I have just arrived back home from watching United 93.
What can I say about this movie? It felt right, those who made the movie really got it. As Bubblehead in his post said, they really captured von Clauswitz's 'fog of war' as NEADS struggled to get the right information so they could defend the United States and the FAA also struggled to get the information it needed to handle the crisis. They also expertly interweaved the other hijacked flights. I think the most riveting scene of the movie, before the climatic struggle to recapture the plane, was the Newark controllers up in the tower visually tracking the second plane as it slammed into the World Trade Center and then switching to actual footage of that moment. We may never know what truly went on aboard United 93, all we have is recollections of cell-phone conversations and the cockpit voice recorder; the heroism of the passengers can not be doubted because they did try to save the plane while thwarting the jihadi kamikazes. And when the screen went black, there was total silence in the theatre. I said a silent 'whoa' at that moment. Even as the credits rolled and people started to leave, the silence persisted.
Go see this movie, I do not care if some think this movie is late coming out. Be thankful it did come out to remind people of what the Western world is up against.
To those who murder in the name of Allah the compassionate,
To those who make excuses for these murderers,
I have but two words to say,