Thursday, December 14, 2006

World Trade Center : a true story full of emotion

World Trade Center, a film directed by Oliver Stone, was released on August 9, 2006 by Paramount Pictures. It is a dramatic film of 129 minutes based on the events of September 11, 2001. Indeed, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center twintowers of New-York City is the theme of this film. The two main actors of this film are Michael Pena and Nicolas Cage. Nicolas Cage is a well-knonw American actor, who had already played in several great films as “Con Air”, “Lord of War”,...

It is a day, similar to any other day, McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Pena), two Port Authority police officers, are patrolling through Manhattan streets. But suddenly they hear a loud noise. Back to the police station, another incident, similar to an earthquake, affects the area. The officers see on the news that one of the two towers had been struck by a plane pilloted by terrorists. Sergeant John McLoughlin immediatly gathers the policemen together to go on the scene in order to help for the evacuation of the undamaged tower. There, they had to face horrible and shocking pictures as people jumping out of the tower to avoid being burnt by the flames. McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, accompanied by other well-equipped officers undertake to entered the tower to rescue people. But the building begins to move and collapses on them. The only way to survive is to take refuge into the elevators. The collapsing continues, one officer dies and McLoughlin and Will Jimeno are badly wounded and trapped under the rubble. Unabled to move any part of their body and hurt by falling debris, they talk about their family to try to maintain themselves in life. It is a terrible and traumatic moment. Despite this, both families, aware of the events, are still strong. Marines rescue teams, searching for any survivors, find them and take them out of the rubble. Then they are taken to hospital where they are saved. Later, these two courageous men are rewarded by receiving an award.

When I saw the film, I found it great. First, it tells the real life of John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, two survivors of these terrible events of September 11, 2001, which destroyed the beautiful towers of New-York City and killed millions of people. Secondly, the film shows the way in which families of people touched by the tragedy react. Also, I admire these two courageous men for surviving such dreadful moments. Finally, I found the film very well made. Indeed, some scenes are so well filmed that they could represent pictures.

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