Has anyone seen this movie yet??
moses said:..I want to believe that there was a higher purpose, but it still rankles me that someone (ok, lots of people) is making millions off of the tragic deaths of thousands of innocents. I guess it would make me feel a little better if all the profits were going somewhere else too.
Xert said:I can think of absolutely no justification for the making of this movie.
One of the comments that was constantly being repeated at the time was that 9/11 was "just like a movie". I found it rather fascinating, for it gave a subtle indication as to the manner in which our North American brains have come to process that which we see. The event was so out of the ordinary that it was surreal. Now, it seems that we need a movie to help processes an event which already seemed like a movie - making movies in order to better assimilate a reality which was already originally experienced as a movie hardly seems to be a helpful in grasping the raw facts of the occasion.
Furthermore, it's different from Titanic in that, while both were of course awful tragedies, 9/11 inevitably carries political overtones that were not present with the Titanic. While I appreciate the value of telling many of the mesmerizing stories that surround this event - at a much, much later point in the future - I feel very strongly that such pictures should be microscopic films which focus on individual stories and perspectives without feeling the need to situate them within an atmosphere of heroic patriotism. Besides finding such displays distastefully artificial, I believe it detracts from the far stronger impact of simply portraying ordinary Americans reacting to unimaginably tragic events - make a movie that simply shows their character without resorting to the heroic hype, a movie that's about people and not the circumstances. But don't make a film about the World Trade Center or 9/11, for no one from any of our generations will ever need to watch such an 'epic' attempt.