Saturday, January 23, 2010

Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor


I don't know what to write here. I was curious, so I watched this movie on Netflix and now I'm paying the consequences.

For those of you who don't know, Pearl Harbor is about two best friends, Rafe and Danny, who are Army pilots. Rafe, played by Ben Afflick, falls in love with a nurse named Evelyn, played by Kate Beckinsale. Rafe decides to go fight with the British while Danny and Evelyn and everyone else are stationed at Pearl Harbor. Rafe's plane gets shot down and is presumed dead. Danny then moves in on Evelyn. A couple of days before the infamous date, Rafe comes back and then there's much tension between him and Danny. Half way through this 3 hour movie, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. After that, Rafe and Danny join an air raid on Japan and Danny dies. The End.

This movie is part Titanic, part Brothers, part Top Gun, and all irritating. The only part that I thought was good (and that's comparing it to the rest of the movie) was the Pearl Harbor bombing. I thought it kind of captured the tragicness (I know it's not a word but shut up) of the bombing. Other than that, it just pissed me off. The love-triangle story-line is aggravating, the acting is ehh, and it's 3 hours long.

However, if I had a choice, I would watch this rather than Transformer 2 any day.

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