Pearl Harbor is a 2001 war film directed by Michael Bay. It features a large ensemble cast, including Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Jon Voight,Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Dan … see full wiki
Will someone please tell me what it is about dangerously stupid military recruits that not only fascinates moviegoers, but allows us to suspend our disbelief enough to believe they basically get in trouble upward? Think of Maverick from Top Gun: If a real life fighter pilot had ever pulled any of the insane stunts as Tom Cruise's iconic character, they would have been given a court martial basically on the spot, and it would have been a simple formality before his inevitable dishonorable discharge. … more
I caught this movie on cable over the weekend and was blown away by how good it is! The acting was first class and the special effects were phenomenal. The story revolves around Ben Affleck and Josh Harnett who are best friends and both fall in love with Kate Beckensdale. Many people (myself included) thought that this would be a rip-off of the Leo DeCaprio/Kate Winslet story of Titanic. It is nothing of the sort. Though Affleck and Harnett are love rivals, they remain … more
This is one of my favorite movies I consider this a must have. It has brilliant picture and sound. I am not sure why there are so many complaints about this movie because it looks great to me. It seems like a fair depiction of Pearl Harbor from what I have learned. I did own the DVD and upgraded to Blu-Ray and there is a huge difference.
Pros: Great Effects Cons: Cliche filled, not alot of Historical facts, borrows from many other War Films. The Bottom Line: A missed chance, could have been so much better, Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. With the 60th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor coming this December, it stands to reason that Hollywood would give us a epic war film that would arrive in a mass of … more