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World Trade Center

3

Salvador. JFK. Comandante. We watch Oliver Stone films to be enraged, challenged and provoked, right? Stone can take credit for shunning personal politics to make the first Hollywood Twin Towers movie a human story: that of cops John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Peña), numbers 18 and 19 of only 20 survivors pulled from Ground Zero. But people looking for a glimmer of Stone’s ego and politics showing through the respectful façade will be disappointed. World Trade Center is a competent disaster movie, little more; an effective study of the will to survive if never deeply emotive, challenging or provocative.

 

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