4/18/2007

United 93...

I never would've imagined I'd be saying this.

This movie was fucking good.

I had avoided this movie for a long time, assuming it would be some sort of "Let's roll!"-style, hyper-patriotic piece of propaganda. It wasn't. In fact, it was pretty much devoid of any politics whatsoever. Even though we all know how the story went, they managed to make the film riveting and gripping. It was documentary in it's treatment, with no known actors that I recognized. Granted, it's a dramatization and everything has to be taken with a grain of salt, but as a dramatic piece, it worked. I can't remember hearing "Let's roll!" once during it. If you're like me and have your doubts, I recommend checking it out.

This was a good lesson in not making assumptions. Even so, I still refuse to see "Passion Of The Christ".

8 comments:

Flannery Alden said...

Me too!

Hmm...I'm still not sure if I could watch this. Though maybe on your recommendation, I would. There is less than a month left on the pact, after all.

Tenacious S said...

I haven't watched it yet, but I had heard it was good. Maybe I'll rent it this weekend. I think I'd have to be in the right frame of mind to watch it, though.

teri said...

Passion of the Christ was great. I cried almost during the whole thing. I have no hard feelings toward the Jews, it's life, that's what happens.

I saw "Flight 93", I believe, on some tv station. That was good as well. Made me cry almost the whole time. Damn them!

vikkitikkitavi said...

Chris, I loved this movie, too. It is NOT sentimental, or propagandistic. It is a really moving and thoughtful examination of how those actual people, and be extension, any of us, dealt with the events of that day, not just on the plane, but in the government, in the air traffic control rooms (the most fascination part to me) and in the lives of the bystanders as well.

Good call.

Good call also on the Passion of the Christ. When I found out that director Mel Gibson, in the shots of the nails being driven into Christ's hands on the cross, insisted on hammering the nails himself, I said "that's all I need to know about THAT movie."

Flannery Alden said...

Viki: Mel Gibson is forever on my shit list because of that movie and for reasons like that.

Dale said...

The power of Christ compelled me to watch Mel's bloodbath and that's all I need to say about that.

United 93 is on our cable thing here now so I think I'll watch it too. I've heard many of the same things about it that you've mentioned.

Emmanuel said...

Chris, I love you man. You're so fucking dead on it's sick. I will now go and rent this movie.

I also think (without having seen it) that's its crap.

Dude, we're going to Michigan in June and we absolutely need to spend a night talking politics and other such goodies.

Nobody™ said...

I also didn't think I would ever watch it. I just happened to catch it on HBO the other night, didn't realize at first what I watching, but got sucked into it. Great movie!