Tonight, I got to attend a Sneak Preview of the movie World Trade Center. I thought that it was an excellent movie. I highly recommend that everyone go see it.
Oliver Stone did an excellent job directing this film, which was based on the true story of New York City Port Authority cop John McLoughlin (played by Nicolas Cage). The movie focussed on several NYPD officers who raced into the WTC to rescue people; only to get trapped themselves. This film shows the hell that the cops and firefighters went through. The film also has a strong spiritual element as it shows how a guy who was an ex-Marine was in church praying when he was moved to go join the rescue operations against the advice of others. This guy later became a key figure in the rescue operation involving McLoughlin.
I think that it's actually a great movie for the whole family to go see together (although it's probably not appropriate for small children). The movie highlights how the families of those cops and firefighters were affected, as well as how they pulled together to help each other. I have to admit that like most typical guys, I don't get teary-eyed for movies. But this movie was different. By the end of the movie, I was in tears, as were many other men that I saw after the movie. I think that it's definitely one of Oliver Stone's best films. Here's a link for the movie's website: