Movie Review – ‘The Girl on the Train’

A total train wreck!  Using impulsive flashbacks and sluggish storytelling, “The Girl on the Train” never reaches its highly-billed destination. 

– Patrick King, REEL BRIEF


Not every successful chart-topper on the New York Times’ Best Seller list translates into movie magic.  In 2014, avid readers watched author Cheryl Strayed’s true life adventure along the Pacific Coast Trail get mixed reactions after its theater release of “Wild”.  That same year, however, Gillian Flynn’s faithful book legions found her screenplay adaptation for the dark, disturbing “Gone Girl” a big-screen pleaser.  But as 2014 proved, a “must-read” page turner doesn’t necessarily foreshadow a “must-see” movie thriller.

Based on British author Paula Hawkins’ massively successful novel by the same name, “The Girl on the Train” stars Emily Blunt in a psychological whodunit comprised of cheating, self-sabotage and, oh yeah, murder.


The Girl on the Train” starts with a slow roll-out of first names (Anna, Megan, Rachel, Scott and Tom), leaving us to sort out current relationships from old marriages and steamy affairs.  Assigning the “Who’s Who” of characters feels like assembling IKEA furniture with mismarked parts.  A nanny, a mistress, a roommate, a volatile hot head, and a few cheaters later, we find ourselves caring for no one and wanting to jump off this train at the next stop.

This movie was supposed to be Emily Blunt’s breakout headliner act.  She physically outperformed Tom Cruise two years ago in “Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow” and gained well-deserved applause.  Unfortunately, she followed up that groundbreaking role with an upstaged part in last year’s border war “Sicario”, never getting outside the shadow cast from the always brilliant Benicio del Toro.  Now, as the consummate drunk girl on the train in this sleeper coach, Blunt gets let down by a dry, monotone script that lacks any empathy and excitement.

A few problems emerge quickly in this non-shocker…even before Blunt’s first blackout from alcohol.  The slow, rambling introduction to ex-spouses and inappropriate doctor-client relationships grinds to screeching halt on the railroad as Blunt over-narrates this yawner.

Easily the film’s best feature, “The Magnificent Seven” cowgirl Haley Bennett departs the movie too soon, her character–and the storyline–left to decompose in the woods. Two underutilized roles are provided by The West Wing’s Allison Janney (as a blasé homicide detective) and now grown up Friends sitcom star Lisa Kudrow, who plays the wife of Tom’s old boss.

A bumpy movie ride culminates in a total train wreck!  Using impulsive flashbacks and sluggish storytelling, “The Girl on the Train” never reaches its highly-billed destination of suspense. Too much screen time is lost on the film’s manifest of unlikable characters to invoke suspense or concern for a drunk gazer sitting in the third train coach.  With that, a best-selling novel of words gets derailed by a big-screen narration of more words.

Grade: C-

“The Girl on the Train” is rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity.  Its running time is 1 hour and 52 minutes.

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Movie Review – ‘The Accountant’

“Ben Affleck packs a powerful punch in this year’s most spirited action-thriller.”

– Patrick King, REEL BRIEF 


Academy Award-winner Ben Affleck packs a powerful punch in this year’s most spirited action-thriller. “The Accountant” unflinchingly takes on autism, the brain disorder we find Affleck’s character diagnosed with at a young age.  This film passionately walks viewers through the difficult burdens that the disease places upon parents and families with autistic children.  Using a splendid mix of education and humor, “The Accountant” offers audiences a roller coaster suspense ride through the eyes of an extraordinary and vastly talented certified public accountant.

As the socially challenged CPA Christian Wolff, Affleck gives a masterful performance as a lethal wrecking ball, willing to help the average tax filer or even “the scariest people on the planet”. Despite autism holding the math genius back on verbal and nonverbal communication skills, Affleck’s Wolff unleashes his unique numbers game on miscalculated business ledgers. The accountant Affleck plays may balk at personal interaction, but for one who needs repetitive behavior and tidiness in his life, identifying those hiding or skimming funds by dishonest means is as easy as solving a jigsaw puzzle.


