So with trepidation, I watched the second episode of the 9/11 miniseries. Unfortunately, the second part seems only interested in rushing to the actual attack and this drags the entire narrative down. Incidents get glossed over and things get a bit disjointed in the process.
All that concentration on the Clinton administration in part one and suddenly the Bush bunch gets off with nary a scar. A single shot of him in the classroom (no “My Pet Goat” in sight) is all that appears. Sure Condi looks perplexed at times but no mention of the monthlong vacation or even that hijackers were pulled over for speeding.
The ending - my wife called it artsy fartsy - further damages what should have been a sober film. I feel for John O’Neill and Shah Massoud, but in the end that is all I was left with.
Update 9/12 - The New York Times has highlighted more factual inaccuracies in the second half and also gives some insight into the people behind the film.