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9/11 is a 2017 indie action drama film directed by Martin Guigui and written by Guigui and Steven Golebiowski. It was based on the attacks and destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
On the morning of 9/11, a messenger sings "Happy Birthday" to his daughter, a billionaire argues with his wife in a divorce hearing, a maintenance man begins his day, and a young Russian decides she's breaking up with her sugar daddy. When the first plane hits the World Trade Center, these five elevator passengers find themselves trapped. Forced to band together, they fight against all odds to escape before the imminent and inevitable collapse occurs.
Why It Sucks
- World Trade Center already retold 9/11 this way eleven years earlier and was way better, making this film extremely pointless.
- Very disappointing action scenes that are too offensive to the event.
- The producers did a very awful job at representing the tragedy of the World Trade Center attack in 2001 and resulting in the production being too offensive to the people who died on 9/11.
- Poor pacing.
- It is very unfaithful to the event in which thousands of people died on the day of 9/11.
- Very unlikable characters.
- The effects of the smoke aren't that good.
- The acting is just terrible.
- The plot is very weak.
- It tried so hard to be a tribute to the tragic event, but the film itself is too campy, which is very disrespectful towards those who were involved in the 9/11 attacks and it fails to do so big time.
- The ending is just awful.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- Decent soundtrack.
The film was heavily panned by critics. It currently holds an 11% "rating" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On Metacritic, the film holds a 20/100 "Generally unfavorable reviews". On IMDb the film holds a 4.1/10.