Award-winning director Clint Eastwood takes another successful stab at a biopic-turned-movie just recently. Starring Tom Hanks in the lead role as the US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, it was a meaningful portrayal over difficult life-changing choices.
The life-changing event depicted in the film only lasted close to six minutes in real life, according to Moviefone.
But Eastwood was strategic in releasing "Sully" to cinemas this week, as well as making sure the media hype surrounding it nowadays was kept as low key as possible.
Due to the reality-based film's way of evoking human emotions in the midst of an actual life crisis set in 2009, "Sully" managed to surpass box office sales in just a matter of days.
Also, the underlying controversy which hounded the two individuals' lives after the "Miracle on the Hudson" experience wasn't an easy play by Eastwood, Hanks, and Aaron Eckhart into the movie adaptation.
"Sully" could be similar to a real life-and-death scenario at the time when the Sept. 11 bombing of the Twin Towers happened. Even though the unforgettable tragedy, which claimed hundreds of people, could in no way compare to the number of lives that were saved by an airline pilot's decision a few years after - an altruistic sense of humanity still prevailed.
Aaron Eckhart was only a supporting actor in "Sully", yet his charisma and cool demeanor was as equal to that of Hanks' as Captain Sullenberger. These two notable actors drove more than 50 percent of women audiences on its first showing, says Fortune.
An audience survey revealed that more than 80 percent of audiences who watched "Sully" were over 25 years old, giving the film a huge chance at landing another directorial win for Eastwood and high nominations for Hanks.
The numbers have paved the way for a strong start for the 2016 line of memorable fall movies. "Sully" is a real-life drama movie which offers a scenario of how life can be the most precious in its most dire moments.