By Suzanne A. Marshall from the February 2017 Edition
Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Director: Clint Eastwood
I knew I was guaranteed a good movie for two reasons: the director and the cast. It’s very difficult to go wrong with a Clint Eastwood film and the acting talents of Tom Hanks. The movie is billed as a biography. For me that means details and facts as opposed to fictional liberties. I am quite sure there had to be some allowances for improvising that would integrate the basic story with the aviation industry, the passengers and the families involved. Therefore, it was extremely interesting to see the details of the crash play out. Further, we get an inside look at the investigative ‘machinery’ that comes into play when such a dramatic and potentially-huge tragedy takes place.
That being said, the skills of the cast and filmmakers gave us a realistic, yet amazing production. The aircraft scenes and the forced landing were extremely well done. This is an excellent movie.
The IMDB rating is 7.5/10 based on about 104,000 viewers.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.