Just saw United 93. It is probably the most powerful film I've ever seen. Paul Greengrass is to be commended for his straightforward approach to an extremely controversial subject matter. His documentary background was a tremendous asset, and viewers are spared extraneous back stories, slow motion shots, and inspirational speeches. It just tells the story, in real time, as if you were actually there on September 11th, 2001.
As I watched I couldn't help but think back to where I was, working in Chicago, listening to the events unfold from various cowrokers. The atmoshere of confusion from that terrible day was perfectly captured in the film. I felt the remorse, helplessness, and anger just like 9/11 had just happened yesterday. I think we need to remember that day, the heroes it produced and the enemy we still face. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom and everyone needs to pitch in.