Number of Times Seen – 2 (8 Jul 2006 and 17 Sep 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Docudrama of the events that transpired on Flight 93 on the fateful day of 9/11.
My Take on it – Each of the three films about the last 2 hours of the lives of the brave men and women of Flight 93 tell different viewpoints of the events and work more as companion pieces than as rival films about the same events.
This film choose to stay focused solely on the people on the plane itself and we get to see how things transpire from their perspective.
This allows the viewer to get more acquainted with the passengers on the planes because we spend more time among them.
The ability to watch them debate the events of the day back and forth as they try to gather information as to what is going on “outside” while also transmitting their own versions of things works really well.
This film is able to give the viewer the unique feeling of sitting right there on the plane with them as everything unfolds.
Bottom Line – Great depiction of the events on Flight 93. We get to know the passengers based on their various conversations and we also get a sense of who each of them are as they debate back and forth what they should do under the given circumstances. The way that the film chooses to stay focused on the plane itself and how the passengers received and transmitted information works quite well to put us right there along them as these events unfold. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Kenneth Kantymir (who played Andrew Garcia, one of the passengers who rushed the cockpit) wore his own Star of Courage bravery medal pinned over his heart for the entire shoot to honor the memory of the heroic passengers and crew of United Airlines flight 93. (Recipient of the Star of Courage, Canada’s second highest Medal of Honor for bravery. Actual citation: “Kenneth Kantymir saved a boy, aged six, and his younger sister from a burning trailer, on 11 July 1977. Mr. Kantymir was summoned to the fire by the children’s mother and had to crawl through several compartments of the mobile home to reach the children’s bedroom. Flames at this time were burning through the walls and were producing blistering heat and blinding smoke. When the rescuer found the boy, he was lying face down in a bunk. He lowered the child to the floor and held his head down while searching for the girl. The child was discovered lying unconscious against a wall and carried by Mr. Kantymir from the trailer in one arm while he held the boy securely with the other.”) (From IMDB and IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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