I meant to blog this earlier, but has anyone else seen United 93? I haven’t seen much discussion of it in the Irish blogosphere.
I actually didn’t realise it was released straight to DVD last week until I spotted it in Xtra-vision, whereupon I instantly rented it.
And I have to concurr with the reviews I have read from bloggers in the States. It is a film done with taste and and with a rather unnatural sense of familiarity. At many points you do feel like one of the passengers, and there appeared to be various devices used by the director to hook the viewer into associating with the film. Anyone who has travelled on planes will find themselves questioning themselves, and what they would do in that position.
In some ways it is like the discussion of the Falling Man picture earlier. It is compelling to watch.
At times it is difficult to watch the phone calls between passengers and their families, but I recommend United 93 nonetheless.
Update: Thanks Simon, got mixed up between the website URL and the film title. But it is the one that was just released in the US.