The images of the gusty air-force combats and the invasions are still in my head, the sounds of the thunderous cannons still roar in my ears, and the gentlemanliness of the army men, with their uniforms and planes, still leave me grasping for more, as did the jam-packed theater. This is the Our Weekly Reader version. If you wondering why I only spend one sentence on the event that's the title of the movie, good. This was not just a movie to him, it is a testimonial to what he knows. I have decided to give this book five stars because it is the best book I have read so far. If you are gonna do a movie based about Pearl Harbor then do it right! When they finally said that they have launch the attack now. I always cry at movies.
I just think Wallace spent too long going into all the details of war, rather than taking one point of view and focusing on that, or one story and focusing on that. Even its good portions-like its music and art direction-are dragged under by the weight of the horrible direction and writing. Interwoven within this mythic story of tragedy and triumph is a sometimes hokey love triangle and a Saturday matinee tale of youthful heroics. The special effects and battle scenes were great! Now you think that with the bombing sequence over, the end of the film is near, you're just about to get your coat and run out of the movies, when all of a sudden, you're subjected to one of the most pointless hours I have ever seen in a movie, in which the survivors, and only the survivors for some reason, fly over to Japan to get revenge. The only disappointment I had regarding this movie was the comments I heard as we were leaving the theatre. It may have been 30 minutes shorter, but as it is it works.
See the horrible deaths of 2500 or so people commemorated by a film about two guys who fly fast planes really fast. Pearl Harbor just seemed to get in the way. I mean we all know that America won the war in the end, so did we really need this long epilogue? They feel no need to hoot and holler, and they don't seem to be secretly ogling male bum cakes like the American characters do. On , The film holds an approval rating of 25% based on 190 reviews, with an average rating of 4. Ben Affleck played as Rafe and Josh Hartnett played the role of Danny.
The Allied leader to paraphrase is not Roosevelt, but Churchill: never have so many spent so much on so little. The dialogue is equally atrocious. The love story is out of place and pathetic. One of the film's scenes show Japanese aircraft targeting medical staff and the base's hospital. This follows the lives of two very heroic pilots, Danny and Rafe, who risked their lives, and their hearts for their country.
The movie takes its audience through a variety of different emotions, starting at a high with love and patriotism, progressing to hatred and anger, and then ending into sorrow and dismal. Actor criticized the film for choosing not to portray historically accurate smoking habits and men's hairstyles. Honolulu: Pacific Basin Enterprises, 1981, first edition 1977. The events which shattered the stillness of the morning of December 7, 1941 obsess history buffs to this day. No shot seems to last more than five seconds, no scene more than a minute.
Which, for a romantic historical epic, is only fitfully suitable. One difference is that Bay and Bruckheimer together don't add up to James Cameron. The movie is a little bit flat, however, in its depiction of the love triangle and in the youthful heroics displayed by its two main heroes. I mean, it's one thing to have a fictional character act idiotically, but it's something else to belittle the efforts of a real person. Otherwise, there are some commendable aspects to the film. The acting fits perfectly with the standard of characterisation and dialogue and is roundly average despite having a pretty impressive list of names in the cast. The movie rewards his efforts in the end, which seems to validate his good moral stance.
Well, I got news for you. A gunfight ensues, and Danny is mortally wounded shielding Rafe. The movie made me howl completely. From start to finish, the centerpiece action takes only 35 minutes - or about 20% of the overall running time. Pearl Harbor: The Movie and the Moment.
The set at in the of was used for scale model work as required. In one scene, a Japanese-American dentist with an office overlooking the naval base receives an odd call from someone in Japan asking about weather conditions. I mean, this screenplay was just embarrassingly bad. The solution to their problem comes straight out of television soap operas: Affleck is reported killed in action. Plus, while Titanic earns its three-plus hour running length, Pearl Harbor doesn't. If you want to feel the thrill and the emotion of being at war and love at the same time, of being away from home, of being behind enemy lines, and of leading your country to victory, go and watch Michael Bay's extraordinary take on the events leading up to and involving thereof one of the most disastrous catastrophes of the era.
Friends Rafe and Danny are army pilots. With the help of a U. The film shows the Doolittle raider airmen in China overcoming the Japanese soldiers in a short gun battle with help from a strafing B-25, which never happened in real life. I highly recommend this book, im not a huge fan of was books but this one touched my heart. Several shots of the aircraft carrier depicted it as having an angled flight deck, a technology that was not implemented until after the war, although no U. According to the time-tested Bruckheimer formula, each heartfelt utterance must be soothed by a little joke; a moment of light-heartedness must resolve into a muffled choke of pathos.
He does not know how to balance the war aspect of this movie with the romance aspect. The romance fails for two big reasons. Randall Wallace is a scriptwriter and movie producer who always makes novelizations and companion books to movies he was involved with. They were all as shallow and selfish and pitiful as any character I've ever seen on screen. Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker are two daring young pilots in the U. I seriously think Bay was trying to squeeze as many clichés as possible into the first half hour. Now then, as I said before, I don't feel like director Bay or screenwriter Randall Wallace did their military research before starting filming.