Tom Hanks got his chance to reprise his role as Captain “Sully” Sullenberger on SNL this week, only it would seem that fame has gone to this version’s head. He’s back in the cockpit and showing just how much he loves flying, but there’s a catch. Since he’s been gone from the flight game for a bit, he’s forced to spend some time in the second-in-command role and it’s not something that sits well with him.
Donald Trump peels off his exterior to play Alec Baldwin here, the captain’s captain that served in Desert Storm and is the hero for small cockpit visitors across the nation. I’m not even sure you can do that in reality anymore, but I’d like to think that it is still a possibility in a post-9/11 world. How will the remake of Airplane work without it?
Jealous Sully is my favorite version of Sully, though. If this was the entire film, I would’ve watched in a heartbeat and put it on the same pedestal I put Summer School. Shoop and Sully doing a road trip would be the perfect feel good summer film. Here we get to see a Sully that likes to brag that he’s met Ellen, show off his free Apple watch, and has a desire to take his planes directly back to the Hudson.
That’s another film that might be interesting, a pilot that can’t stop landing his flights in the middle of the Hudson river. They just keep letting him fly over and over but he can’t stop.