By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Paramount Pictures.
World Trade Center Poster
The first review we read for World Trade Center claimed that the film, far from finished, did not live up to United 93 and was bad in general. This latest review, one of an almost-finished version, disagrees completely and says it is better than United 93. It's amazing what some editing (polishing) can do.
World Trade Center Screened
Though the film still features temp music and is not entirely cleaned up, the reviews for it have improved immensely.
FoxNews recently sent Roger Friedman to a special screening of World Trade Center and he came back with a positive report.
Even so, I can still tell you from this screening that Stone has made an elegant, powerful, moving and genuinely personal document about the horrors that happened inside and outside of the World Trade Center.
Because of its scope, "World Trade Center" is grander than "United 93" and perhaps has some loftier cinematic aspirations. And as much as it's all about the real men and women whose acts of courage nearly got them killed that day, "World Trade Center" is nonetheless an Oliver Stone film through and through.
What Stone has done is base his movie on the stories of two Port Authority policemen who went into Tower 2 of the World Trade Center too late and with little information. The building collapsed on them, burying them and their colleagues.