September 7, 2006
Plot Outline:A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
It’s not that easy to comment this movie which I went to see in the cinema after it came out here in Portugal. In fact, I was eager to see this movie and before I went to the cinema, I have not heard any opinions or comments about it. The movie itself is very well made, there are no shocking scenes of violence or extraordinary scenes of any other kind. The truth is the movie seems to really portrait what happened. It’s very simple… It’s just the story of what happened. The end is absolutely well done, which was probably one of the hardest parts to picture in a movie of this nature.
I recommend it. I have however heard some opinions about it after I have seen it. Some people saw it and thought that they are just trying to make money out of the dead, others don’t even want to go see it. I can’t understand why and I really don’t understand their reasons. The movie is about a plane which crashed with few people in it in the middle of nowhere. No one gave much care about it. This movie reminds us that these people were just like the others, they were, although with a tragic end, important due to the fact that they were the ones (it seems so) to block the terrorists attack. So, they are worth being reminded and the movie is worth being seen.