World Trade Center brings the vision of acclaimed director Oliver Stone about the attack that stunned the world on September 11, 2001 with the collapse of the entire complex of buildings of the World Trade Center (WTC).Stone directed parts essential to any analysis of modern cinema, in various aspects. Among the films "sociopolitical" are Platoon and Nixon, two films that deal acid, respectively, the stupidity of war and corruption intrinsic to democracy apparent among Republicans and Democrats (any resemblance to our "democratic" system is not a coincidence). In the biographical genre, topping the excellent The Doors, with the trajectory of one of the most creative rock bands pós-Elvis/Beatles and stupendous performance of Val Kilmer in the role of lead singer Jim Morrison. We also, in the "alternative", the exciting U Turn - No Return, written hallucinating.All this, however, did not prevent Stone to suit the tide toward pro-US and shoot a weak and unsalted feature film about Sept. 11 on the prism Yankee. By the way, Long is short, they are almost three hours of an almost mortal boredom, punctuated by scenes of forced laughter and shocking effects between the two protagonists.Although the title is World Trade Center, the script practically limited to two characters in the port police in New York who are trapped in the rubble after the collapse of the towers. This is undoubtedly the greatest weakness of the direction of Stone: a lack of strength characteristics and impact of their decision. We were only with strokes of his talent, like the scene where the relatives of double primary in the hospital looking at the big board with pictures of thousands of disappeared, showing the extent of the tragedy which was saved miraculously, Sergeant John McLoughlin ( Nicolas Cage) and Officer Will Jimeno (Michael Pena).
Comments on the causes of the attack? Nothing. Consequences? Also anything. Terms of disproportionate retaliation super-North American war machine? Even less. Sad and surprising in the case of the director of Platoon.It is also sad to see the talented Nicolas Cage, winner deserved the Oscar ® for Leaving Las Vegas and recently starred in the great War Lord, stuck (literally) to a role with no salt, nothing will add to his career.There is no doubt that the true story of survival of these two officers is indeed amazing how to overcome and luck. Only 20 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC. What you can not overlook is the fraquíssimo script, with points more than vulnerable, as the saving presence of the marine who watches everything on TV and in a fit of heroic will à la John Wayne, decides to leave, of course, save the day (or what's left of it) and find the main characters in the chaos of the massive pile of rubble, or the constant appeal to the wives of the heroes and their helpless families, as opposed to automatic dialogues them amid the rubble, refined a technique very little and nothing creative here that we know to exhaustion in daily soaps.Many interesting things could be done and said about what happened to the World Trade Center, especially when we look at nothing modest budget and the figures involved in this movie.