Date: 12th March, 2017
Venue: Cineworld, Silverburn – as usual, friendly and helpful staff and the cinemas are clean and tidy and recently comfortably warm. Always a pleasure to attend this venue.
Movie: I enjoyed this movie and was quite emotional at points along the way and towards the end. Always a danger in this type of movie that there is too much concentration on a single aspect, but i think that the director managed to balance the retelling of the story well. A pretty balanced and as far as i remember, ‘true to the facts’, recollection of another horrific day in the history of terrorism.
Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman and Kevin Bacon all put in good steady performances, although with Kevin Bacon these days, I keep waiting for Britney to appear and for the advert to kick in. The director also did a pretty good job of communicating the horror of the bombs, without resorting to too much gore, by quickly shifting between views, more suggesting than showing the terrible injuries suffered. The film moved at a good pace and seemed to whizz past, as I have said before, always a good sign.
The movie ended with some statements from the actual people involved and a brief resume of what happened to them after the event, which for me finished the movie nicely and showed some hope for the people involved for the future.
A good film and well worth the visit to the cinema.