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Old 09-11-08, 06:13 PM
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anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

i'm debating on it but i just don't think i'll be able to sit through either one.

anybody else thinking about watching one of them?
Old 09-11-08, 06:18 PM
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As good as I found United 93 to be... Once is enough for me. I dont see myself ever watching it again, its just too real. ... maybe with my kids one day down the road.
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No. I don't watch Pearl Harbor related movies, Civil War movies, Vietnam movies, or anything of that nature on their respective days.

A sad event, yes. But, to paraphrase Jimmy Stewart's character from Rear Window: "It's just another Thursday. The calendar's full of 'em."
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Thought about it. My wife hasn't seen either, so if she wanted to I'd be willing to watch either of them again. Ended up doing other things.
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United 93 is one of the most powerful films I've ever seen. But I'm not going to wait til Sept. 11th to revisit it. I'll re-watch it whenever I feel I'd like to.
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Originally Posted by hardercore View Post
United 93 is one of the most powerful films I've ever seen. But I'm not going to wait til Sept. 11th to revisit it. I'll re-watch it whenever I feel I'd like to.


I'm watching both Kill Bills tonight.
Old 09-12-08, 08:02 AM
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I own both of these and haven't watched either yet.
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Originally Posted by hardercore View Post
United 93 is one of the most powerful films I've ever seen.

Same here. It's amazing how the movie takes you right back to that day. I could see how people who are overly sensitive about 9/11 wouldn't want to watch it again.
Old 09-12-08, 11:17 AM
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I haven't seen either movie and I have no desire to right now. Maybe somewhere down the line I'll watch United 93.
Old 09-12-08, 02:30 PM
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No more "9/11 related" films for me after seeing "Flight 93" in the theater. I just don't need that kind of grief.
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I've watched United 93 quite a few times since I saw it in the theater, and it's still heartbreaking to watch. Watching the news coverage yesterday morning was enough for me...
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People shouldn't be allowed to listen to "The Little River Band" on 9/11.
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Originally Posted by invisiblegt View Post
No. I don't watch Pearl Harbor related movies, Civil War movies, Vietnam movies, or anything of that nature on their respective days.

A sad event, yes. But, to paraphrase Jimmy Stewart's character from Rear Window: "It's just another Thursday. The calendar's full of 'em."





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EDIT: Although I will add that it's very sad that 9/11 has become so politicized and so many awful things have been done in its name that I simply don't want to hear the phrase uttered ever again.

Hopefully the memory of these past years will fade and I'll be able to discuss the tragic event without the associated baggage, but alas I fear that day is still a long ways off.

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I started to watch 'Postal' but realized it was in bad taste on Sept. 11
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You know, I watched both of these last year around this time. I watched World Trade Center late Sept. 10, and United 93 the next day. The strange thing was when I started watching them I didn't even realize what the date it was. I had recorded both of them onto my HD-DVR and they had been sitting for a while. Odd how it happened that way.
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

I've had this movie sitting there for ages and finally saw it today. A special on 9/11 last night prompted me to finally see it. That is an excellent film that I never want to see again. Too raw and emotional. The documentary with the families was heartbreaking. I tossed it out after I saw it. I can't believe how it can bring you right back to that day 8 years later.

I have World Trade Center on HD. Not quite as good but compelling in it's own way. I may watch that again since I have it.
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

Decided to watch World Trade Center I think I have a documentary some where but I don't feel the need to dig it out after watching these two. Very emotionally draining.
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
No more "9/11 related" films for me after seeing "Flight 93" in the theater. I just don't need that kind of grief.
I feel the same way today.
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

I've been watching some of the NatGeo specials on the conspiracy angle. I don't think I can watch United 93 again without feeling like I was punched in the gut.
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

I haven't seen the whole thing, but one time while flipping the channels, I came across United 93 and watched the last 10 minutes of it.

I spent the next half hour in a ball in my chair shaking and crying. I intend to see the whole thing someday, but it will fuck me up.
Old 09-10-09, 04:48 PM
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

Originally Posted by ytrez View Post
I own both of these and haven't watched either yet.
me too.
Old 09-10-09, 05:03 PM
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

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I've been watching some of the NatGeo specials on the conspiracy angle. I don't think I can watch United 93 again without feeling like I was punched in the gut.
There is no way to watch that without feeling that way. It's almost documentary the way it puts you in the seat. You really want to cry, watch the extras where the actors have to meet the family members of the person they are portraying. I don't think there was a dry eye in the bunch including me.
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

I'm watching Jean Claude Van Damme movies tonight.

I saw 911 with my eyes that day. No need to relive it with the way these programs put moody sad music...not worth the heartache.

I relive it in my mind forever.
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

I've teared up watching movies every now and then but not that often. I haven't even cried at funerals. Again, just teared up a bit. United 93 caused me to ball my eyes out for the last 10 minutes of the movie and for at least another 10 minutes after it was over. I've never been that emotional in my entire life. Part of it was sadness, but big part of it was anger. I've only seen it once and might not ever watch it again, but I just remember being so ANGRY while I was watching it, especially near the end when I obviously knew what was going to happen.
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Re: anybody watching UNITED 93 or WORLD TRADE CENTER tonight?

I've yet to see either one of these movies.

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