I went to see "Failure to Launch" Friday night (which was pretty good, btw, if you like romantic comedies) and one of the previews was for a movie called "Flight 93," which is due in theaters on April 28. If you jog your memory, you may recall that flight 93 was the plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field after being hijacked by terrorist on September 11, 2001. The film is apparently about the story of the 40 people on the flight who decided to fight back and try to reclaim the plane, which of course resulted in the crash.
I'm not sure how I feel about this movie being made. I did a little research on it and I found out that there is another movie due out in August called "World Trade Center" directed by Oliver Stone, which also depicts the events of 9/11. While i kind of feel that it honors those those who lost their lives by telling their story (as well as the members of the NYPD and NYFD), I also feel that it is very wrong for Hollywood to be profiting from a horrific national tragedy. I was just wondering what everyone else's views are on this subject.
Personally, I don't think that I will be able to bring myself to watch either of these films. It's just too terrifying for me to think about. This isn't a make believe movie that you can just shrug off as being fiction--it's real events that actually took place only five years ago. I just can't imagine what it was like being one of those people on those flights, knowing that they were about to die and calling their loved ones from their cell phone to tell them goodbye. The very thought of it chills me to the bone. This will be scarier than any horror movie ever made.