Tuesday, October 10, 2006

World Trade Center

Story of two Port Authority cops who braved the flaming WTC to save people only to have the building crumble on them minutes later. The start of the movie shows the hustle bustle of the city just minutes before the tragedy that would haunt Americans forever......the slow and calm ferry from Staten Island, the congested Bus Terminal at 34th Street, the clatter of Chinatown...The brave firemen and cops all went downtown to save people moments after the 1st tower was hit. The moments when it hit McLoughlin and Jimeno that the building was gonna collapse were chilling. I was commuting there before for 4 months and left NY one week before 9/11, kept thinking that it could have been me. I guess different people would 'see' the movie in a different light. Right after the collapse, it was a matter of survival for McLoughlin and Jimeno, quite different from their initial intention. I liked the part when they hummed to Starsky and Hutch opening tune. HAHAHA. Then, the movie became wishy-washy with all the wifey bits....but we must remember that this is a true story, and was told by the 2 survivors. They were kept alive by the love for their wives and family. The movie got a little draggy that you almost wish that they'll get the rescue over and done with it. The movie gets a 6/10 for the insights of these 2 brave cops.

3 comments:

Gallivanter said...

I think I'll wait for the DVD for this one. When Americans have the chance to glorify themselves, they'll take it. :-P

Looking forward to THE DEPARTED.

tihtahpah said...

THe Departed is a copycat of the HK Infernal Affairs wor...

Gallivanter said...

Yup, I know...I am told...and with a great cast of egos too. :-)

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