World Trade Center




 
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August 15th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: World Trade Center


World Trade Center


I saw World Trade Center at movies Sunday night and I admit I never liked Oliver Stone's movies especially his recent movie Alexander (2004) movie which was completely crap and insulting towards Persian history as well.

I do hold a personal grudge against him for that matter though, but I think stories and movies about Sept, 11th can manipulate my feelings easily, therefore I believe it is not fair on my part to judge this movie. I just don't know what a leftist movie maker like Oliver Stone wanted to achieve by this other than saying "The Will to Survive is Strong" and "Human beings can be ruthless and kind and do unimaginable things" and I wonder whether he could say that through any other movie or not. He didn't have to make a movie about Sept, 11th to meet this end.

This movie is not about 9/11 or doesn't address September 11th events as one may expect. It's sort of about the survival of two New York city's port authority police officers who were trapped under the rubble for hours before being pulled out by rescuers. There's still an un-answered question for me and it is why director Stone didn't tell viewers more about the marine officer who initiated a personal rescue mission through the "Ground Zero". He appeared like Superman, found the guys and disappeared into the thin air at the end, and had a cell phone in hand talking to some people on the other end of the line (One could wonder if this is another Oliver Stone's leftie trick to tell us 9/11 was an inside job or something -- I got that impression for a few minutes watching this marine trying to do some thing there -- and it is frustrating) and I really want to know more about that aspect of movie too.

All in all, I give 3 1/2 stars to this movie!
August 15th, 2006  
Chief Bones
 
 

I haven't seen the movie and I won't. I answered why in another thread and choose NOT to do so again.

Suffice it to say, I would rate this particular Stone movie a Zero star rating.
August 15th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
I have seen it. It's not all about very sad movie. Mostly about rescue and survive movie.
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August 15th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox
I have seen it. It's not all about very sad movie. Mostly about rescue and survive movie.
Second that!
August 21st, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief Bones
I haven't seen the movie and I won't. I answered why in another thread and choose NOT to do so again.

Suffice it to say, I would rate this particular Stone movie a Zero star rating.
Why so quick to judge chief? You havent even seen the movie, but you give it a zero simply because, judging by the previews to the movie and assumtions(everyone knows what happens when you make them)that it will be a sorry movie because of "plot warping". Sure, that makes perfect sense. How ' bout we get off the high horse and go see the movie before we start assuming things based on something you dont even know for sure? Sound good?
August 21st, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
Don't plan on seeing it. I am sure it is a good movie, but I would rather go see something like "Admitted" where I can have a good time.
August 21st, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Yea...I saw Talladega Nights instead cause a lot of people I knew saw it. Freakin hilarious. No joke. Great comedy.



Id still like to see it. If anything because not many things in this world can make me cry, and it's good to have a cry every once in a while.
September 22nd, 2006  
jen.parabellum
 
 
I saw this movie with my father during its first week and I have to say, when one of the characters looks across at the city and we see the World Trade Center for the first time, it just takes you back and your breath gets caught. In no way, is the film disrespectful and you don't actually see the planes hitting or the people falling to their deaths or anything like that. It just focuses on these three men who survived the collapse of Tower Two yet it was only Jimeno and McLaughlin that survived the collapse of Tower One. One of the most powerful scenes is when the third man asks McLaughlin for a rest ... and well .. yeah ... it was very sad.

I didn't cry but I felt the tears there.
October 24th, 2006  
Easy-8
 
 
I will wait for it come out on DVD. I need something to motivate and inspire me and I think this movie will do just that.
October 25th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
Is it out on DVD yet?
 


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