Fett's UNITED 93 Review

Fettastic

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There are few days in my life that I will never forget. The day my parents seperated, the day I got booted out of my house, and September 11th, 2001.

I felt like I got gut-punched that day. At first it was hard to understand what was going on. How could 2 planes hit both towers? That doesn't make sense. Could someone have possibly done that on purpose? Why would anyone kill so many people?

I got mad, like we all did. I wanted hellfire to rain down on whoever did this awful, despicable thing. Then I got sad. I imagined all the children waiting for their parent to come home, whom never would. God that day sucked. And we couldn't get away from it. It was everywhere and it was all we could think about.

I understand why a lot of people don't want to go back to 9/11. I was hesitant myself but after Ebert & Roeper's glowing review I felt kind of obligated to see United 93.

First of all, this film works like gangbusters. It is shot like the new Battlestar Galactica show, all handheld, in and out zooms, desaturated, grainy stock. It feels completely authentic. I'll bet this movie is at least 75% accurate as to exactly what happened that day.

And this film gave me the same tragic, sickening feeling in my stomach that I got that day. I felt very sad at points, almost to tears actually. Seeing that second plane hit that tower was that same gut-punch all over again. I think it was even more powerful this time, knowing everything now that I didn't know then. And then when everyone was calling their families and saying goodbye, that they loved them, a combination to a safe with a will in it. In large part this film is about facing death. Knowing you're going to die and how you cope with that.

United 93 is a powerful film that I think should be shown in every public education facility in this country so that people know what terrorism is. It's so important to see the gruesome and tragic face of what that kind of all-consuming hatred is. of course at some point there will hopefully be a film made about the 100,000 Iraqi lives we took in trade for the 3,000 Americans who died on that black day, but that's another story.

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I should mention that the title of this thread is a joke, an irony. I'm new here and some people will understandably not get my humor so I need to make that clear.

When the passengers storm the terrorists, there was certainly a feeling swelling in my heart that screamed "TEAR HIS FRIGGIN" HEAD OFF!". But of course that's the easy way, the base emotion. That doesn't speak to all the tributaries that led to that moment in history. But at that moment my heart beat hard, my lip curled back, my brow lowered and I wanted BLOOD! In some ways I wish I was on that plane just so I could get that split-second satisfaction of smashing that fire extinguisher into that bastards skull.
 
Okay. That's nice. I don't think it should be shown in every public education center. It should be someone's choice if they want to see the film. I, personally, do not. For a few reasons. One being that I really don't want to relive 9/11. And the other being that United 93, as a movie, just doesn't interest me. But, good to hear that you liked it.



Now, on a completely unrelated not, does Batlestar Galactica really use that hand held style?
 
I completely understand and respect your feelings about not wanting to relive it. This film certainly does that. I personally may never watch it again because it was an upsetting and distressing experience.

You SO have to check out the new Battlestar Galactica, it's just an incredible show. It's all about life after 9/11. It's about humanity barely surviving the biggest terrorist attack of all time and the enduring spirit to fight back.
 
Fettastic said:
I completely understand and respect your feelings about not wanting to relive it. This film certainly does that. I personally may never watch it again because it was an upsetting and distressing experience.

I might see the film in a few years, but the event is still rather fresh in my mind, and I've had the stance of "we really have to move on from this" for a while now. Maybe a few years down the line, but not now. And really, I'm just not that interested in the film in general.

Fettastic said:
You SO have to check out the new Battlestar Galactica, it's just an incredible show. It's all about life after 9/11. It's about humanity barely surviving the biggest terrorist attack of all time and the enduring spirit to fight back.

I'm just mad about the whole hand held look you say they have. They SO ripped that off from Firefly. :mad:
 
Fettastic said:
I personally may never watch it again because it was an upsetting and distressing experience.


Very true.

On one hand, it's a very good film, but on the other hand...yeah...what you said... :(

THe final moments are some of the most intense, heart/gut wrenching moments I've seen in a film :(
 
Movies205 said:

Let me lay it all out for ya Sparky, Homey don't play dat. I don't give a crap if someone started a thread on the seventh day of creation, I'm going to make my own review threads. You can roll around on the ground and throw a temper tantrum about it if it makes you feel special, but I will never back down from making my own review threads. So sit back, take a deep breath and incorporate this new information into your little world.

I won't make a review thread for every film I see however. Some films don't require it and I'll be happy to just chime in with my two cents on someone else's thread. But when I have something to say, it usually takes some space to say it. You will notice that I bring up themes and specific points of interest in my reviews. I don't want these things to be dismissed by being the last post at the bottom of a page.
 
Fettastic said:
Man I love posters like you. You make a thread about a general topic, usually a week or so before it happens, then spend the next several weeks looking for any other thread on that general topic and posting links to your thread. The text in the body of those thread starters are usually really deep and evocative like "Discuss.", or "Looks cool." I just love how you have this idea in your head that once you make that thread, then anyone can only ever post in it ever in the foreseen future of Everland. You guys crack me up. I guess every board has to have one.

I think he was just giving a link to an already existing thread. You know, because miltiple threads on the same topic is spam.

Fettastic said:
So let me lay it all out for ya Sparky, Homey don't play dat. I don't give a crap if you started a thread on the seventh day of creation, I'm going to make my own review threads. You can roll around on the ground and throw a temper tantrum about it if it makes you feel special, I don't give a crap. But I will never back down from making my own review threads. So sit back, take a deep breath and incorporate this new information into your little world: Fett makes his own review threads.

Dude. No reason to be so condascending.
 
