Sunday, April 30, 2006

United 93

Well..........I saw "United 93" earlier this afternoon and I must say that it was at times intense and emotional and pretty graphic.

That being said, it wasn't as intense as the opening scene of "Saving Private Ryan" or some scenes from "The Passion of the Christ" as some had suggested. I'm not sure if I'll ever see another film as intense as either of those.

It's told in a documentary style. There are no scenes involving the loved ones at home, etc. There are no "sappy" sub-plots. The story is told as if you were one of the passengers on United 93. And you know very little more than the passengers themselves did on that terrible day.

It IS a movie that every American should see, if for no other reason, to remind them of who and what the enemy is and how far we've come since that day.

I'm afraid that many have become far too complacent as time has moved on. It's natural I guess, but just because it's natural, doesn't mean we should succumb to our own human weaknesses. This is a war that requires strength and commitment, not "business as usual".

I'm sure that many from the "I hate America Club" won't see this film and that's fine, I wouldn't expect them too. Unfortunately, many will never "get it" until something like this befalls their country and their brothers and sisters.

I hope of course that day never comes for anyone, regardless of where they live or how much they hate America. I just hope that one day they will indeed understand what's going on in this day and age, without having to pay that sort of "tuition" for the education.


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