'An affecting and fitting tribute to the unlikely heroes who lost their lives'
Are we as Americans ready to see the events of 9/11 re-enacted up on
the screens of our local theaters? It's a touchy subject and the makers
of 'United 93' are aware of this fact. They walk a delicate tightrope
between offending or paying homage to those who lost their lives that
With Paul Greengrass at the helm, United 93 manages to become the best
film it can be despite, as I said, touchy subject matter. With the
guide of Greengrass' steady hand we are thrusted into the date:
September 11, 2001. The film proceeds in real time.
The first half is set in different air traffic control towers across
the U.S. They frantically try to stabilize the situation at hand(the
hijacking of multiple planes). We know nothing about the people talking
except the few details that are mentioned the very day of the
hijackings. Greengrass' screenplay never resorts to 'Airport'
stereotypes. I am extremely happy to report that no one in this film is
slapped and ordered to get a hold of themselves.
The second is just as affecting and sustains the same narrative and
technical structure of the first half. Now, we are moved on to United
Flight 93. Again, we know very little about the passengers. We hear
bits of conversations. It feels as if we are waiting in the airport
terminal with these people who are essentially complete strangers.
Luckily, Greengrass makes sure no passenger on the plane is pilot who
no longer flies yet somehow must face his fears and (dramatic pause)
FLY THE PLANE!!! The franticness with which the passengers band
together has a rather vivid feel to it.
The conclusion is fairly obvious from the word "go". However,
Greengrass presents such a compelling portrait we are lost and are near
the edge of our seats to view the climax.
That brings us to the climax, which is an oddity. It is simultaneously
uplifting and sobering.
Uplifting and Sobering.
Much like the film.
The #3 film of 2006..
southside1987 watch Entrapment movie
this is a gripping movie to show what happened other than the twin towers.mind blowing and tense .
okokok watch Fantastic Four movie
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..its very awsome~!:P.
2petter8 watch Tales from Earthsea movie
2petter8 watch This Man movie
salt is a great movie harry potter is the best movie ever.
chilling, moving, and unfortunate.
United 93: amazing, and well acted movie. District 9: Fantastic action movie..
I think the more people that watch this will understand a little more about human nature
In 'United 93' we take a look at what might have happen to United
flight 93 on September 11th. Of the aircraft that were hijacked on
September 11th, only United flight 93 did not reach its intended
target. This is the story about the events leading up to the hijacking
and about the people who tried to save United flight 93.
At first I did not want to see this film. I had no desire to see
someone's interpretation of what happened. However, I am glad I did see
it. This is probably one of the most riveting and intense films I have
ever seen. It is a little slow at first. But, as you follow the events
as they unfold, you become captivating in this movie.
Several people have pointed fingers; wanting to blame someone for what
happened. I think the more people that watch this will understand a
little more about human nature. I do not think anything could have
prevented these tragedies; we can only hope to prevent history from