This played like a documentary. It was very powerful. It didn't concentrate on any character development. It just presented the events of the day, mostly from the perspective of the folks in the plane. I really wasn't planning on watching this movie in the theater -- maybe put it on my NetFlix queue. One of our friends wanted to go see it, so we all went out to see it. It was worth seeing in the theater: it's a big movie.
Now, I know it's not a movie everyone's going to even want to see. The story that's presented is a tough story, especially since everyone remembers it in real life. So if you want to see it, go see it. But if you know that you're just going to hate seeing it, don't see it. But even though it will make you uncomfortable, it's worth seeing.
This played like a comic book. It had The Beast, and that was cool, even though he was played by Frasier. The story held together well enough. It could have been better, but it could have been a lot worse. If you go see it, stick around to the end of the credits -- it's one of those movies with an extra post-credits scene.
As is often the case, after seeing it, I wanted to start reading comic books again.