From three-time Academy Award winner Oliver Stone comes this
inspiring true story about courage, family and our nation's
unyielding spirit. Oscar winner Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena
stars as John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, two New Yoek City
Port Authority policemen who were trapped in the rubble of September
11, 2001. As McLoughlin and Jimeno bond together in a fight
for survival, the events of an unimaginable day unfold through
the eyes of the two policemen, their loving wives, survivors
and rescuers throughout the city.
MOVIE REVIEW :
mysterious Nicholas Cage is alternatively over-rated and under-rated
in his films by many audiences. It is worth remembering, though,
that his best movies are usually those where the story takes
precedence over individual performances. The story about September
11 is one such example.
the direction of the famously heavy-handed Oliver Stone, WTC
is surprisingly unadorned and plain, but delivers its emotional
payload pretty effectively. While it seems like all the actors
in this movie were cast for expressive eyes, Nicholas Cage,
with those searching blue eyes, is the king of them all. At
times he is able to show fear, shock and courage in a simple
look at the top right hand corner of the screen. Michael Pena
is an accomplished everyman actor that I appreciate more with
each of his thorough portrayals.
started off quite documentary-like, but things turn teary
when the family is involved, and that is when I remember this
is not United 93, but a Hollywood tale of survival, hope and
courage (this phrase doesn’t work in print, and it doesn’t
work in film).
This edition includes commentary by director Oliver
Stone, another one by the real-life survivor and heroes Will
Jimeno, Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee as well
as some deleted/extended scenes. The second commentary is
worth a listen.
visual transfer with English or Thai audio and five subtitle
by Lim Mun Pong