Sunday, April 30, 2006

United 93 ...


 I went to see United 93 last night with my brother in law, my niece and some of her friends from New York. It was sort of like being at a memorial service.

     Because of all of the media coverage of the actual event, coupled with the fact that the movie was based only on the evidence collected after the crash ... I don't think that I learned anything new from seeing it. 

     The silence from such a large crowd both before and after the movie and the intense outburst of emotion afterwards, from individuals that were affected on the extremely personal level of loosing a family member of friend during the event was heart wrenching to say the least.

     Have any of you watched it yet?     




nhd106 said...

Haven't seen it yet but it did get a great review.  Would you recommend it??

rollinghillsides said...

I didn't see it, and don't intend to.  Just too much sadness for me to handle, and don't think I need to add to any depression that may be brewing within this struggling soul.    Judy

ibspiccoli4life said...

I won't be seeing it, but the reaction to it does interest me. From what research I've done, the official story of Flight 93 is completely made up. Consider the following from the film Loose Change:

A man claiming to be Mark Bingham called his mother, Alice, who was visiting his sister-in-law. The caller says, "Mom? This is Mark Bingham."

When was the last time you called your mother and used your full name?

The caller continues, ‘I just want to tell you that I love you. I’m on a flight from Newark to San Francisco and there are three guys on board and they have taken over the plane and they say they have a bomb.

I’m calling you from the Airfone,’ and then ‘You believe me, don’t you, Mom?’

‘Yes Mark, I believe you, who are these guys?’ Then he was interrupted by someone who was speaking in a low-toned male voice speaking what sounded like English.

After 30 seconds of muffled sounds, the caller repeats ‘I’m calling you with an Airfone.”

His mother asks him again, ‘Who are these guys?’

After another pause he returns and asks again, ‘You believe me, don’t you, Mom?’

There was another pause, and the phone just trailed off.

To date, none of these calls, except Betty Ong’s call to American Airlines, have been released to the public.

There are a lot of strange things about the official story. I don't think any of it adds up. This film seems like a piece of propaganda intended to solidify public opinion around this idea of endless wars around the world. I could be wrong.


jeanno43 said...

No, I have not seen it and probably will not when it comes over here. I think things like that are best left alone and should not be made into movies.

ryanagi said...

I'll be skipping this one.  :-(

sunflowerkat321 said...

No...and I don't think I will.

I've lived through my own heart wrenching hell...I just don't think I can put myself through it.

suzypwr said...

I haven't been to a movie in over a year, and I doubt that one is going to make me go.


indigosunmoon said...

Part of me wants to see it, and part of me doesn't.
Not sure what I'll do.

luvmort said...

Haven't seen it. Don't intend to.