On September, 11th 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U.S. flights are hijacked by terrorists. After the collision of two planes against the World Trade Center and one against the Pentagon, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decide to struggle against the four terrorist to take back the control of the airplane. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Families of the 40 passengers and crew members killed on United Flight 93 cooperated in the production, offering Paul Greengrass detailed background about their loved ones, down to the clothes they wore, what reading materials or music they had with them and what sort of candy they might have snacked on aboard the plane. See more »
When United 93 is in the air, the terrorist in the back of the plane has his brown jacket alternately zipped/unzipped between shots. See more »
Can anyone explain to me why, in this supposedly "meticulously researched" movie, the only people on Flight 93 with any crisis training -- the STEWARDESSES -- all behave like frightened, hysterical ninnies, while the male passengers calm them down and devise a plan of action? Absolutely preposterous. Ask anybody who works for an airline or any stewardess/steward you know. They're a tough bunch of cookies. What's 1000% more likely is that the stewardesses calmed the PASSENGERS down (men included), took charge and were instrumental in formulating a plan of attack. This movie was a bunch of total crap.
And, what about the crying cell phone calls near the end? Interviews with family members have revealed that the passengers were actually very calm during these calls.
And, excuse me, but how predictable is it that the passenger who objects to the plan of action just happens to be German? Give me a Hollywood break.
Add to that, the fact that poor Ben Sliney is forced to yell at people like a neo-con (something that he has revealed in interviews that he was urged to do by the director despite the fact that his behavior, on record, was calm and controlled) and we have just another bunch of Hollywood hooey crammed down our throats in the guise of "important" film-making. And to what point? What was Mr. Greengrass saying with this film? Absolutely NOTHING. Just morbid, fanciful speculation.
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