Saturday, April 29, 2006

United 93

Joel Rosenberg was right: make yourself see this movie.

Saw it this afternoon (Brenda took the boys to see Ice Age). It was kind of like watching Schindler's List; it's a move you don't want to see, about things you don't want to think about.

And yet, you have to. Part of the brilliance of the film is in the fact that there are only a few familiar faces, with actors whose names just escape you, so there's really no star power. But it's compelling. It's power is in its realistic feel, and in getting more detail on events with which we are all familiar, and which --- in a few decades --- people of a certain age will be able to say right where they were when they first heard of the attacks. These were the first Americans to engage the battle against Islamo-fascism, and they did it with little more than their bare hands, knowing that, if they were going to die, they would surrender those last moments in defense of their country.

It's a film that all those who remember the events of that day has to see. It's a film that every Democrat trying to divide the country with they Bush-Hating rhetoric should be required to see. It's a movie that everyone who talks about Islam as a "religion of peace" should be required to see.

[With apologies to Republitarian] Bastards.