Wednesday, January 13, 2016

United 93 (on DVD)

United 93
[DVD United]

This is a film that was put out in 2006, about the events that occurred in America on September 11, 2001. The main focus was on the passengers and hijackers aboard United flight 93–the flight where passengers fought back to take over their flight; though there was a good amount of attention paid to the reactions of the Air Traffic Control, as well as the military’s responses. The story goes along in “real-time”, so it feels like it’s actually happening as you’re watching it. In a way, it was difficult to watch, as I kept replaying the actual events in my mind as they progressed throughout the movie. And yet, I couldn’t tear my eyes away. I highly recommend this film to anyone who can remember those events–but I also wonder if it should maybe be considered something to be played for our students in schools these days, as a part of their history lessons? It was, in my opinion, informative without relying too heavily on the emotional impact everyone would have been experiencing.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try World Trade Center or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.] [ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ]

Recommended by Tracy T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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