Hollywood and 9/11

This weekend marks the release of the first major motion picture about September 11, 2001. I remember talking with my film score friends from different parts of the world during that terrible day. One person mentioned that Jerry Bruckheimer was probably already planning a summer blockbuster to cash in on the attacks. Even the thought was sickening.

Thankfully, United 93 is something out of a completely different ballpark. I’ve read a lot of reviews of the movie (many can be found here, and another one here), and the general consensus is that this is an excellent film, a proper tribute to those who were the first and last line of defense America had on September 11th.

Because we are a mere five years past the tragedy, a lot of people are asking if this movie is “too soon.” Several individuals are saying (rightly so, in my opinion), “It’s not soon enough.” I happened to be in the car coming back from lunch today when NPR did an excellent review of the movie. You can listen to it here.

If I didn’t have to prepare for a wedding this weekend, I’d be heading to the theaters to see it this evening. I might be able to make a mid-afternoon showing on Sunday. At the very latest, I’ll see it Monday night. Needless to say, I’ll post a lengthy review sometime next week.

Comments

Holly said…
No Cap, you will not get my picture posted that you requested... at least not on my watch. Haha...
Cap Stewart said…
Aren't you posting this on the wrong blog? :b

Besides, Gabby can post a picture if she wants to...whether you want her to or not. Ha! Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Sorina said…
my birthday is 9/11.
but i still want to see the movie.
mouth said…
Cap, this comment is entrily not related to your post, but I just wanted to say that I love how you totally go around to people's blogs and correct everything we girls say. First Gabby, then Tara-I mean seriously, who's next on your list?!
Cap Stewart said…
Emily,
Funny you should ask. I wanted to remind you that the word you are looking for is "entirely," not "entrily"--which, I might further remind you, is not in the dictionary.

Does that answer your question? :)