It’s propaganda at its finest…
No one knows for sure what happened on that flight. This movie is bullshit.
Ummm… how do you figure? People on the planes placed phone calls – to 911 operators, friends and family. They are the first hand accounts of what happened on that flight, and these phone calls are what is being used to piece together details. Not to mention the information garnered from the black box cockpit recordings.
Of course don’t know “exactly” what happened – but do we ever? Did it stop us from making movies about the Titanic, the Holocaust, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Rowandan Genocide, etc etc? Or is this all “propaganda” too?
I hate to say this, but taking the version of events put forward by a grieving family member or friend as gospel is not a good idea. Who wouldn’t want their loved one to be viewed as a hero? We only know the most scant of details and a movie that claims to assemble the whole event based on phone calls that cannot be substantiated is dishonest and exploitative.
As for the holocaust and the genocide remarks, ease up on the melodrama. Comparing the well documented extermination of millions with conflicting reports of one plane crash is insulting and petty.
I wasn’t comparing, nor was I being melodramatic. Perhaps the Holocaust was a poor example, but my point is that in severe tragedy – where many first-hand sources perish – we rarely have a historical stenographer on site to preserve the details for all time. Yet we can still call these things historically correct based on this crazy thing called evidence and investigative reporting…
You think that the recordings that were released by the FBI and the 9/11 Commission in 2004 are bogus?
You think that 911 calls are bogus? Recorded answering machine messages, too?
As far as the “insulting and petty” accusation, perhaps you should examine your own assumption that family/friends of those who died are not credible sources, even 5 years later. To insinuate that someone would lie – to the Commission, the media, Americans in general – about their loved ones last words is a stretch.
So either you’re one of the crazy, messed up conspiracy theorists on this board, or you have some serious personal vendetta against what has pretty much been widely accepted as a relatively accurate depiction of what happened on that flight.
Here’s a link to the 911 Commission report… they provide the cockpit voice recording device as evidence, as well as several calls made by passengers: