Is the United 93 trailer too shocking for the typical theater patron?

Saturday, April 08, 2006
There have been some recent headlines concerning the supposed inappropriateness of the trailer advertising the movie Flight 93 which will be released at the end of this month. At least one theater in New York City has pulled it. Some patrons complain that it is too soon after 9/11. Is such a response even partly justified? The answer is an unhesitating no! Do you doubt me? Well, then take a look for yourself:

Flight 93 Trailer

What prompts such outrage? Is it based on a legitimate concern for the victims of 9/11 and their families? Around eight months after 9/11, I had a discussion with a radical leftist. He adamantly believed that we needed to “get over” 9/11. The United States is an allegedly evil country deserving attack. This is the real reason why a number of people are upset. It is, according to the left-wingers, best for Americans to forget that awful day. If nothing else, isn't it of far greater importance to radicalize the American political system? Why be overly concerned with terrorism when Bush/Hitler resides in the White House?


Bostonian said...

I see your radical lefty and raise you one.

A couple of weeks after 9/11, I had a hallway conversation with a co-worker. He told me that the attacks hadn't bothered him because "there are too many people in the world anyway."

He's a vegan, which is perhaps neither here nor there.

I could not believe someone could be so monstrously callous and so unashamed of admitting it.

Rick Ballard said...

What horror the lefties must feel at the depiction of Americans taking control of their destinies. That's down there at the base of their distaste for everything to do with 9/11. Especially anything to do with the heroism shown, not just on Flight 93 but also by men such as Rick Rescorla who went beyond their duty and gave their lives as a result. Or those membeers of the FDNY who did the same.

Why would craven cowards who have never done ought but seek to appease dictators (when they are not seeking to install them) want to see a depiction of a courage which they totally lack become a box office hit? It's simply too great a reminder what they are.

truepeers said...

Heck Bostonian, as long as we're raising things, did you hear about the Texas professor who wants ninety percent of us dead from Ebola and he gets a standing o from his audience at the Texas academy?

Barry Dauphin said...

Of course the proper response to the wacko Texas professor is: "After you".

Syl said...

Not all who are upset by it hate America and think we deserved it. Come on.

Some just don't want the memories back.

And some of them are just afraid it will help Bush.