The film’s most impressive accomplishment is found in its storytelling.  The mysterious background on two very different lives and how they merge, gains steady momentum over the span of the movie’s 2 hours and eight minutes.  A deeply rich ensemble is anchored by Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Oscar-nominated Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”), both attempting to find out more about Affleck’s fondness for tracking money.  Kendrick effortlessly portrays a company accountant who smells trouble rising from her employer’s cooked books. She singlehandedly offsets this edgy, intense movie with a humorous and softer answer to all the math quotients and violent deaths.

It’s J.K. Simmons’ skillful supporting role as the retiring head of the U.S. Treasury’s Crime Enforcement Division, though, that really shapes this plot to expose Affleck’s path of destruction.  In a tenacious game of cat and mouse, Simmons and Affleck shed light on who they are and why.  With a bold, fast-paced and engrossing script, these two relate their life’s judgements using wholly different approaches. Affleck, with nary the eye contact or verbal combat prowess, defers to physical confrontation for his conflict resolution.  Whereas, Simmons argues his case through a law enforcement career of lucky tips and short statements.

“The Accountant” is a fascinating, heartfelt case study into one’s autism and his attempt to live independently.  An exceptional cast reveals several sharp twists with exhilarating action scenes while navigating tax codes and the corporate bottom line.  This film is an adrenaline rush of discrepancies and irregularities in people’s lives that culminates in a touching conclusion. The movie ledger’s bottom line: “The Accountant” gives viewers a wise investment with a huge profit margin!

Grade: A

“The Accountant” opens in theaters nationwide this Friday.  It’s running time is 2 hours and 8 minutes.  The film is rated R for strong violence and language throughout. 

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Movie Review – ‘Deepwater Horizon’

The most unnerving and nail-biting film I’ve experienced since a handful of U.S. Navy SEALs fought their way down an Afghan mountainside in Berg’s 2013 “Lone Survivor”. 

– Patrick King, REEL BRIEF


In director Peter Berg’s most heart-racing and entertaining motion picture of his career, moviegoers find themselves center stage in the true life oil rig disaster forty-one miles offshore the Louisiana coast back in 2010.  More than just an action-thriller, this film is an intense behind-the-scenes story about modern-day explorers and their fascinating lifestyle; searching and drilling miles below the ocean surface for precious oil in profitable, but, dangerous waters.

“Deepwater Horizon” scores a film trifecta…a sensational cast and a sharply written script are captured by amazing cinematography and its use of special effects.  Between the intense drilling, gushing explosions and pressure system blowouts, viewers will find it impossible to sit still in their seats.  This movie is the most unnerving and nail-biting film I’ve experienced since a handful of U.S. Navy SEALs fought their way down an Afghan mountainside in Berg’s 2013 “Lone Survivor”.

Using highly effective background information on the offshore drilling business and riveting decision-making developments, Berg masterfully establishes overwhelming suspense and lurking danger without ever hitting slow or meaningless scenes. At a blistering pace, “Deepwater Horizon” introduces us to few main characters, instead keenly focusing on the movie’s main attraction – the free-floating oil rig and all her moving parts.


Aside from Peter Berg’s penchant for pending catastrophe or dire odds, he gets brilliant stand-alone performances by Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell.  The stellar pair champion an authenticity and believability to this big-screen juggernaut. Through each of the safety checks and deceptive BP oil shenanigans, viewers wince at every valve turned and pressure gauge reading.  It’s Wahlberg and Russell, though, that humanize the worst oil spill in American history.

The film’s overarching success is found in its crisp storytelling.  A jargon-filled script is never dumbed-down to us…the oil drilling novices attempting to get our sea legs in an hour and thirty-nine minutes. Rather, “Deepwater Horizon” uses superbly timed subtitles and a supporting cast oozing Cajun charm to explain drilling exploration.  We may not know the names of all 126 crew members fighting for their lives, but we can easily separate the decisive from the indecisive, the heroic from the callous.


