How do you make a story where a disaster was averted and with a less than exciting character? Sully proves that any story and character can be exciting if done right.
Tom Hanks is stoic as Capt. Sully, who saves the lives of 155 people on board a plane that lands in the Hudson. That crash scene is truly awe inspiring and some of the finest use of CGI that I could remember.
As for the rest of the movie, it's an exploration in heroism and how everyday people react is riveting as well.
A solid Texan-flavored movie that is enjoyable and surprisingly funny. Ben Foster is terrific as one half of a pair of bank-robbing brothers. Chris Pine is solid as wel. Jeff Bridges is excellent as the Texas ranger who is chasing them. Well thought out plot and timely story make this one of the best films of the year.
(Let's see If I can go through this whole interview without mentioning a 1968 science fiction masterpiece by name.)
Christopher Nolan is one of the most ambitious directors working today in Hollywood. His themes are ambitious. His stories are ambitious. His vision is ambitious Hell, even his tracking shots are ambitious. After a while though, his films could start to feel the same. What makes Interstellar stand out from his other films is the (not so strong) emotional journey.
Movies and magic go hand in hand. The best magic trick is where you doesn't question how the trick was pulled off, but how awe inspired you are. The same goes for movies. Méliès was, after all, a magician turned filmmaker who used many of his tricks to create special effects for his films (You've all seen Hugo).
Alfonso Cuaron is not a Director, but a Magician and Gravity pulls of a spectacular and emotional trick.
The visual effects are…