Director Elizabeth Lucas says the 9/11 movies that have been made until now have been too serious and "overly ponderous." She says we need to "look at ourselves and laugh at our tragedies." Watch the trailer and you will indeed think this is a joke -- a bad one at that. Still, it had to happen sometime. And we've already kind of seen 9/11 inspire works of most genres, including weepy romance and sci-fi monster movie. And everything from comic book movies to horror flicks have dealt with the direct aftermath. The difference is that most of those didn't so directly involve the tragedy itself.
Well, I'll let you judge some of it for yourself before you call it a mistake or offensive. Check out the trailer and a special character trailer with musical number after the jump (see more on the director's Vimeo page or at the Times).