Berg’s latest gem sets the watermark for how action-thrillers should be made.  A fitting tribute to the actual crew members from the Deepwater Horizon and all that they endured six years ago.

Likewise, “Deepwater Horizon” deserves to be in the Oscar conversation come January.  Strong personalities and performances from Wahlberg and Russell, may garner end-of-the-year acting awards for both.  And for a man who once was known solely as the model and rapper Marky Mark, it would be Wahlberg’s second Academy Award nomination for his acting.

Grade: A

“Deepwater Horizon” is rated PG-13 for prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images, and brief strong language.  Its running time is 1 hour and 39 minutes.

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Movie Review – ‘The Magnificent Seven’

“The Magnificent Seven” rustles up a widely satisfying film for moviegoers to consume.  It singlehandedly grabs a Colt .45 Peacemaker and makes Westerns cool again. 

– Patrick King, REEL BRIEF


Denzel Washington makes his Western movie debut in this Wild West remake of the 1960 American film classic.  Director Antoine Faqua, who brought us “Training Day” and “The Equalizer” starring Washington, now showcases the Academy Award-winning actor as methodical gunslinger Sam Chisolm, a soft-spoken but duly sworn bounty hunter who must save a small farming town from a greedy, tyrannical killer and his men.

Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke bookend a magnificent supporting cast of unsavory characters that boast gun-fighting reputations and skills found as far away as three days’ travel by horse.  One of the film’s best attributes is the recruiting trip and sales pitch that Denzel Washington must take in order to assemble his diverse band of justice warriors. 

The unwritten Code of the West says that you never ask a cowboy about his past, only judge him for the man he is today.  Perhaps in no other movie genre is less character development expected or required than in Westerns.  As predictive as the gun-blazing endings to these old frontier stories are, viewers can just as easily spot the troublemakers in every saloon and along each dirt-filled main street. “The Magnificent Seven” is no exception, with twitchy fingers, long stares and whispered voices the precursors to gunfire and scattered bystanders.


From one deadly dust-up to another, this suspense thriller packs steady rounds of bullets flying and wisecracks flowing.  Justice may have a number, but that sum is vastly lower than the overwhelming odds these seven must confront.  In the meantime, though, camaraderie, card games and whiskey calm the mercenaries’ nerves.

Although Washington, Pratt and Hawke aren’t Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson from John Sturges’ roll-out 56 years ago (which was based on Japan’s film “The Seven Samurai” in 1954), this 2016 version is impressive on its own merit. The cinematography, while underutilized, captures New Mexico’s land of enchantment with its picturesque sheer, rocky cliffs.  Scoring the film’s music at the time of his death, “Titanic” composer James Horner brings crossed looks, showdowns and even nightly campfires alive through his talented sound mix.

Despite a predictable plot, “The Magnificent Seven” rustles up a widely satisfying film for moviegoers to consume.  It singlehandedly grabs a Colt .45 Peacemaker and makes Westerns cool again.  A well-acted ensemble that looks like a United Nations peacekeeping force, is anything but.  “The Magnificent Seven” looks, feels and sounds like the Old West.  And that’s how it should be.  Giddy up.

Grade: B

“The Magnificent Seven” is rated PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, historical smoking, some language, and suggestive material.  Its running time is 2 hours and 12 minutes.

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Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ hits theaters Nov. 4

He ran into the hellfire of battle without a single weapon to protect himself. From Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson comes a true story to theaters in November…

A year ago at the Venice Film Festival, this movie received a 10-minute standing ovation. Ten. Minutes. Wow.

Here’s the real Desmond T. Doss (1919-2006), Medal of Honor recipient for his actions as an U.S. Army medic during World War II.  And this is his story:


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Coming Soon – ‘Bleed for This’

Last year, moviegoers found two well-acted and compelling boxing stories.  One rekindled a 40-year old story about a crowd pleasing Philly fighter.  The other, a less noticed but still knockout film, showed the difficult task of climbing back atop the boxing world after one loses almost everything.

