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#16 MorganX

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:32

Not what I was expecting but yes, awesome. Great performances all around.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:34

My DPE (designated pilot examiner) is a US airways captain + check airman, he knew sullenburger quite well.

Part of the inspiration for the movie could have come from this too: http://en.wikipedia....ines_Flight_232


Flight 232 crashed 25 mins away from me.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:53

Great film! Do not go into it expecting 'action'. The guy could have been driving a bus, but It highlights the pitfalls of substance abuse (alcohol or whatever), and its consequences, end of.

Great performance, once again, from Mr W! :)



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What the hell has the 'Hudson River' got to do with this movie lol? Sullenberger was a true hero, the guy in the movie ain't, if you watched and understood it correctly.



The Hudson River incident doesn't have anything to do with the movie directly, but what we are saying is, the movie seems to have been inspired by the events that took place that day on January 15, 2009. Denzel Washington's character as a pilot is that of a man who's skill and wisdom saved most of his crew and passengers from certain death. Captain Sullenberger was that man in real life (minus the drugs and alcohol of course). His experience, wisdom and quick thinking saved his plane, passengers and crew. Not 1 person was killed and that my friend is amazing.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:24

His experience, wisdom and quick thinking saved his plane, passengers and crew. Not 1 person was killed and that my friend is amazing.

Don't forget luck ;) There was both a lot of skill and luck involved.

You could be the best pilot in the world but there might come a time when your luck has run out and there's nothing you can do (Alaska Air 261). It's why the FAA/NTSB has "act of god" as one of the accident causes.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:32

The Hudson River incident doesn't have anything to do with the movie directly, but what we are saying is, the movie seems to have been inspired by the events that took place that day on January 15, 2009. Denzel Washington's character as a pilot is that of a man who's skill and wisdom saved most of his crew and passengers from certain death. Captain Sullenberger was that man in real life (minus the drugs and alcohol of course). His experience, wisdom and quick thinking saved his plane, passengers and crew. Not 1 person was killed and that my friend is amazing.


It's still nothing to do with the Sullenberger incident.

The character in the movie maybe had quick thinking and great wisdom yes, but its all too easy to stand back and say, hey, no one died, he done good. Shoe on the other foot. Your family perished with the same guy trying to save them, he survived, but would you be blessing him the same, had you found out he was unfit to fly/drive under the influence?

No. You would be suing his ass, and wanting to string him up at the same time, along with trying to get to grips with why others post nonsensical comments/videos, that have absolutely nothing in relation to this topic.

The movie has 'nothing' to do with, or even relate to 'anything' regarding the Sullenberger case, in fact, his name is 'tarred' when spoken in the same breath as Whip Whitaker, fictional, or not, who cares. It may be amazing yes, but I truly hate bull****!



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