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"United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:40 am

Hello everyone,

I have seen the movie "United 93" ("Vol 93" here) yesterday night. I just wanted you guys to give me your impression on the movie! What did you think?

I thought it was really good, very few aviation-related mistakes, and makes your heart beat the whole movie. Bearing in mind that this really happened...

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:36 am

Nah, I haven't seen it, dont think I will, I think it is horrible that we are marketing off a tragedy like the new movie 9/11 or whatever it is called, I remember it, and don't need to relive it thank you... Anyway, there is a 737 on the box... it was a 757, such a blatant mistake is not worth the effort to me, but I'm curious at how the rest was, we had a special on the Discovery Channel about it, it was called the flight that fought back... that was good but a motion picture... I just don't know...

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:57 am

I had that feeling too when going to the movie, of course not with the same feelings that Americans have, it hasn't affected us the same way. But the movie is really human, and very well made, it's not the kind of Hollywood $$$making motion pictures that you see everyday. Really. I don't think that the ones who directed the movie wanted to make money on it, because a lot of americans are just not ready to see a movie about 9/11 yet I guess. They are aware of that. To me it's more of a tribute to the people that died that day.

Quoting DreamsUnited (Reply 1):
Anyway, there is a 737 on the box

I'm not sure I get you here, the whole movie happens inside a 757, and for once, the movie does not show a 737 at takeoff, a 747 inflight and a 757 at landing. Factually (at least with everything to do with aviation), the movie was very accurate.
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:15 am

When I watched "United 93" I was less interested in the aviation details but very interested in the decisions passengers made to take the situation in hand and accept the consequences.
 
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:23 am

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 3):

Yeah me too, but I can't help myself to look at these details  Wink
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:47 am

Quoting DreamsUnited (Reply 1):
Anyway, there is a 737 on the box

That was Flight 93, not United 93:


The TV version, Flight 93, was a horrible, poorly done version from HBO, or Lifetime (something like that), not the same one from Hollywood with high awards. It used bad computer graphics and focused too much on the drama, even graphically depicting stabbings and the crash, and made the ordeal look "sci-fi": was distasteful and disgraceful.

I believe this thread is talking about United 93


The Hollywood movie, United 93, with all of the awards, was very good and the aviation theme was excellently researched. Unlike the TV version, United 93 focused more on the heroic efforts and aspects of teamwork. While it showed blood, it did not depict the airplane crash or stabbings. But one important note:

United 93 is a powerful movie of reflection, and should not be viewed as a source of "fun" entertainment.

So would I recommend it to a family for a Friday Night outing? Probably not. But if you enjoy powerful movies (such as foreign films), I'd say yes.
 
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:45 am

Yes I did. Twice, actually. I thought it was very, very well done. It was really interesting to see the two perspectives that were presented.

Very moving, but a must see.

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:26 pm

It comes out in Australia later this month, so I am planning on seeing it then.
 
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:11 pm

Having seen the dreadful ‘Flight 93’ my expectations for ‘United 93’ were low but then somewhere I read (maybe on a.net) a review of the film written by a Delta pilot who was on flying duties on the day and received the warning about cockpit intrusions and subsequently the order for the immediate grounding of all aircraft in US airspace. The review was very favourable, heavily pointing out the accuracy of the sets, the crew’s actions, the action on the ground at ATC (my recollection is that the person who played the chief at ATC in the film was the real person who was on duty that day – his first day in the new position) and elsewhere, and the attention to detail. Partly due to this excellent review and my interest in civil aviation, the film was a “must see” and I saw it on the day of its release in the UK.

Whilst it will never be know for certainty what exactly happened on United 93 that day, the film was an engrossing, but disturbing, and probably an accurate account. It did not feature the usual Hollywood heroes who save the world from villains, but the average guy from the street who had found himself in an unique and dangerous situation and realised that his death would perhaps save many other people’s lives. At most stages the film was very sensitive and it appeared to me that the director was more concerned in telling the story accurately than making a film that would be a box office success.

There were few people in the cinema when I saw the film but it was obvious that they were all moved by the film. When the end credits came up, there was not the usual scramble to get out but everyone remained seated until the house lights came up. At that stage, someone clapped and immediately the whole audience joined in. Leaving the auditorium, strangers were talking to each other about the film and the impact that it had had on them.

I would not recommend the film as a blockbuster or adventure to play one evening for the family or friends. But if you wanted a film that is highly engrossing, albeit disturbing, or have any interest in civil aviation or the events of 9/11, I would urge you to see the film.

I cannot wait for it to be released on DVD. I believe it is due out in the US on 9 September (to coincide with the date) but in the UK the DVD release is not until late October.
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:56 pm

Yes I did go and see it!

I thought it was also pretty good, but also I found it quite disturbing. As people have mentioned, this is definitely not one for "the family" on a quiet night in.

I would probably buy it on DVD when it arrives in the UK.

Did anyone see the documentry made by those French guys, surrounding 9/11? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312318/

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:04 am

I saw United 93 and thought it was very well made. The director didn't focus on just one person. I did notice one mistake were there should have been a 757 there was an A320. Besides that it was a really good movie.
 
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:37 am

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 9):
Did anyone see the documentry made by those French guys, surrounding 9/11?

Yeah I saw it, it was on TV here in 2002. Very incredible!
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:33 am

Huh, interesting, I think maybe I'll think about renting it then, however I did like how the Discovery Channel's documentary was set up, even though it was quite graphic for a tribute, horrible CGI though...

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:52 am

Its on my list of best movies this year.
I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through the film and felt shivers down my spine, knowing it was all based on real events.

