expect nothing less from Clint Eastwood. Eastwood is the perfect director for a movie like this. You could take one look at it and see his signature style.
I’ve watched this movie a few times. I could probably watch it a few more times unlike Captain Phillips, another Tom Hanks movie, that wasn’t bad but once or twice was enough for me. Some movies need to be seen in a theater, and this was definitely worth watching on the big screen. It was just as beautiful on my TV screen at home, but the sound was what really made a difference.
If you already know the details of the crash, the first half of the movie may not seem like it’s worth watching. I found it kind of endearing to get to know the people who were on the plane, even though it really wasn’t necessary. Overall, it’s a great movie, and I highly recommend watching this if you haven’t already.
My Score: 9.5/10
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