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“World Trade Center” the Movie

August 5th, 2006 Visited 1629 times, 2 so far today
Smoke rising from World Trade Center

Smoke rising from World Trade Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“World Trade Center” directed by Oliver Stone and starring Nicolas Cage, is based on the true story of Will Jimeno and John Mcloughlin, two Port Authority police officers who rushed into the burning WTC building on 9/11. Their heroic intentions lead to their becoming trapped themselves when the tower collapses. The race is on. Will they be rescued before their air runs out?

We’ve come a long way since 9/11. Remember right after the attacks when Hollywood digitally erased all images of the towers from previously filmed movies? I’ll never forget the Hollywood fundraiser on TV with all the celebrities swaying onstage to “God Bless America.”

Newsweek magazine says,

“‘World Trade Center’ celebrates the ties that bind us, the bonds that keep us going, the goodness that stands as a rebuke to the horror of that day. Perhaps, in the future, the times will call for more challenging, or polemical, or subversive visions. Right now it feels like the 9/11 movie we need.”

I was glad to hear that the focus of this movie is more on heroism than terrorism, but am curious if it’s a movie the survivors are ready for.

It’s set to release on August 9. What are your thoughts?

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  • Mary says on: August 13, 2006 at 9:20 pm

     

    My hubby and I went to see this yesterday, and it’s going to be a blockbuster…
    We have to say, it was hard to the point of almost getting up and leaving at one point…knowing it was based on true events. My imagination hadn’t conjured up quite all that the victims must have gone through being buried in the rubble.
    The movie relaxes tension just when you need it, the conversation between the two trapped men is so real, so exactly what you’d “joke” about and want to share about your family. The heroes make you cry with relief. This is also a laughing through your tears movie…
    My favorite line, when hope of rescue was first apparant, Will Jimeno called up through the rubble, “Please don’t leave us!”
    And the man replied, “I’m not going anywhere. I’m a Marine, and YOU ARE MY MISSION!”
    What a lifeline, for those men. That someone would be risking their life after dark, ready for any challenge and promise not to give up. Only 20 people were pulled alive from the towers and these two men were #’s 18 and 19.
    Awesome…and Jesus has done this and will continue to do this for any who call on His name.
    I highly recommend this movie. Two cautions: there’s bad language, and if you lost a loved one in the 9/11 attacks it would definitely be one to wait and watch in the privacy of your home once it comes out on DVD.

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