Flight 93 (12)
Posted by Guest Writer on Tue, 01 Jul 2008.
Starring: Jeffrey Nordling, Brennan Elliott, Ty Olsson
By the time United Flight 96 leaves Newark Airport, three planes have already been hijacked and are closing in on their targets. Minutes later two of the jets slam into the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Centre, As the devastating news reaches the passengers and crew on Flight 93, they realise they too are in the hands of hijackers on a deadly mission of their own. This is the true story of that fateful 90 minute flight and the heroic action, taken in the air and on the ground, to stop the terrorists turning Flight 93 into a guided missile.
This is the true story about that fatal flight that took place on September 11th, 2001, the darkest day in American history. The film, Flight 93, is dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew who stopped their plane reaching their target which was either, The White House or The Capitol Building, this film recreates the events that took place on board United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11th.
Director, Peter Markle, and his team have been able to produce something that is so emotional and strong it is a great memorial for those men and women and on board that flight. This film featured unknown actors, Director, Peter Markle said, “We chose unknown actors because the whole point of the film, is to recreate an event that could have happened to anybody, anyone could have a boarding pass, anyone can get a pass, weather it’s a one way ticket or a two way ticket and get through security and get onto a airplane and be involved in a hijacking, so by not using actors you see in other films, I think it gets the sense of the truth and commonality that allowed the audience to identify with the people on the airplane. What I wanted to do is put the audience on that plane.”
So to me, that was a brilliant idea, its makes the film more emotional and effective, this film did receive some criticism, people were saying that this film should not be made and the tragedy should be left alone and not be made into any sort of hollywood spectacle. In the end they got the job done and they produce something so special for every person involved in their tragedy.
This film is just outstanding and filled with sadness and you can see and even sense the emotion played by the actors. For a film that uses unknown actors it’s a bit of a set back, but not for this film, all the actors involved in their roles playing the brave men and women on board that flight, they were simply phenomenal, the crew were outstanding and every sense of this film was superb. I’ve never witnessed a film like this before that has sent emotion right through me, its really hard not to bring a tear to your eye, never before have I felt that much sadness and emotion, I will never forget this film, its such a great memorial for the 40 passengers and crew on board that flight on that fatal day.
By Big Jay