In most movies about doomed voyages, we meet a few key characters we'll be following: The newlyweds, the granny, the businessman, the man with a secret. The terrorists in the film are not portrayed in a horrible, demonizing light. A few other fighters are scrambled, but inexplicably fly east, over the ocean. In fact, the audience is ushered to feel sympathy for them in certain scenes. This is truly essential viewing. See the movie and then make your judgment call. In an emotional sense, it is rather moot as we are talking about degrees of detail at that point.
Do we know exactly what was said between people on the planes? The film begins on a black screen, and we hear one of the hijackers reading aloud from the Koran. On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U. We are watching strangers and it goes a long way in making the film feel much more real. Any minor detail could seem like exploitation if used in the wrong way, but this was done in such a fashion where you can tell Greengrass wasn't just using the events of that day, but telling a story about real life heroes. This story isn't an easy one to tell. A liaison post is not staffed. As on-ground military and civilian teams scrambled to make sense of the unfolding events, forty people who sat down as strangers found the courage to stand up as one.
But the film doesn't depict the terrorists as villains. Reviewed by saraemiller1 8 I was one of the people who said I wouldn't go see this movie because I felt they were capitalizing on a national tragedy and the trailer gave me nightmares. The passengers are a terrified planeload of strangers. The full scope of the plot only gradually becomes clear. Who are we to say otherwise? One plane after another abandons its flight plan and goes silent.
Two jet fighters are sent up to intercept a hijacked plane, but they are not armed; there is discussion of having the fighters ram the jets as their pilots eject. Just technicians living in the moment. After the collision of two planes against the World Trade Center and one against the Pentagon, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decide to struggle against the four terrorists to take back the control of the airplane. Was he ever informed of the military request? A emotional and powerful film that I will remember forever. Paul Greengrass has done the seemingly impossible by making a Hollywood film about this subject everyone is afraid to touch, but made it in such a way that it's hard to find fault, despite everyone's initial misgivings. This movie is a sobering and terrifying film that looks real and makes you almost feel like you are in the plane too. Nothing about Al Qaeda, nothing about Osama bin Laden, nothing about Afghanistan or Iraq, only events as they unfold.
There is no false grandstanding, no phony arguments among the passengers, no individual heroes. It tells in extraordinary detail the events of the day from the ground and from the United 93 airplane. It is doomed to fail. It's an event that shook the world. My eyes watered as I left the hall, and I said a quick prayer as I exited; simply in honor of all the people who died on September 11th.
Like everyone else in the movie they are people of ordinary appearance, going about their business. This movie is about what the people around the country were feeling as the tragedy of that day unfolded. This isn't the easiest movie to get through. This movie was not made as propaganda, or as a means to make money. After the collision of two planes against the World Trade Center and one against the Pentagon, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decide to struggle against the four terrorists to take back the control of the airplane. The film is a little violent for my tastes, but no more so than any 'Blockbuster' fictional hit out there right now, and this is reality as we know it. Advertisement There has been much discussion of the movie's trailer, and no wonder.
We never see the big picture. It has no need to. The action that takes place on the plane feels very real, the tension brought on by the terrorists feels consequential and terrifying, and it's quite sad to see these people say goodbye to their loved ones, and try to take control of their situation. And come to find out, many of the air traffic controllers and military personnel are playing themselves! You can't help but think how you would react in that situation and makes it all the more compelling and powerful. Though for the most part I'm still at a loss for words I'll do my best to give you a short and sweet overview. When it ended, I've never seen a more still theater.
To watch the trailer is to sense the movie that Greengrass did not make. This is something that happened to our nation, and while it shouldn't take a movie to make people remember, maybe it does. The languages and prayers are spliced together through a series of short scenes that depict the emotional impact that everyone was feeling. Going in I didn't believe it was a great idea for this film to be made, especially only five years after the events. I can't fault anyone who doesn't want to see this film. What makes it more effective is that all throughout you don't recognize any of the actors.
You're never thinking to yourself, 'oh that's Nicolas Cage', conscious of the fact that it's acting. The film also does not pretend to be the definitive version of what happened on the last few moments of the flight. The entire story, every detail, is told in the present tense. As it turns out, Greengrass's heavy background in documentaries turns out to be a blessing in this treatment, as he tracks the subsequent events in real time and uses either under-the-radar actors or actual aviation personnel to play the real-life characters. On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U.
An unbearable period of time passes, with no response. That the terrorists found justification in religion also goes without saying. On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U. For all those who were afraid that this film would be exploitive, propaganda filled Hollywood schlock, I'm sorry to say that could not be farther from the truth. At the end, watching the amazing bravery of these people, who diverted a plane that would have taken so many lives, it's inspiring, and honestly it made me cry.