Now comes what looks like another very well made boxing movie with exceptional screen performances.  Promoted as one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history, “Bleed for This” is the incredible true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer who climbed to stardom after winning two world title bouts.

Ben Younger directs and wrote the screenplay and Martin Scorsese is one of the film’s four executive producers.  Besides the underappreciated Miles Teller (“Whiplash”), “Bleed for This” also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Sully“) and Katey Sagal, from the discontinued “Sons of Anarchy” hit television series.

“Bleed for This” opens in select theaters on November 4th.

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Movie Review – ‘Snowden’

Viewers see how secrecy is both a necessity to a nation’s continued security and an unwelcome intrusion, hell-bent on collecting on everybody in order to investigate and stop only the dangerous.

– Patrick King, REEL BRIEF


In his latest film, controversial Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone presents a fairly balanced dramatization on the true life mass surveillance program exposed by former National Security Agency computer whiz Edward Snowden in 2013. Smartly, Stone never makes the case that Snowden’s leaks of this nation’s highest classified materials should give the whistleblower a free pass from any future criminal prosecution.  Instead, “Snowden” revolves around the single premise of whether a government should be able to collect, store and, potentially, tap into the personal information of innocent people. 

Focusing solely on the nine-year period between Edward Snowden’s hire at the Central Intelligence Agency to his sudden departure from the NSA, “Snowden” superbly illustrates how personal electronic devices leave an unmistakable cyber trail for others to manipulate and potentially apply pressure points upon our daily lives.  Moviegoers will be alarmed at how shared data from phone calls, emails, text messages and even web cameras can all be exploited unknowingly to reveal a person’s social media DNA fingerprint. 

Ever wonder how your Google searches or merchandise inquiries create those annoying, yet specific, pop-up ads on your social media applications and news feeds?  “Snowden” offers a glimpse behind the clandestine curtain to uncover a Mega-data collection program used to drag-net the globe in a post 9-11 world, where the U.S. intelligence community is determined never to be caught flat-footed again by terrorists.

snowdenshailenejosephgordonlevittThe Divergent Series” star Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt provide powerful performances.

This red-meat film takes on the U.S. spy agencies and government contractors charged with staying one step ahead of our adversaries. To Stone’s credit, “Snowden” isn’t politicized and equally blames the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations for the loss of our citizenship’s privacy. Viewers see how secrecy is both a necessity to a nation’s continued security and an unwelcome intrusion, hell-bent on collecting on everybody in order to investigate and stop only the dangerous. 

While Edward Snowden’s perspective on the need and use of mass surveillance takes top priority, the film does acknowledge that the former SIGINT geek broke classified-handling laws and knowingly revealed our country’s most sensitive collection techniques.  Less explained is the powerful Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (or “FISA Court”), established in 1978 and authorized to oversee our government’s surveillance warrant requests on foreign spies operating inside the U.S.  Or how Snowden’s going public wasted a valuable intel tool and probably fast-forwarded other countries’ cyber surveillance desires.

 “Snowden” is an American rights story that resonates well beyond the simplistic patriot or traitor media headline still propagated today.  It arms us with enough background on mass surveillance to ask ourselves the hard questions on personal privacy and seek answers from individuals and agencies used to operating in secrecy and outside of public view by necessity.  It would behoove all Americans to get more knowledgeable on the FISA Court and the authorities and powers it grants to so few.  And to weigh, individually, at what cost are we willing to forgo our privacy in this high-tech gadget and social media world.  

Grade: A

“Snowden is rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity.  It’s running time is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

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Kick-off this year’s Arizona Underground Film Festival: ‘The Trolls’

trollthetrollsAttention Tucson film lovers,

Making its appearance at this week’s Arizona Underground Film Festival is a delightful and entertaining film with an imaginative and humorous underdog story to tell.


Attempting to reverse the tables on patent lawsuits, The Trolls is a delightful and entertaining film that exposes those big, old Goliath money schemers taking David’s money in a game designed to keep the little guys on the sidelines.  Austin filmmaker Lex Lybrand’s latest project maintains a blistering pace throughout that captivates viewers with a unique narrative and exceptionally delivered, well-timed comedic relief. 

