Americans are immediately reminded of September 11th, 2001 after the United Kingdom events. That’s why it’s more than noteworthy that Oliver stone's controversial new film "World Trade Center" opened this week.
We found two very polarized viewpoints on turning what many think is the ultimate tragedy into commercial cinema. Many reviewers give the world trade center movie 4 stars. They say Oliver stone has replaced his usual political edge with an intimate caring story...not an epic saga.
Will you go see the movie?
Some say they can't wait. Others say not yet - or not ever.
World Trade Center narrows the cataclysmic terrorist attack by showing what two trapped New York City port authority police officers and their families endure on September 11th....still these are vivid memories not lost on anyone I spoke with getting ready for at a Thursday evening Pullman square concert. But for some, it's too soon, too emotional, too inappropriate. So here's the question, will you go see the world trade center movie?
Folks on the street said: we need this move after what happened today...it's inappropriate after what's happening in the middle east...it's too soon...we need a movie like this now more than ever....
Those were people who have not seen World Trade Center. The filmgoers I spoke with coming out of the marquee cinema after viewing the two hour movie all had the same general feeling...positive.
They said: I was supposed to be there, it was beautiful...very tasteful...very sobering, every American should see this movie....it's a blessing someone made this movie for us.
Just by comparison...two recent movie openings at Pullman Square....Talladega nights and the Da Vinci Code...had long lines and showed in multiple theaters. No long lines for World Trade Center...opening on a Wednesday not Friday and showing on just one screen. Some people say they'll wait and rent the movie and watch it quietly at home.
Some say they still haven't seen the movie “Flight 93”...on the plane that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 11th...it would be too painful.