Monday, August 06, 2007

World Trade Center

The collapse of the concourse and the shadow of the AA 11 plane passing against a billboard on its way into Tower One are the standout moments in what feels very much like a made-for-tv movie. The build up to the last hour where the buried PAPD cops lie trapped in darkness telling each other, and presumably the audience too, to stay awake, is a lot duller than it ought to be. You learn more about the sense of unreality on the day and blue collar heroism from Jules and Gedeon Naudet's 9-11 documentary than anything Oliver Stone serves up here. And Karnes, the policemen's rescuer whose final line is "We need some good men out there to avenge this" reminds me of that unhinged cadet Tackleberry from Police Academy.

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