02-13-2008, 03:20 AM
Only just got a chance to saw this the other day. I think it's better then World Trade centre, mainly because the story was better.
Not too sure about the portrayal of the hijackers though. It's like they were more of a Deux de Machina then an integral part of the film.
Anyway, watch it (if you can). I avoided it at first cause seeing those planes smash into the towers still sickens me to no end.
02-20-2008, 06:52 PM
I was relunctant to talk about it when this was OP was posted but now I'll say it. I saw WTC get hit by the planes with my own two eyes in lower Manhattan. I was close to Cortlandt St. when it happened shortly before 9:00 am. My mind is a bit vague, so correct me please if I f--ed up some of the details.
I saw the first plane hit WTC when I was in Manhattan on 9/11. It sounded like a earthquake, the boom was deafening, my ears was ringing for about five minutes from the aftershock caused by the explosion, I couldnt hear s--t. I was blinded for a few seconds and kept on seeing afterimages in the eyes of the bright flash for a few moment from the strong light emmitted from the explosion from the first plane.
Large chunks of concrete debris was falling into the streets everywhere, big ass sh-ts. I was afraid one of the sh-ts was going to drop on someone and kill somebody. I heard the second plane but I didnt see it hit the second building. I was already on Broadway RUNNING through the City hall area heading to the mouth of the Brooklyn Bridge scared as shit like a muthaf--ker so I didnt see it.
Like WTF? What was the f--k going on? Armageddon or something? It was'nt until two hours later that I finnally accepted the fact from conflicting news reports that it was an terrorist attack.
Funny, one of my friends said when he heard the newscast on the radio, he thought it was a f--king joke, until he turned on the TV and saw it live on TV via helicopter livecams.
I remember jet fighters, attack helicopters, and mobile ground attack vehicles every everywere, setting a perimeter ground and in airspace afterwards some time later. It went on for about a month I think? The aircraft looked like F-14's, I think. They were flying too fast. They had Black Hawk helicopters and other helicopters I could'nt identify maybe Vietnam era helicopters, and Cobra/Apache attack helicopters in air, armed personal carriers and humvees mounted with heavy machine guns on top on along with like hundreds of firetrucks, Party wagons, police cars and ambulances ,sirens going off. It was deafening. People screaming in total stampede and panic during the first few minutes. But eventually the Military and NYPD was able to get everything for a evacuation organized.
The constant Military presence of vehicles, aircraft, US Military service men at every potential Govt. target, at the UN bldg, and subway stations strapped with grenades, shotguns, and assault rifles patrolling the area happened day and night around the clock for about a month, to keep the sh-t in check. I think the Pentagon had the whole Metro New York area on yellow alert, one step away from an all out red alert status during that critical month.
There are still armed military officers patrolling the 34th street area at the Penn station railroad area to this day, years later.
New York City was shut down for three days. No businesses were open, the subways were down. (a mile and a 1/2 or so of subway tunnel and 2 stations were totally destroyed) Nobody except the the civil servants, law enforcement officers and health care providers and doctors. Sometimes 24 hr shifts or more. Street blockades were held in place everywhere. They had Manhattan on lockdown, the whole s--t.
I watched the second building go down from the Brooklyn side of the river, once I ran over the Brooklyn Bridge to down to Downtown Brooklyn in a shitfit of fear. I literally could see little people jumping out of windows to their death rather than facing the painful death of being burned alive.
Huge piles of smoke emited from the crumbled buildings for over a week, it literally darkened the sunshine over the horizon. You can smell the strong stench of smolder and smoke clear over the East river.
But yeah, I'll watch the movie, f--k it. It cant be NOWHERE as realistic as what I really saw live in person with the other two planes (American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175) that hit WTC.
But I think whatever scenes of the highjacking in the United 93 plane that might be protrayed in the movie will unnerve me, more than the faces of death videos I saw with my boyz for kicks as kids just to be down.
02-21-2008, 02:52 AM
A friend of mine who's moved over to the US, her husband works in that building. Every day, he gets to work on time but on that day though he was late.
That probably saved his life.
I guess all we need to say on the matter now is "Amen" and close the thread please.
02-21-2008, 01:40 PM
My apologies to anyone, who may have got spooked out or upset by my vivid description of my experience living 9/11 first hand in downtown Manhattan. I just wanted to get that off my chest. I thought it was sort of on topic to the movie being discussed.
03-10-2011, 06:25 PM
I saw this movie in a theater packed with people. There was total silence at the end. One of the most memorable film endings ever, I think, partly because the audience reaction it elicits.
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