So I watched Armageddon last night, which is the first time since Sept. 11th that I’ve watched a disaster movie.
To my surprise, it was actually somewhat less fun to watch meteors coming down and thrashing NYC than it had been previously. And I remember thinking, when I watched it in the theatre the first time, “*Wow*, that looks real!”, particularly when the top of the Empire State Building crashes to the earth and there are billowing clouds of dust and people running and screaming.
And I thought, like so many other people did, “Wow, that looks like a disaster movie,” when the WTC came down.
Except last night, watching Armageddon, I thought, “That doesn’t look real at all,” because I’d seen what it really looks like when a skyscraper collapses to the ground. And seeing the WTC with the top corner knocked off and smoking in the movie was sort of . . .
I hadn’t thought it would affect me.