Quite a film

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:59 pm

i agree with DreamsUnited on his first response, living through 9/11 the first time was bad enough, seeing the movie is going to bring back some bad memories for me... but to answer your question, yes I'm going to see it (haven't seen in yet obviously).

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:40 pm

I haven't seen it, but I just came from watching World Trade Centers. At the end of that movie there were people crying, teenagers of my age were crying. Then some bloke in the back had to laugh at something. oh well I found the World Trade Centers very moving and a movie that keeps you thinking about what really happened on that day.

Mr. Cage said at the end that the day would be remebered for the evil, but mainly for the love and courage that came from the men that worked to save the souls lost at the World Trade Center.

I will watch United 93, can't wait to see another show of bravery!

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:52 am

Yeah I just saw WTC the other night. After it was over there was silence. When we walked out we just walked and didnt speak. I got in the car and turned off the music and just sat there. It was very sad and very real. I will watch United 93 when it comes out on dvd.
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:38 am

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 2):
Factually (at least with everything to do with aviation), the movie was very accurate.

They even got a real pilot to act as one of the pilots aboard United 93. I have not seen the movie, but if I am not mistaken one of the pilots is an African-American. The person who plays him(I do not know his name) is a 747 pilot for UPS and is also certified on the 757. The director wanted his movie to be painfully accurate, so he went so far as to get an actual airline pilot for the role of an airline pilot. I believe he was a consultant on the movie due to his extensive
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:39 pm

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 17):
They even got a real pilot to act as one of the pilots aboard United 93. I have not seen the movie, but if I am not mistaken one of the pilots is an African-American. The person who plays him(I do not know his name) is a 747 pilot for UPS and is also certified on the 757. The director wanted his movie to be painfully accurate, so he went so far as to get an actual airline pilot for the role of an airline pilot. I believe he was a consultant on the movie due to his extensive
knowledge of how airliners fly.

That is correct. The pilots were played by actual airline pilots and the FAs were actual or retired FAs. I recall that the actors who played the terrorists were also segregated from the others except when on set to increase the tension.
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:43 pm

Just to double check....Flight 93 and United 93 are two different films? I saw Flight 93 and was amazed at the incredible bad acting, ruined it for me.
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:48 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 19):
Just to double check....Flight 93 and United 93 are two different films? I saw Flight 93 and was amazed at the incredible bad acting, ruined it for me.

One was a made for tv movie... the other was in theatres and will be on dvd soon.
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:33 pm

United 93 was released in New Zealand last week. I was going to watch it the first day it came out but those plans got changed. I'm going to buy it on DVD when its released and I might see it in the movies. I'm keen on seeing also 'World Trade Centers'
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:22 am

Yes, I saw it a while back. Very moving picture and something you have to watch with a certain level of intensity and understanding, it's not a lighthearted or action packed hollywood film. I thought that it was emotionally gripping and had me affected the whole evening after as though it lingered in my mind. The thing I found most chilling was the fact the guys were just sat there being treated like normal passengers. I know this is obvious, but it's strange to actually see, as before you sort of seperate the two.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):
There were few people in the cinema when I saw the film but it was obvious that they were all moved by the film. When the end credits came up, there was not the usual scramble to get out but everyone remained seated until the house lights came up. At that stage, someone clapped and immediately the whole audience joined in. Leaving the auditorium, strangers were talking to each other about the film and the impact that it had had on them

As the film ended where I was everyone was silent, and that continued as people left. There were a few people crying too, it felt like we were mourning those who had died, very strange, like seeing a powerful piece of theatre it managed to grip you in such a realistic sense.

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:52 am

Saw the movie last wednesday.

Thought It was very well done, and really captured on what might of happened on Flight 93.

I like how they used Real pilots and F.A's rather than actors and how the people in the ATC centre played themselvs.

The movie was quite moving and there were some obvious aviation-related mistakes which were not that bad IE United A320 taking off and how they referred to some of the hijacked flights as 757's instead of 767's. (May of happened due to all the confusion)

Does anyone know what 757 was used when the Co-pilot did the walkaround in EWR?

Quoting A340600 (Reply 22):
As the film ended where I was everyone was silent, and that continued as people left

I noticed that too. People walked out very quietly at the end.
 
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:38 am

sorry to be little off topic, but Flight 93 was, in the start, shot at YVR. just thought of sharing this info.

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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:53 pm

I've just seen Flight93 at home and thought it was excellent. Why did they show an A320 as the aircraft at the gate?
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:38 am

just watched the United 93, actually its much much better movie than Flight 93. my heart beats speed up when the second plane hit the tower, to see everyone getting emotional... nice production...
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:46 pm

Quoting Amritpal (Reply 26):
actually its much much better movie than Flight 93

Just finished watching United 93 on DVD much better than Flight 93 ,Very sad to watch ,Could not believe the break down in the chain of command.
 
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:23 am

I love the fact that the first several aircraft visible in "Flight 93" (or the crummy TV movie one) are an AC 'bus, a couple of CMA 1900s, and a WestJet 737. Newark, Boston, and NYC, eh?
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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:37 am

I now have it on DVD, and yes I watched it.

Very sad movie  Sad


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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:48 am

Just bought the DVD and yes I have seen it in theaters also very good movie 5 stars. Made me cry a bit to.


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RE: "United 93" Movie. Did You See It?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:02 am

I saw the movie twice, and it is one of the best made movies ive ever seen. this is in no way "marketing off 9/11..." it was done repectively and directed beautifully. also, very few aviation related errors. the way they portrayed the terrorists was perfect, and the way the crew & passengers were portryaed was brilliant. also, it was in no way politically influenced, it just showed the facts of what happened that terrible day that is eched in our hearts.

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