“World Trade Center” directed by Oliver Stone and starring Nicolas Cage, is based on the true story of Will Jimeno and John Mcloughlin, two Port Authority police officers who rushed into the burning WTC building on 9/11. Their heroic intentions lead to their becoming trapped themselves when the tower collapses. The race is on. Will they be rescued before their air runs out?
We’ve come a long way since 9/11. Remember right after the attacks when Hollywood digitally erased all images of the towers from previously filmed movies? I’ll never forget the Hollywood fundraiser on TV with all the celebrities swaying onstage to “God Bless America.”
Newsweek magazine says,
“‘World Trade Center’ celebrates the ties that bind us, the bonds that keep us going, the goodness that stands as a rebuke to the horror of that day. Perhaps, in the future, the times will call for more challenging, or polemical, or subversive visions. Right now it feels like the 9/11 movie we need.”
I was glad to hear that the focus of this movie is more on heroism than terrorism, but am curious if it’s a movie the survivors are ready for.
It’s set to release on August 9. What are your thoughts?