An extremely well-cast ensemble is led by an amusing Rob Gagnon, who’s surrounded by an equally talented pool of supporting characters.  But it’s Lybrand’s outstanding script that really drives The Trolls.  With a terrific eye for fast-paced storytelling, Lybrand never lets a scene go on for too long or spiral off-topic. Lybrand’s succinct airtight writing combines with his razor-sharp editing skills to shape and build momentum.  Instead, audiences find a novel idea propelled by genuinely funny and intriguing personalities.  Audiences seeking a comedy with a compelling viewpoint and distinctive cast will find The Trolls a delightful and entertaining film experience.

trollthetrolls2The well-cast and richly talented performers from The Trolls.

The Trolls is Unrated, but would garner an R rating for language. It’s running time is 1 hour and 37 minutes.  Besides the movie’s appearance this week at the AZ Underground Film Festival, The Trolls can purchased in DVD at or in Blu-Ray format (limited edition) from its distributor.


Marking its 9th year, the Arizona Underground Film Festival kicks off a week of World, North American and Arizona movie premieres. Help support independent cinema and up-and-coming writers, directors, cinematographers and actors. All screenings will be held at The Screening Room theater at 127 E. Congress in downtown Tucson. Check out this link for more information on the film festival and to watch trailers.

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Whoa… ‘Transpecos’

A limited released movie from last weekend that most viewers will have to find via Video On Demand.  Looks like an intense thriller on the subject of this border war film from last year.  A powerful, timely subject marks the debut directorship for Greg Kwedar and has made an impressive showing at film festivals.

“Transpecos” can be rented for $4.99 at either Amazon Video, iTunes, Vudu or Google Play Movies. It’s running time is 1 hour and 26 minutes.

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9/11 – A Personal Look Back

“10:30 a.m. – The 62nd Airlift Squadron (my unit) calls to notify me that my leave is now cancelled and I’m being recalled.”  – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF


I repost my 9/11 story every year because it’s important to remember not only the tragic details of this horrific day but to honor those who died, or were forever changed, after September 11, 2001.  So here it goes…


September 11, 2001

On leave this Tuesday, I was enjoying my day off from work at Little Rock Air Force Base, just returning home after an early morning workout.

0749 (all Arkansas times) I turned on the television in my master bedroom and was walking to go start the shower when I heard a CNN reporter mention that a plane had hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City. I immediately turned around in the bathroom and looked back at the TV in the other room; images showed the same weather in Lower Manhattan as we had in Cabot, Arkansas—brilliant blue skies.

I watched for a couple of minutes–assumed it was a small airplane with a pilot who had experienced a medical condition flying and couldn’t control his plane’s direction. I began to clean up, leaving the television set on.

0803 I’m getting dressed and flipping channels to get more information on the accident in NYC. As I’m watching ABC News, I see with my own eyes, United Airlines Flight 175 crash into the South Tower, taking out floors 77-85 in an instant! Holy ****!

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I’m now glued to the television set watching people scramble for survival from downtown Manhattan. A bad feeling begins to set in for me. This is trouble. Big trouble.

News reporters on ABC, NBC and CBS speculate whether they are witnessing a terrorist attack or some rare accident—and a CNN anchor assumes the second explosion was caused by fuselage of first plane exploding. WABC suggests the two crashes might have been caused by navigational system failure.

0813 F-15 fighters from Otis Air National Guard Base leave military airspace near Long Island, bound for Manhattan.

0815 NBC News’ Today program reports United Airlines and American Airlines employees reported aircraft had been hijacked prior to hitting the WTC towers.

0817 CBS News correspondent in Washington DC mentions that in the intelligence community, Osama bin Laden is probable cause.

0825 Otis-based F-15s establish an air patrol over Manhattan.

0826 The FAA orders a national ground stop. No takeoffs of civilian aircraft regardless of destination. All military bases in the United States ordered to THREATCON DELTA.

