I think the recreation of the Munich hostage taking at the beginning was hard to beat. It just felt so authentic - the horror, the chaos, the absurdity, the bravery, the terror, the futility... It was very depressing.Originally Posted by Dutch_guy
Afterwards, I read an account of the botched German "rescue" at the airport and it made me despair. Five police were supposed to be hidden on the plane, but they were not trained and decided the job was not worth it, so just walked out. When the terrorists found an empty plane (no pilots) they knew it was a setup. The only "rescuers" were five snipers too far away and without night-vision equipment, one of whom could not fire because his position was wrong. The gun fight lasted a whole hour before the terrorists killed all the hostages. Backup armoured cars to storm the helicopters did not get there before then because they got stuck in traffic. Afterwards, when they found the bodies of the machine-gunned hostages in one helicopter, one (or all? I forget) had somehow gotten lose of his ropes - so maybe they could have survived had the rescue attempt been half decent.