DATE: 3/12/2005 02:52:00 PM
Hollywood's War - I'm half-watching "The Siege" on USA. It's a movie from 1998 about terrorist attacks on New York city leading to martial law, hate crimes against Muslims and mass roundups of Arab citizens. What's most striking about the film is how inaccurate it is post-September 11.
Four years after terrorists murdered over 3,000 citizens, nothing like what the movie portrays has happened in the United States, a fact for which we should be grateful. The movie is gripping and reasonably well-acted, but feels dated and gratingly wrong, considering how we really responded to attacks on our own citizens.
UPDATE - Also, way too much slow-mo.