world trade center

January 17, 2007

world trade center is about the rescue of two new york port authority police with nicholas cage portraying the one of two major characters of the film – sergeant john mcloughlin (the other was will jimeno portrayed by michael pea). this is actually the first motion picture to have dealt with the 9/11 tragedy.

GOD! THIS MOVIE SUCKS! for making me cry like a baby!

rated pg-13 by the mpaa for intense emotional content, this movie proved to be what it is, emotionally intense. 3 minutes into the movie and i was teary-eyed. it kept me crying the whole time! and up until the last drop. darn oliver stone! one moment was an insanity. i was laughing at the same time i was crying! can you imagine that! that was when us marine staff sergeant dave karnes told port authority police will gimeno, “we won’t lose you again. we are the u.s. marines! and you are our mission!”

this is another oliver stone masterpiece. too poignant in its detail and powerful in its execution. masterfully done.

what the movie didn’t show though, was the amount of time and effort that took to rescue john mcloughlin after will jimeno was dug out of the rubble. will jimeno was rescued after 12 hours of being burried alive in the rubble of the wtc. john mcloughlin, on the other hand was rescued after being buried alive for 22 hours. another factual inaccuracy was the identity of the second marine that was with david karnes searching for survivors at ground zero. they portrayed the second marine as a white male while in fact, he was a black man named jason thomas. the reason for this was that the moviemakers couldn’t account for sergeant jason thomas whereabouts before and during the making of the movie.

i only wish i had a box of tissue beside me. my bedsheet’s wet with tears and my tshirt’s soiled with my uhug! eeew!

in a scale of 1 to 5, i give this movie three stars.

nicholas cage as directed by oliver stone


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