This past Friday, I blogged about the Arthur Chrenkoff’s outstanding review of this movie/documentary about the heroes on Flight 93 and dang if I didn’t miss it last night I got caught up in a book I was reading and lost track of time. I’ve checked to see if it re-airs any this week and haven’t been able to find any other times, outside of the three times it was shown on the Discovery Channel.
I did some blog surfing this morning and read that Jim at bRight and Early watched it. His review of the movie is well-worth reading and back up Chrenkoff’s postive review of it. Here are some of Jim’s comments:
Not last night. Watching Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back was a tremendously emotional experience. The docu-drama itself was well made, and well presented. It used actuall recordings, information from interviews with those connected to the event, and official conclusions and combined them with credible recreations. But it was the interviews with family and friends as they described these events, and these heros, that had me weeping. It wasn’t sadness, although I did, and do, feel sorrow for those who lost their loved ones. It was that some were willing to do more than they should be able to do, that these people were not going to submit willingly to their fate, and most of all the willingness to do what was right in spite of the odds.
In all of the destruction surounding 9/11 you can’t help but to feel for the loss of so many. At the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and in that field in Pennsylvania it is the heros that stick out in my memories. Those who went against the tide into the towers in their attempt to save others. The tireless effort to rescue people from the wreckage even after the odds for success dropped below zero. The workers who unfurlled a flag over a hole in the Pentagon. And fourty people who said, “No” to terrorists on Flight 93.
More: Captain Ed watched it also and gave it high marks.
Did any of you get a chance to view it and if so, what are your thoughts?