Reviews of World Trade Center
A Film by Oliver Stone About Two Survivors
Following are excerpts of reviews of early screenings of the film.
Following "Alexander" with a straightforward, conspiracy-free 9/11 story -- the improbable rescue and rehabilitation of Port Authority police officers from World Trade Center rubble -- might seem like a ploy to get back iAn the game. While different from Stone's usual filmic ideas, "World Trade Center" is far from an impersonal project for professional atonement.
Sadly, "World Trade Center" is a bubbly, fluffy film about families crying. It is a simple survival story and nothing more, and is a sloppy one at that. Despite the cast and talent involved, the movie is nothing more than a TV movie shown on the big screen. It lacks the focus, sincerity, believability and intensity that a movie like this deserves and could so easily be had, especially by a director such as Stone.
The following reviewer suggests that Stone laced the film with clues that the Twin Towers and Building 7 were taken down by controlled demolition. However, the film does not emphasize explosions in a way that indicates explosives in the buildings. The popping sounds that the men hear as they walk through the concourse could be any of a number of things, including jumpers impacting the ground. As for the footage of Building 7 imploding, it is brief and incidental.
To sum it up, Stone not only did a good job in relating the story of these men and for conveying the emotional and psychological trauma that occurred to them and their families, but for also conveying the message that there are problems with the official story. By emphasizing the explosions, showing the collapse of Building 7 and implying Thermite usage, I believe that he was trying to wake people up to these important issues.
One thing this movie got right was the little details. In one scene one of the officers claims that he heard a missile missed the Pentagon. The misinformation that ran rampant that day was incredible.
This humurous piece in theOnion.com has Stone promoting the 'single plane' theory -- a parody of the magic single bullet theory endorsed by the Warren Commission. The 'single plane' theory is only slightly more ridiculous than some of the material that is packaged as 9/11 Truth.