Becky and I went to see “United 93” last week on opening night. The MovieFone website at United 93 describes the movie as follows:
“Bloody Sunday director Paul Greengrass marks the five-year anniversary on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States with this largely speculative meditation on the events that took place onboard the fourth hijacked plane, and the heroic actions of the passengers who gave their lives to ensure the safety of others. Told in real time and acted out by a cast of unknowns who were provided with detailed studies of their real-life counterparts, United 93 attempts to reconstruct the airborne tragedy from the view of the ground and flight controllers, the passengers, and their nervous families awaiting word on the fate of their loved ones. As the terrified travelers and crew gradually become aware of the historical events taking place on the ground so far beneath them, the 90 minutes in which a random collection of strangers realized their fate and came together to confront an unthinkable threat are re-created. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide”
United 93 was a surprisingly very good film. I wasn’t sure I wanted to see it, but Becky really wanted to and I am glad that we did. I remember standing in our kitchen on September 11th watching in disbelief as the World Trade Center buildings were attacked by terrorists. The tragedy of that day and the media coverage that followed was enough for me and I figured that this movie would be a disaster about the disaster.
Well, I was wrong and this was a very good film. Becky and I both thought that it was extremely well done and what we appreciated about it most was that it was not only about what took place on flight 93. The movie gave the audience a perspective of what September 11th was like for the military leaders, the FAA, air traffic controllers as well as the hero’s on board United flight 93.
This is not a movie for children, it’s rated R and is definitely a movie for adults. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, we would recommend it. Most movie theaters are not showing Previews with this film, so make sure you arrive on time. It is definitely worth the trip.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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