Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fanfare for the Common Man

Just watched Flight 93, the superlative dramatization of the only September 11th, 2001, hijacking that failed to accomplish its goal. It is a powerful and disturbing film--powerful in that conveys the raw, visceral tension of those events, and disturbing in that it underscores how unprepared our country was then and how totally unprepared our country still is for the perfidy of our nation's enemies, whose resolve to commit evil in the name of a religion they have corrupted is unparallelled by any challenge we have seen in modern times.

It's a movie that will leave you angry, and with good reason. And it makes it clear that this is a different kind of war against an enemy whose values are so antithetical to ours that we cannot win against them if we continue to use 20th Century standards and methods of waging war.

An amazing film...

1 comment:

Tredekka said...

I've never even heard of this does it compare to Paul Greengrass' United 93?