So I finally did it. i went to see World Trade Center. And? Well, I didn’t throw up this time! It was a good film, I suppose. It did what it set out to do – made us aware of another of the countless 9/11 stories- one of hope and survival and grim determination. I was a little jumpy there. Biggest jump for me was when Dominick Pezzulo shot himself (?) and then when the fireballs rained down.
The bit when I almost lost it was Will Jimeno being pulled out and saying, “Where have the buildings gone?” But I think that was the problem – it almost was a fantastic film but ended up being something you could take or leave.
All in all it is well made… a little cold… but I suppose it’s a very thin line between portraying the events and honouring the victims/survivors and over sentamentalising (I am making this a word) the story.
The one thing I hoped after seeing United 93 was that Nick Cage wouldn’t allow his ego to take over… and mostly he kept it in check, there were a few moments of over-acting when I could have (if I had been on my own) thrown a shoe at the screen… but, seriously, what did we expect?
Now onto the gripe. WHy is it when I go to the cinema every jackass in the town decides they want to see the film I want to see. No, that’s wrong. Why did they want to go and sit in the cinema with me and natter to their friends while simultaneously rattling papers, coughing loudly, eating with vigour and jiggling around? I can only assume that 90% of the people in the cinema tonight has some combination of a nervous twitch, itchy bum, non sweary torretts and a mild ADHD… or a severe case of the spreading arsehole syndrome that I see more and more in my daily life.
All I could think everytime one particular moron stood up to smooth down her barely-there skirt/belt (she did it about 12 times throughout the film) was ‘Why haven’t you read the rules?‘ and ‘Why aren’t my eyes actually burning a hole straight through your ‘Up’ Pony tail and ridiculous cube shaped fringe?’ Oh well, I suppose we can’t have it all…
[tags]World Trade Center movie, not the way to behave in the cinema, Secondhand Trytophan’s movie going rules should be mandatory, Nick Cage’s ego[/tags]