I saw United 93. I took the two oldest fearing the two little ones might have nightmares.
There is no controversy. None. It's not a "movie." It's an historical record. There is no editorial. None. It is a bare bones retelling of the day war was declared on America.
The "controversy" is a liberal tactic to shut everyone up -- they hate when we are reminded of 9/11. They want to close their eyes and make it go away. This brouhaha over the film is a shame on us, a shame on America. The walking on eggs is a travesty. One can only imagine how stunned the victims of the 9/11 attack would be if they knew that their deaths became the third rail. There is even controversy on the marketing of the film. Michele Malkin talks about this on Hot Air, raising a fuss about the u93.org site
Yes, they have two different sites. Universal's online advertising directs people to the bad site. Newspaper articles are linking to the "good" one. There's a very fascinating dual marketing strategy going on here.
The regular American Joes and Janes on Flight 93 were great Americans, giants. They define heroism, not some manufactured hero made up to fit some demagogues agenda (Che, Tookie et al) - real heros. Their story should be in every American textbook and history lesson, the lips of school kids everywhere. Retold against spacious skies and amber waves of grain.
America, America G-d shed his grace on thee.