Review: United 93

United 93This year will be the 5th anniversary of the tragedies which occurred on September 11, 2001. No one living in the United States can say they’ve forgotten what happened on 9/11, but it’s far enough in the past where a movie could be released about the event. United 93 is the story of the only hijacked plane not to reach its target that day.

The film was created in actual time from the time the flight left the ground to the time it was met it’s fateful fall. United 93 honors the brave men and women aboard United Airlines flight 93 and serves as a memory of everyone else who lost their lives on September 11th.

I don’t want to go into details about the movie, but it was brilliantly produced. The way in which scenes were filmed really gave you an idea of how chaotic and out of the ordinary the day’s events were for those attempting to figure out what was happening in the air. When the movie ended there were a few words displayed about the film and the events of that day. Once the credits started to roll nobody in the theater knew what to do. Not a word was spoken. As we walked out the door my friend Tom remarked, “This is the first time I’ve left a movie and felt like I was leaving a funeral.” United 93 is a powerful movie, which brings back memories of the events which have changed our lives forever. Don’t wait for the DVD…go see it in a theater when you get a chance.

Detroit Tigers Game

Comerica ParkYesterday I went to see the Detroit Tigers play the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. The Tigers came away the winners by a final score of 18-1. Out of the eight innings the came up to the plate, Detroit scored in seven of those with a home run coming in each of the first four innings.

Before the game there was a Youth Clinic on the field, so all fans were allowed to walk around and see some of the players up close. I was amazed at how perfect the grass on the field was. I wished I had brought my pitching wedge with me to hit a few over the fences. The grass was immaculate.