The climax of the film is the attack on Pearl Harbor - an American defeat. The sad loss would be the superb performance of Jon Voight as Roosevelt - but maybe they could make another film about him. Ben and Josh could never switch from being fighter pilots to bombers for Doolittle's Raid. If you are gonna do a movie based about Pearl Harbor then do it right! See the horrible deaths of 2500 or so people commemorated by a film about two guys who fly fast planes really fast. It was not a military victory, and little in Tokyo was affected. So why not have a shorter Director's Cut - a novel concept - that makes this film the great film it could have been.
This film is beyond bad. Once considered the pride of its fleet, the Arizona has taken on drastic changes in the shallow waters of the Pearl. The Pearl Harbor attack doesn't come till the middle of the movie. But what this film really needed was an editor! Ben Affleck's character could not have done that, especially when he was not a British citizen. I'd also end the film after the attack at Pearl Harbor, as the survivors pick up the pieces. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Pearl Harbor just seemed to get in the way.
Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. Also, Ben and Josh Hartnett's characters were fighter pilots. Watch Jon Voigt recreate Peter Sellars' unforgettable character Dr. Well, I don't think they were paying much attention to those vets. The climax of the film is the attack on Pearl Harbor - an American defeat.
I mean we all know that America won the war in the end, so did we really need this long epilogue? The acting is beneath contempt. There hasn't been a big-budget re-enactment of the Pearl Harbor attack since Tora! Few historical facts can be gleaned from this movie. Michael Bay should have left well enough alone. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. Movie Plot: Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. I read a list of all the inaccuracies in this movie, I couldn't possibly write all of them down in this review that's how bad this film is.
The recreation of the attack on Pearl Harbor is some of the best film-making ever - an extraordinary and moving sequence made utterly believable by state of the art special effects. The Japanese stuff was all completely unbelievable anyway. Personally I'd cut out all the Roosevelt and the Japanese high command scenes and concentrate on the experiences of the people on the ground at Pearl Harbor. First off the movie is way too damn long, I mean Jesus I would have to spend have a day to watch it so the makers failed to edit many scenes that didn't need to be in the film. See the true love two people have for one another tested and broken when Kate Beckinsale comes between them.
The discoveries made inside the ship are a stark reminder of all those who paid the ultimate price for their country. And all those hero shots from the ground, and the slow motion love bits, and the soppy music, and the eternal sunsets. Watch the beautiful love story unfold. Pearl Harbor had a budget, but at least Tora! No way in the world could P-40 fighter pilots be chosen to fly B-25 bombers in the 'Doolittle Raid! This film makes it look like a victory! The movie is called Pearl Harbor, I thought it would be about the events leading up to that faithful day. The Pearl Harbor Attack was a n intense action packed sequence, but even that was incredibly flawed. Just don't take it seriously - you'll only encourage them! I'd also end the film after the attack at Pearl Harbor, as the survivors pick up the pieces.
If you'd like to know what these inaccuracies are checkout Wikipedia and search Pearl Harbor film. Pearl Harbor 2001 Pearl Harbor: Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. The sad loss would be the superb performance of Jon Voight as Roosevelt - but maybe they could make another film about him. This is proof that this film is a disgrace to our veterans. I don't care that even a blind pig can find the occasional acorn! What a great film this could have been! The special effects and battle scenes were great! It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse.
On the other hand, if you want an unrealistic film with ponderously paced romance, fighter planes zooming all over the place and nice explosions, check this out. Each aircraft's handling qualities, e. The scene in the cabinet room where he rises from his chair was simply laughable. Please excuse my French, it's probably wrong Roll up, roll up! Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. First off Why is there a Pee-wee baseball game being played so early in the mourning? Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up.