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Pearl Harbor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    I would venture to guess that most of the 4 and 5 star rated comments on this site for Michael Bay's notoriously rotten "Pearl Harbor" were penned by people born a bit before or after 1970. The gushing raves reveal a pathetic lack of historical knowledge and complete ignorance of the past early and mid-twentieth century America. The same can be said for the film "Pearl Harbor". Unlike worthy film recreations such as "From Here To Eternity", "In Harm's Way" and "Tora! Tora! Tora! (the latter a masterpiece of accuracy and exposition compared to Bay's stinker!), "Pearl Harbor" is so cliche ridden and phony that it might as well be "Star Wars", so devoid is it of anything remotely human or engaging. As far as I'm concerned, Michael Bay and Screenwriter Randall Wallace have figuratively etched grafitti on the Pearl Harbor monument in Hawaii. No amount of earnest (often bad) acting, widescreen, candy colored cinematography, an insistent, overbearing music score and interminable length can hide the fact that this film is pure unadulterated junk designed to please the ignorant masses. Simply put, this is one of the biggest Hollywood turkeys of all time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An insult to Pearl Harbor survivors

    This movie is absolutely terrible. It still has steam coming off of it, if you know what I mean. We should not let our patriotism over a very important moment in history cloud our judgment to the fact that this movie is an insult to anyone who is, or has a family member that is or was a Pear Harbor survivor (and more so for family members of any casualties). The story is so sappy and forced and cliche-ridden, there are reels and reels of inaccuracies, and Josh Hartnett delivers his standard Easter Island statue-like performance. If the producers and director of this piece of garbage wanted to make a stupid, unrealistic love story, it would have been less insulting (though doubtfully any better of a movie) had they used something other than one of the most important and pivotal moments in American history as a backdrop for their idiotic and self-serving schmaltz. Again, just because it is a movie about an event we, as Americans, can rally around, doesn't make it a good movie--in fact, it's the opposite. Because this movie is so terrible, it is a slap in the face to anyone that died there or survived that day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My most detested movie of all time.

    Whenever people ask me 'What's your least favorite movie of all time?' The first one to enter my mind is consistantly Pearl Harbor. The characters are wooden, at best. They are irrational, unsympathetic, and exceedingly obnoxious (Ben Affleck in particular). The name Pearl Harbor is also something of a misnomer, considering the movie has almost nothing to do with the actual event. Even during the attack the movie is focused upon the tangled, ridiculous, and fabricated (again, at best) web of the character's relationships. I wouldn't have cared if they had all perished. It would have been better than the cheesy, 'tragically picturesque,' ending-with-a-bow they stuck onto the end.

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    Posted December 13, 2010

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