“In his book on the Apollo 11 moon landing, Of a Fire on the Moon, Norman Mailer wondered whether, in addition to providing wish fulfillment, dreams might act as psychic simulation chambers ‘where the possible malfunctions of life tomorrow and life next year could be tested, where the alternate plans could be tried.’ If movies can be said to resemble dreams of the collective unconscious, an idea suggested since the birth of the medium, then what are we to make of the current crop of films reimagining horrific terrorist attacks, panicked citizens, and draconian federal responses, films like War of the Worlds, Children of Men, and now Right At Your Door? Do they simply express our shared post-9/11 fear? Or are they preparing us for the worst, keeping us on our toes for another catastrophe, as if to say ‘Don’t get too comfortable, the potential for more 9/11s lives very much with us?'”
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