It was kind of inevitable that noted 9/11 truther Charlie Sheen would make a movie about that day, but it’s a little surprising that not only Gina Gershon, but also Whoopi Goldberg would both agree to star in it. Not surprising: the trailer for Sheen’s 9/11 is shockingly, impressively bad.

First of all, why is the music so loud and the dialogue so quiet? It’s not just me, right? And why would a fireman want to take an elevator when we have all been taught since we were tiny children to always take the stairs when there’s a fire? Why is there only one phone call made to one child? Why does it seem like all of these shots are out of order? Why would you say “It’s not the fall that kills you” when your elevator is about to come loose from its moorings? Why was this movie made?

9/11 is based on the stage play Elevator, written by Patrick Carson, which uses voicemail messages from the day of the attacks to create a narrative. Goldberg plays an elevator security technician, and Sheen and the rest of the cast play the unfortunate souls trapped in an elevator when the World Trade Center was hit.

A group of 5 people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower on 9/11. They work together, never giving up hope, to try to escape before the unthinkable happens.

9/11 opens in theaters September 8.

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