United 93

Wow. Well, wow. I feel very subdued right now. There isn't a lot that I can say other than I definitely recommend this movie. Thanks to Pete for his recommendation first on his blog and then his review. I was having doubts, but reading this pushed me to go see it. You should read his review, because he explains it better than I could.

I was surprised that I didn't cry as much as I thought I would. I honestly thought I would be crying the whole movie and I didn't. The only time a few tears fell was when the passengers started calling their families and saying their goodbyes. And the tension at the beginning was incredible. Waiting for the plane to take off, waiting for the plane to take off. At one point I was thinking... take off already!!! ... and then I was shocked by that thought. Why in the world would I wish that plane to take off to its destiny. But I guess because I knew that it took off and I knew what happened after that. The other tension ramp up for me personally was waiting for the hijackers to take over. The waiting seemed excruciating.

That was the most silent I have ever EVER heard a movie theater after a movie. They had a few paragraphs about United 93 and September 11 and it was dead silent. When the credits started people stood up and walked out. It was still silent. No one was talking. It was a little eerie. And then you walk into the bright lights, colors and noise of the lobby. A little surreal. I'm so glad I saw it. You should see it. It is worth it.

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