"United 93" Hits Theaters; Brings Back Memories

By: Sarah Batista
By: Sarah Batista

April 28, 2006

Controversy has surrounded the film "United 93" about the September 11th flight that crashed in Pennsylvania. Today, it opened in movie theaters across the country.

All who watched this real-life movie said it had everything they expected. Two hours and six minutes filled with emotion, drama and fear.

"It makes you angry, it makes you sad, it makes you cry," said Debbie Gossett.

Gossett caught the first showing at Carmike Cinema. Her memories of September 11 came rushing back.

"It was my birthday, we were home watching the news and it just brought back the whole thing, it was just very life-like," said Gossett.

"United 93" depicts the horror and heroism of passengers aboard flight 93. That was the hijacked plane believed to have been targeting the White House, but instead crashed into a Pennsylvania field.

"It also showed the heroism on that plane to show that those people were just not going to be the fourth plane to hit a target," said Jeff Gossett.

"You could hear quite a bit of sobbing at the end of the movie by different people that were there," said Bob Hibbard.

Despite rave reviews, some critics have said it's still too soon for Americans to see a movie that brings back so many memories.

"It's a real, real rough movie to watch so I can appreciate the people who don't want to come to it, but for those who want to see it, it's certainly worth while," said Gossett.

Movie makers say that they got approval from each passenger's family member before that movie was made.

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