The tale of the 4th 9/11 hijacked plane.
On 11th September 2001, four American airplanes were hijacked by terrorists. Two were crashed into the World Trade Centre, one into the Pentagon. The fourth airplane did not reach its target (no one knows what its target was); it crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board.
United 93 is the story of that United Airlines airplane.
Written, co-produced and directed by Paul Greengrass, United 93 was released in 2006. The movie is considered to be one of the most controversial films of all time. The director has attempted to devise the storyline with as much veracity as possible, with due help and inputs taken from the families of the ill-fated passengers of that flight. The director has used a little of his imagination to tell how events might have unfolded on that flight.
As far as the movie goes, it’s high on drama and action. It takes off leisurely; making you wait with bated breath for what you know is going to happen. This anticipation and the action that follows keep you on the edge of your seat. Happenings from inside the flight are played out along with everything else that happened that morning. The planes crashing into the WTC, shown in United 93 from the air traffic controllers’ rooms, is the scene that steals the show. Even after so many years, those visuals make you silently gasp. The movie has many such scenes that you’ll want to watch again and again.
United 93 is a killer flick; tight, and extremely well-crafted. I had downloaded it through a torrent, but finding a DVD shouldn’t be hard either.
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