We recently went to see the new Oliver Stone movie, “World Trade Center“. There have been various reviews — both good and bad — in the Washington Post, New York Times, etc. Frankly, I must admit that I had a very different reaction to the movie than most. First, the movie was nicely crafted. The choreography, acting, and so on were well done. Second, the story and the events of 9/11 are just a backdrop that really aren’t essential to the theme or message of the movie.
In my view, the movie was primarily a story of heroism and survival under very difficult circumstances. Overall, I would give the movie a solid B.