Remember Demetrius and the Gladiators, with the hulking Victor Mature getting God as others get stomach acid?
Reviewed by Maitland McDonagh Rating: Thirty-five minutes of spectacle bracketed by 90 minutes of wartime-romance cliches and a cynical attempt to get some rah-rah into a story that's otherwise one hell of a downer by ending not on the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but with the first US retaliatory strike against Japan.
Clearly, neither screenwriter Randall Wallace nor director Michael Bay ever met a cliche he didn't embrace: The film abounds with green recruits who remind seasoned officers of themselves as youngsters, dying men asking if they're going to make it, and wee dogs escaping what appears to be certain death.
Like the epic TORA! Feisty country lads Danny and Rafe, son of a crop-duster, dream of flying and swear eternal friendship. Eighteen years later, Rafe Ben Affleck has matured into an effortless charmer and earned his wings with the U.
But while Europe is already at war, the US remains neutral, so Rafe volunteers for England's Eagle Squadron, which accepts foreign pilots. He leaves behind Evelyn Kate Beckinsalethe Navy nurse he loves, and fellow pilot Danny Josh Hartnettboth of whom are shipped off to cushy berths in Hawaii. Circumstances conspire to spawn a classic romantic triangle in which no one's the bad guy, played out against the bloody events of December 7, Bay's tendency to tooth-rattling sound mixes is indulged throughout, but his love of shamelessly heart-tugging montages doesn't really kick in until the moments immediately preceding the attack:Review: Thirty-five minutes of spectacle bracketed by 90 minutes of wartime-romance cliches and a cynical attempt to get some rah-rah into a story that's otherwise one hell of a downer by ending.
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor.
On 7 December the greatest disaster in United States history occurred. Truly this was and is, “’A date which will live in infamy.’”(Costello 1), but not for the bombing of Pearl Harbor, rather for the deception and the mis-guidance used by . History Film review I chose to write about Pearl Harbor () because it was a big event in American history and was our passage for entering World War II.
Parents need to know that Pearl Harbor is a three-hour Michael Bay war movie about the surprise attack that led to America's entrance into World War II. The movie features extended and intense battle violence with thousands of .
When it comes, about 83 minutes into the movie, the minute Pearl Harbor air raid re-creation is unquestionably impressive filmmaking and will be luring viewers to the movie for a long time to come.
May 25, · Pearl Harbor movie reviews & Metacritic score: Against the backdrop of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, two friends (Affleck, Hartnett) find themselves 44%(35).