A long movie about the great raid/prison escape on a Pacific Island during WWII. It was better than I expected, and it was more interesting with a better battle scene than I expected. It was a little too long, mostly due to the unessersary and misplaced romance story, which shouldn't be in the movie at all. It just gets in the way, and is unbelievable and shouldn't be in the film. The movie begins pretty slow with the exception of the Japanese murdering prisoners, but after that is pretty slow for a while. Nothing really of significance happens with the advancing Rangers for most of the movie, so all the interesting stuff surprisingly happens in the POW camp. The battle at the end is far better than I expected, and did a good job of showing the slow escape and battling the charging Japanese soldiers. The Japanese commander surviving most if the battle and attacking the Americans by himself portrays him as the main evil bad guy who of course has to be the last to die like any action hero movie. So I didn't like that part. But at the very end after the escape when the nurse goes to find her former POW lover, and he is dead, is in my opinion a far better way to end the romance story, than having him survive and live happily ever after with her. That may sound dark, but I think it was better that he didn't live, because its far less predictable and ends the movie with the right message without glamorizing war. Romance stories don't belong in war movies, which is shown well in Enemy at the Gates. So it was an ok, long, fairly uneventful movie, which is nothing like The Great Escape, which is a far better POW prison break movie, but it's not about the same camp.