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#1 13 years ago

I just finally saw this movie a few minutes ago and felt compelled to make a thread.

United 93 has to be one of the most intense movies I have ever seen. It was tastefully done, it doesn't make any political statements and is, in my opinion, a real tribute to the heroism of the people onboard that flight. It really felt as close as you could get to being onboard the plane with them. As the morning's chaotic events unfolded, it totally brought me back to 9/11. I was very uncomfortable in my seat watching it, and I could feel the hair on my body standing up. I teared up a couple of times during it.

Some may say this movie came too soon, and I fully respect that opinion. But I think for some, there will never be enough time to fully heal from that harrowing day. It was very difficult for all of us, and it obviously hit closer to home for some.

Rather than plageurize this, here's a viewer review that I completely agree with:

from a review on imdbThis movie approaches an incredibly sensitive subject in an entirely appropriate manner: with subtlety and understatement.

The actors look like real people and talk like real people talk. There are no dramatic exclamations. Even the signature "Let's roll" line is stated almost in passing without any special significance being brought to it. The movie was utterly convincing in portraying how real people would have responded. There were no Bruce Willis or Wesley Snipe types amongst the passengers; they were ordinary folk in extraordinary situations, responding the best way they could.

Kudos to the filmmakers for not allowing this to become an overwrought melodrama. Instead, we saw a glimpse into the confusion and pain of people in the middle of the events of 9/11. Because it was understated, because it felt real, the impact was much stronger and gut-wrenching.

btw - I did a search and came up with this 6 month old thread which was full of opinions by people who've never seen it. I would suggest watching the movie first. Regardless of it being profitable for anyone, it doesn't change the fact that it's extremely moving.



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#2 13 years ago

Actully I made I thread aobut this movie like 3 months ago when I saw it in theaters but thanks anyway its was an etremmley touching movie and I might see it agian.


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#3 13 years ago

just say one thing ... whata-load-of-crap