Dawn and I are going to see the new film United 93
tonight. It's British director Paul Greengrass' recreation of what happened to United's flight 93 on 9.11.01, and by all accounts it's a good film. It has generated a fair amount of controversy, primarily over whether it's "too early" or whether a commercial film should profit from the tragedy. My gut instinct is that if the film really is a sober, historically accurate, and emotionally non-manipulative look at a key event in world history - I hope it makes huge
profits, because that's the only way that Hollywood will make more films of the sort. Right now, Hollywood figures they have to throw in famous actors and a love plot to make money *cough Pearl Harbor cough*.
Anyways, I'll probably review United 93
here tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime: will you see United 93
? Why or why not? Comment away!
Update later: That was a tough movie to watch. It was good, though. More tomorrow.