anyone see it this past weekend? i thought it was fantastic. very, very well done. it filmed in a way that almost made you think you were watching firsthand footage of what happened that day in air traffic control centers, military command centers, and of course the plane itself. it didn't try to be over-dramatic, and it didn't try to place blame or evoke strong emotions (which it does anyway - it was a difficult movie to watch at times). it simply tried to show the truth (or what the filmmaker researched and believed the truth to be) really brings you right back to that fateful day. i was very impressed with how it was able to retain so much realism, without making you angry at the mistakes that were made or making anyone look incompetent. the military commanders (mainly a couple AF colonels and a major) came off looking very professional, yet extremely frustrated by the confusion that abounded during a situation that no one ever considered happening. two parts that stuck in my mind were when the commander at NEADS (northeast air defense sector), in a very frustated tone, barked at a general on the phone, saying "i can't defend the fucking eastern seabord with four aircraft!", and when after finding out the first fighter we successfully scrambled was unarmed, the same colonel unhesitatingly said "we can ram the airliner. we can tell him to ram it, and then eject." the fact that such an option was considered really brought back the gravity of the day and the seriousness of the threat. one other thing - the last 20 minutes or so of the movie (the passenger revolt) were terrifyingly amazing. i honestly hadn't felt like i did during a movie scene since the opening half hour of saving private ryan. i was white-knuckled the entire time. somehow you still root for the passengers, you still somehow hope for a different ending even though you know what happens. it's also been a while since a movie theater was DEAD SILENT at the end of the movie. anyway, i just thought i'd share. it's a great movie and i urge every American to go and see it, and maybe remind yourselves a little bit of why we're engaged around the world right now bringing the fight to the enemy.