Go see it this weekend. It is important that we never forget. It is also important we support Hollywood films that show the true enemies of the United States in the War Of Terror.
The reviews are in…
The Cranky Insomniac notes that Salon’s reviewer was upset because it wasn’t cheery enough. Oy.
Here’s a more realistic review from The Hollywood Reporter.
Press notes for motion pictures are usually filled with dispensable, self-congratulatory puffery, but the one for the soul-searing film “United 93” contains this trenchant comment from its English writer-director, Paul Greengrass: Speaking of the 40 individuals aboard United Airlines Flight 93, the fourth hijacked plane on that day of infamy, Sept. 11, 2001, he notes that these were the only passengers and crew members on any of those ill-fated flights who knew about the other planes having been used as weapons and realized what was happening to them. “They were the first people to inhabit the post-9/11 world,” Greengrass says. These were the first to react to the worldwide conflict we find ourselves in today. Within the microcosm of that reaction, Greengrass has made an emphatic political document, a movie about defiance against tyranny and terrorism.
In years to come, United 93 may enter our mythology in ways unimaginable. But for now, we have a starting point. “United 93” is a sincere attempt to pull together the known facts and guesses at the emotional truths as best anyone can. Then, in the movie’s final moments, the impact of the heroism aboard United 93 becomes startlingly clear.
Never forget the brave American heroes who launched the first counterattack in the War On Terror aboard United 93. I can only pray that all of us have the strength to see their battle through to victory against Islamic fascism.