From: Olympia, WA
you mean Pearl Harbor?
When you get down to it though "Midway" wasn't that great either.
No, but it was better than Pearl Harbor...in fact every film ever made has been better than that Pearl Harbor tripe - how could they have released such bilge?
Pearl Harbor was a chick flick with an ahistorical background. In that it succeeded quite well...
You may be right, but personally, I do not buy that at all. If the film makers wanted to make a "chick flick" set against the background of an (in)famous day in history then they would surely have called it something else. Calling a film Pearl Harbor says in big red letters about 100 foot tall - "Women stay away as this is war film and you will be bored witless".
I believe - and it is this that makes the end product quite correctly such a target for scorn - that the intention was to make a proper war movie - i.e. something that would appeal to men, but would have a love interest to ensure that there was a degree of universal appeal. That of course is a perfectly acceptable and well worn path - but it does not necessarily follow that in going down that path, the producers/directors/script writers of this film had to leave their brains at the door .
Sorry, but that film was just dumb in just about every way possible. "I think World War II just started" - AAARRGGHHH
Worst. War. Film. Ever .
I understand where you are coming from on this. I was infuriated at the liberties they took with their story line. Let's see... a violation of the neutrality act by the USAAC to start with... the use of modern USN ships in the attack scenes... the list is too long to go into.
But when it came on television a few months ago and I decided to watch it as a romance movie that I got it... the plot is the love triangle. The war is merely the setting that makes the plot flow. Of course, the reason I decided to watch it that way is because Kate Beckinsale is gorgeous...
Thinking it over, I'll bet that it was written to be a romance but then the Hollywood types had to try and turn it into a hybrid: "Okay! Let's see... what can we do to bring the guys in as well? I know, dogfight scenes! Big explosions! We'll name it... PEARL HARBOR!!! That'll bring 'em in..."
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