Even by the standards of a biopic about an incredibly famous man at the center of an incredibly famous real-life event there isn’t a ton of suspense in Sully. Everyone who was alive and conscious on January 15, 2009 remembers what happened that day, when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after the plane was struck by birds during takeoff.(I certainly do; I’d just arrived at my condo for the Sundance Film Festival and watched the rescue efforts unfold on live television.)
Clint Eastwood was welcomed to the stage with an iconic western themed song along with a backdrop of a 20 foot tall image of young Eastwood. Eastwoods speech was wise, funny, and full of compasion for the american people. If you missed it, watch the video below of Clint Eastwood, actor and director, giving a speach at the 2012 Republican National Convention on August 30th.