Posted on 8/04/10 08:35 PM
"Pearl Harbor" is one of the most dissapointing films of the last 10 years. They have taken something so harrowing, and turned it into a three-hour cinematic mess. I abosultely hate Michael Bay movies...they are the epicenter of Hollywood crap. Loud, annoying, flashy, and poorly written. The only scenes worth watching in "Pearl Harbor" is the attack itself, and who would have guessed...are supposed to be loud and flashy. The special effects are wonderful, especially the flying sequences, which are the best I have ever seen. This is not enough to save the rest of the film, especially the writing, which is truly awful. On a final note, if you are going to do a film based on history, make it historically accurate! For instance, in the opening sequences where the main characters are training there are mountains shown in the backdrop. This would be fine if there were mountains on Long Island, which I can promise you...there are not. Also, simple things such as spelling take a back burner, even something as important as the name of the base. "Mitchel Field" is not spelled "Mitchell Field". Come on Bay! This movie is a sad excuse for a historical drama. The acting is about as good as the history, with many lines being being read with what can only be described as 'sitcom-like' phrasing. Truly awful. My advice is to watch the 40 or so minute attack scene and skip the rest. With your extra time go stab yourself with a knife, it is less painful then watching this film. You can even cut slowly if you want. 1.5/4 Stars.