Monday, March 27, 2006

Am I Going to Hell?

If you didn't already see it attached to prints of Spike Lee's "Inside Man," there's a new trailer up for "United 93," Paul Greengrass's sure-to-be-jittery docudrama about the 9/11 flight that went down in rural Pennsylvania.

It's a good trailer, full of chilling moments and Greengrass's obligatory shaky-cam work. The movie is sure to be harrowing, sure to be heroic and sure to be unpleasant theatrical viewing, less than five years after that tragic day.

But is it evil of me that I watched the trailer and as the terrorists were swarming the cockpit and people were panicking, all I could think was, "Well, at least they got somewhat lucky. At least there weren't Snakes on the Plane."

Somebody else will make that ghoulish observation eventually. I just wanted to be ahead of the curve.

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And as a second aside... If you look at the poster for "United 93" that's up on the Apple trailer page, you'll notice it features a plane, the Statue of Liberty and the flaming World Trade Center Towers in the background. What did United 93 have to do with New York or with the Towers? I understand that it's all about the iconography of that horrible day, but the plane was heading for Washington. It was never anywhere near New York City. It's a little tacky, if you ask me.


  1. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Yes, Daniel, you are going to hell.

    Well, SOMEBODY had to answer him....

  2. As a wise man -- The Joker, I believer -- once observed... If you've gotta go... Go with a smile!