Have you seen this trailer...?
In case you've been living under a rock, they're making a movie about United Flight 93.
If you don't know what United Flight 93 is, you haven't been living under a rock, you've been living in a coffin.
So, not surprisingly, this new trailer is causing quite a stir. And of course, it's meant to.
I dropped by Denis McGrath's blog yesterday, as I do most days, and he had posted about it. It caused a stir there, too. Now, in recent times I've been getting a little tired of Denis' condescending attitude towards Canadians (he was born in NY, dontcha know) and other human beings in general, so I was contemplating abandoning his blog altogether - but this one drew me back in. I agreed more or less with what Denis had to say. I have to admit, it's always nice to hear an American berate George Bush - it gives you faith in humanity. Or at least in Americans.
I'm not going to re-post my comments to Denis, but you can find them here.
Basically, I explained that while I believe the passengers of Flight 93 were heroes (and yes, the word actually applies here - not like in those evening news fluff pieces) I am hesitant to laud the fact that a movie is being made of their efforts. See, I fear this is going to be a dramatization filled with conjecture and hyperbole, as opposed to a documentary-style re-enactment of the facts. And I fear that this dramatization will only serve to galvanize the Right in their suport of that utter f***ing moron, George Bush.
I'll reserve my judgement until the movie comes out.
Then you can bet I'll have something to say.