If I were you I'd stop worrying about people who want to write detailed reviews and dive into the topics a film brings up and perhaps put a little of that energy into people starting threads that say nothing but "I'm looking forward to this movie". I mean, who's the spammer here?
 
The Question said:
I think he was just giving a link to an already existing thread. You know, because miltiple threads on the same topic is spam.



Dude. No reason to be so condascending.

First of all, I'm not handicapped. I don't need anyone to take me by the arm and help me across the street, or provide me links with other threads on SIMILAR topics. This thread is not on the topic of "will I or won't I see United 93". And I'm kind of sick of people starting threads with nothing to say other than "I'm looking forward to the film." and I'm supposed to just bow down and ONLY post in that thread forever and ever about the topic of United 93. I'm sorry but that's fricken' CRAP!

Should I start a Batman 2 thread right fricken' now and then post a link to it forever and all time to anybody who DARES mention it anywhere else? As a bonus, my opening post will be "Looks cool." Apparently being first is the only thing that matters. This is great! I can make threads about every film in every form of production right now and corner the market on threads! Yes, you will all be FORCED to post in my threads and ONLY my threads from here to eternity! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!

See how stupid that is?
 
Fettastic said:
First of all, I'm not handicapped.

Never said you were.

Fettastic said:
I don't need anyone to take me by the arm and help me across the street, or provide me links with other threads on SIMILAR topics. This thread is not on the topic of "will I or won't I see United 93". And I'm kind of sick of people starting threads with nothing to say other than "I'm looking forward to the film." and I'm supposed to just bow down and ONLY post in that thread forever and ever about the topic of United 93. I'm sorry but that's fricken' CRAP!

Dude. Calm the **** down. You're taking this way too personally.

Fettastic said:
Should I start a Batman 2 thread right fricken' now and then post a link to it forever and all time to anybody who DARES mention it anywhere else? As a bonus, my opening post will be "Looks cool." Apparently being first is the only thing that matters. This is great! I can make threads about every film in every form of production right now and corner the market on threads! Yes, you will all be FORCED to post in my threads and ONLY my threads from here to eternity! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!

That's not what he was doing. He was just putting a link to a similar thread thinking that you'd missed it. Someone was going to do it eventually.

Fettastic said:
See how stupid that is?

See how much you're over reacting?
 
The Question said:
I'm just mad about the whole hand held look you say they have. They SO ripped that off from Firefly. :mad:



The same special effects company works on BSG, its very similar is a lot of ways production wise.
 
Fettastic said:
Let me lay it all out for ya Sparky, Homey don't play dat. I don't give a crap if someone started a thread on the seventh day of creation, I'm going to make my own review threads. You can roll around on the ground and throw a temper tantrum about it if it makes you feel special, but I will never back down from making my own review threads. So sit back, take a deep breath and incorporate this new information into your little world.

I won't make a review thread for every film I see however. Some films don't require it and I'll be happy to just chime in with my two cents on someone else's thread. But when I have something to say, it usually takes some space to say it. You will notice that I bring up themes and specific points of interest in my reviews. I don't want these things to be dismissed by being the last post at the bottom of a page.


News flash! Nobody gives a damn about your own little reviews, post your review in the already exisiting thread.
 
Fettastic said:
You SO have to check out the new Battlestar Galactica, it's just an incredible show. It's all about life after 9/11. It's about humanity barely surviving the biggest terrorist attack of all time and the enduring spirit to fight back.


A lot of the themes reflect a post 9/11 world but its not its focus.
 
Darthphere said:
The same special effects company works on BSG, its very similar is a lot of ways production wise.


Yeah. But since it was on Sci-Fi in the first place. BSG is doing better than Firefly. ****ing Fox. :mad:



I'm sorry. I'm ranting. But I'm a Joss Whedon geek. I can't help it.
 
The Question said:
Yeah. But since it was on Sci-Fi in the first place. BSG is doing better than Firefly. ****ing Fox. :mad:



I'm sorry. I'm ranting. But I'm a Joss Whedon geek. I can't help it.


Id say BSG is a better show overall than Firefly anyway.....OH SNAP!
 
Oh snap indeed. :mad:


:D


Seriously though, BSG looks really good, and I've yet to see enough to judge it.
 
Darthphere said:
News flash! Nobody gives a damn about your own little reviews, post your review in the already exisiting thread.

News flash! I could give a rat's hairy ass what you think about anything and I will continue to post as a I please without consulting you first.
 
Fettastic said:
News flash! I could give a rat's hairy ass what you think about anything and I will continue to post as a I please without consulting you first.


Fine, dont cry to a mod later when you get told to stop spamming.:up:
 
Darthphere said:
Fine, dont cry to a mod later when you get told to stop spamming.:up:

I don't see how posting a review of a film on a movie board is in any way "spamming", but you just go on with your bad self.
 
Fettastic said:
I don't see how posting a review of a film on a movie board is in any way "spamming", but you just go on with your bad self.

Its not really spamming, but more just annoying. If you make a review thread on a movie, someone else might too. And then someone else. Now we have 3 review threads and one official thread on the same movie. The front page is nothing but United 93 threads, and mods keep getting complaints that they need to be merged. All because you "have something to say".

I dont really see the whole point of having your own review thread, but it seems to me that you think your opinion matters that much to everyone; It doesnt. I dont even know who you are. So next time just post a review in another thread so this whole mess can be avoided. :)
 
i dunno why everyone is complaining about reliving it, i can understand the people in new york not wanting to relive it, but a majority of you werent even there taht day all you saw was what was on the screen, so stop pretending your actually gonna have flashbacks of the bhuildings falling behind you.
 

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