United 93 Review

614 Words Jan 4th, 2011 3 Pages
United 93

In 2006 a movie called United 93 was released in theatres all over the world. It was directed by Paul Greengrass, who is from England. The theme is terror and is about what happened to the fourth and final hijacked plane on 9/11. This movie tells the story of both what went on inside the plane with the passengers and the terrorists, and what happened “behind the scenes” in the FAA and in the flight control towers all over USA. Already when the film was produced, some people thought it was too early for a movie on this subject and disrespectful to the families of the victims. But was it really too early after 5 years? I don’t think so. How can it be disrespectful, when he asked for permission to make this film from all the
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On top of that everybody wasn’t sure what to do in this situation. The FAA knew when the first plane was hijacked, but never thought of warning others airlines about this. In the commission report it says: “One senior FAA air traffic control manager said that it was simply not the FAA’s place to order the airlines what to tell their pilots.” How could the airlines tell their pilots what to do, when they weren’t properly informed of the situation? This GIANT communication flaw is why hell broke loose on September 11. Paul Greengrass portrays all of this in a tasteful way without accusing anybody. Just like Manohla Dargis writes in his review of the movie: “Unlike Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the film doesn’t get into the whereabouts of the president that day, or why Osama Bin Laden ordered the attacks; its focus is purposely narrow.” It’s an objective view of what went on inside the plane and in the control towers. What happened inside the plane is fictive, but he still managed to give this movie the sense of realism. People said it was too early for this film, because we didn’t need a film to remind us of the tragedy that day. This movie is not a reminder of the tragedy. It’s a tribute to all the passengers on United 93 who made sure the terrorist didn’t hit their final target and that’s not too early to be reminded
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