Fox News' Roger Friedman was one of a handful of folks lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. I'm one of the apparently few people on the entire planet who hasn't been excited to see this film. I didn't see United 93, even after Jeffrey Wells waxed rhapsodic about it and told me repeatedly that it was the best film he's seen all year. I got choked up just watching the trailer, and dammit, I hate crying at movies. You get all sniffly, and tears drip in your popcorn, and everyone is always surreptitiously looking around to see if anyone else is crying. Okay, maybe that's just me who does that.
Anyhow, Friedman saw a sneak peek of World Trade Center back in May at Cannes, and just the other day he got to see the full-version (albeit, an unfinished version, but pretty damn close), and now he is raving about how great it is, and says that it's an Oliver Stone movie "through and through" -- he even compares it to Platoon. The film is about two of the last people pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center, policemen John McLaughlin and Will Jimeno, who in the film are played by Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena. Their wives are played by Mario Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal, respectively (I had no freaking idea Maggie G was in this film). Okay, now that I've heard all this high praise for the film, I guess I'll have to see it. What about you? Are you planning to see this film?
[via Hollywood Elsewhere]