I've not seen it and i've read some mixed comments, but there was an article i read in one British paper about how it's been championed by some shocked right-wing critics who normally despise his work, but say it's truly inspiring and wonderful. Not that i'm encouraged to see it by their response.
The whole media reaction to 9/11, 7/7, the latest foiled plot in Britain has been one sickening wallow in sensationalism, trying to add victim status to rich imperialist powers who sit back in comfort while we drop our bombs and kill tens of thousands of civilians whose lives are valued far less than, as inferior to, ours. In The Times the other day the first 16 pages were devoted to the foiled terrorist plot in Britain, when noone was killed- do we love the whole idea so much? Even had the plot succeeded the casualty figures would have been similar to just another week in Iraq. A large number of people died in 9/11, and so many many more are killed by our own state terrorism; we are part of an axis of destruction. 9/11 is not a subject for exploitation by media or politicians but their reaction has made the world a much more dangerous place. Any film on the subject should take a long hard look at our own general culpability for the lives lost on both sides of this so-called "war on terror" (a ludicrous expression, especially given the statistics of civilian compared with military victims of Hizbollah-Israel conflict), instead of trading on facile notions of good and evil, selling excitement + suspense, for profit.
I'm tired of racist media equating 100's and 1000's of darker-skinned foreign lives with 1 British or American. The press here have long had a pecking order for value of life; you can have a huge catastrophe in China with 10,000 dead and that will be relegated in newsworthiness behind 50 European dead and, most important of all, 6 or 7 British dead.
Nationalism as well as religious dogma is a great but deadly kitsch of our times; Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (book) cuts through the nonsensical hypocrisy of so many kitschy "isms".
I can only hope World Trade Center isn't just more kitsch but am not optimistic, even though Stone's documentary Comandante was relatively restrained, if possibly self-promoting.