0839 FOX News Channel reports “We—we are hearing—right now that another explosion that—has taken place. At the Pentagon.”

0845 All U.S. airspace is shutdown. No civilian aircraft are allowed to take off, and all aircraft in flight are ordered to land at the nearest airport as soon as possible. International flights headed for the U.S. are redirected to Canada. South American flights to the U.S. are diverted to Mexico.

0853 CNN confirms a plane crashed into the Pentagon.

0905 Andrea Mitchell, reporting on NBC from outside the Pentagon, reports that Osama bin Laden may have been involved in the attacks. CNN’s headlines read: “SOUTH TOWER AT WTC COLLAPSES.”

0928 The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, 1 hour, 42 minutes after the impact of Flight 11.


0941 NBC News confirms that a plane has “gone down” in Somerset County, 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

0949 FOX New Channel is the first of the United States news networks to implement a “news ticker” at the bottom of its screen for supplementary information about the attacks. CNN adds one at 1011 hours, and MSNBC adds one at approximately 1300. All 3 cable networks have used a “news ticker” continuously in the years since.

0953 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld orders the U.S. military placed at DEFCON 3, for the first time since the Yom Kippur War in 1973. DEFCON 3 increases force readiness above that of normal. DEFCON 1 is nuclear war is imminent.

1030 The 62nd Airlift Squadron (my unit) calls to notify me that my leave is now cancelled and I’m being recalled. They confirm I’m still in the local area and tell me to attend a mandatory mass briefing at 1500 hours in the squadron’s main auditorium.

130221-F-WE773-483Five U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft line up before taking off during readiness week at Yokota Air Base, Japan, on Feb. 21, 2013. The 374th Airlift Wing uses C-130s to support combatant commanders in the Pacific region. DoD photo by Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

DoD photo by Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

Not sure what the outcome of the squadron briefing will be, or how much time I’d have if I came back home to pack up, I decided to take my mobility A-3 bags and flying gear to the unit that afternoon.

1204 President Bush puts the U.S. military on high alert worldwide.

1420 I drive to work in my uniform, planning for the main gate to Little Rock Air Force Base to be packed with people reporting for duty and briefings.

1445 As I suspected, the entrance to the base was much different than at any previous time in my decade on active-duty. Instead of the security forces looking at our base ID stickers on our windshields and waving us onto the installation with a crisp salute, we had 100% ID checks.

Just beyond the front gate sat a Humvee with netting and a .50-caliber gun, manned by 2 security forces. Surrounding their set-up were sandbags.

1500 Everyone in my squadron was in attendance and seated early for this briefing. My squadron commander, Lt Col Damon Booth, came in and started off with what most of us had already realized…we were at war.

He continued and said things were different from anything we’d ever seen before. This wasn’t Desert Storm. Or Bosnia. This was our Pearl Harbor. America was attacked and he explained into more details what our intelligence sources knew at the time.

Lt Col Booth ended with a note of caution; be ready. We were currently on the receiving end of a very tragic day for our Nation. However, we would get the opportunity soon to go on the offensive. ‘Be ready’. We’re going to get these folks who did this.

1945 I returned to my home in Cabot that night, just a short 20 minute drive from the base. I had a lot on my mind. Were my kids OK? What did they know? What would I tell them?

One thing that wasn’t on my mind and needing worry, was the spirit of the American people. The images in NYC of volunteers going into Manhattan to help. Firefighters and police officers risking their lives…seeing their brothers and sisters die that day. Truly heroic efforts by all first responders and New Yorkers. And throughout America…fire departments nationwide started sending their crews and trucks to NYC to help.

As I departed the highway and got closer to my home, I begin to see America fight back. To stand together like I’d never seen her do before. Driving through the first neighborhood towards my house it hit me. All the flags in the front yards. The yellow ribbons and banners people had already put up. Neighbors were out talking to each other, not coiled up in their homes. People came together. We would be OK.  American would not falter.  The United States of America, a nation now acting as one, would survive and respond to the people who did this.

Never forget.


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