Friday, April 28, 2006

Compare and contrast

I just found it interesting to compare Cole Smithey's review of Paul Greengrass's 'United 93' to his review of Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11'.

Smithey is just one of only 5 critics to pan 'United 93', but he acts as a pretty good example of 3 of the other 4 in his reasoning. The 5th, Jeffrey M. Anderson, actually gave it 2.5 out of 4 which is just shy of the 65% rating Rotten Tomatoes requires for a Fresh rating.

Not that reviews matter all that much in this case, but it is nice to see a movie of this magnitude, without any of Hollywood's power names attached, still receiving raves from the critics. I sure Harrison Ford would do an amazing job playing the part of an air traffic controller, or heroic passenger, but this wasn't the movie for that type of distraction and it's nice to see that Greengrass instead decided to focus on the story.

I will definitely be seeing this movie on the big screen some time this weekend or in the very near future.


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