9/11 – 20 Years on

On September 11th 2001, so many people innocently went about their normal morning routine before heading to work on what was a very normal day having no idea the tragedy that was about to come. In New York City a plane hit one of the twin towers and the world watched thinking it was a truly terrible accident until a second plane hit the second tower and it was clear that America was under attack.

As a 14 year old I can still remember coming home from school and seeing the news as the plane hit the pentagon and the fourth was “brought down” we later found out about the heroics of those on board United 93. Going to school the following day in an English lesson we talked about it with newspaper reports, all struggling to understand it.

In all honesty even now twenty years later I still cannot understand this truly tragic and horrendous day, which then turned to weeks, months and years of grief for so many people. The brave emergency service workers doing their duty and not really having any idea what exactly was happening.

Over the past few weeks I have found myself watching so many documentaries about this day and the true amazing moments of human courage to help save others, it really has been an emotional journey to see and hear about more stories from this day.

Forever rest in peace to all those people from around the world who were impacted on that day and still now.

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room (2021) Review

9/11 from the President’s perspective and everything that he did during that day and the decisions he had to make on the World Trade Center’s attack and how far this would then travel across America and the world.

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Shrek (2001) Review

When Lord Farquaad banishes all fairytale creates from his kingdom they take up the swamp of grumpy ogre Shrek, who then decides to make a deal to get his land back. This means he must travel to rescue Princess Fiona for her to marry the Lord, with a talking Donkey by his side nothing will go to plan.

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Review

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The Tenenbaums are a rather dysfunctional family with the three gifted siblings having the potential to go on to achieve great success as they did in youth but not being able to transfer that into adulthood. The return of Royal their father after many years is about to cause chaos for the family, each dealing with their own problems and failure.

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Monsters, Inc (2001) Review

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Monsters living with no humans must provide power for the city by scaring human children at night and using the scares as power. We follow Mike and Sulley on the quest for him to be the number one. But when Boo is sneaks into the monster world they start a quest to get her back home safely.

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