Never has a movie stunned me as much as “United 93″. I was literally shaking during the final minutes of the film. Even though I knew the outcome I tried to fight it. I kept yelling under my voice “come on guys, PUSH PUSH…, KEEP FIGHTING”. But unfortunately none of us can escape the eventual tragedy. I didn’t leave the auditorium until the final credits ended. When I walk out of the theater, I felt like I felt on that dreadful day of September 11th, 2001…Numb.
Paul Greengrass’s film in no way exploits, sensationalizes or points fingers about what happened that day. There’s no undertones or overtones. This the most respectful film i’ve ever seen. “Shindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan” come to mind when I think about impact and power. But both Spielberg’s film’s followed the film-making standards of; three acts, character development etc. Greengrass throws us into the events of 9/11/01 as if it were happening right now. In fact, we never even really get introduced the the people on the flight. All we know is that whatever happened on that plane was shear terror. And from that terror hero’s rose and fought back.
I live in Southern California and even though the events of 9/11 happened across the country and didn’t affect me directly, I still am shakken by the events. Where I live, most people have forgotten. It’s a time in history I will never forget and dread every single day. I can only imagine what the families of the victims live with everyday.
“United 93″ was the most challenging film I’ve ever watched. It’s not a popcorn flick and should not be seen for entertainment. It’s a personal choice to see this film, in my opinion. But whatever you do never forget September 11th, 2001; it’s victims and Hero’s
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