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A solid drama with elements of suspense and tension thrown in. Despite its serious plot flaws (a downed US stealth bomber with a nuclear warhead would certainly be destroyed by US forces within short order), the movie works more as a poignant drama. It is a bit preachy at times and drags in places (the film runs over 2 hours and would be better suited to the 90 minute range). Acting is decent, with the child IMO performing best. It is worth a watch!
A good story, acting is a just so-so, could been better. Not much of an action, story is simple and easy to understand. I still dont get why Keiko said "I wont forgive you". that kind of piss me off lol, the man is dying to save your a$$ and the about 1 million other people. and you wont forgive him. thats where i got upset lol.
March 23, 2009, March 31, 2009
This combination of an action adventure and thriller, known as <i>Midnight Eagle</i>, is a worthwhile watch, despite the fact it does have its share of flaws.<p>The story is straightforward, despite some minor plot holes, as it revolves around a stealth bomber crashing in the snowy northern alps. The big deal is that it has a nuke loaded on board.</p><p>The pacing of this picture is slow and it is a bit long, as the run time is about 10 minutes over 2 hours. The first 2/3rds takes a <i>Breaking News</i> approach by involving media as part of the story. The emphasis on it isn't that strong though, which makes it nothing special. The last 30 minutes or so has most of the action and it is also highly climatic.</p><p>As I previously mentioned, the pacing is slow, as this is definitely more about the characters than the action. I'm not saying that this a bad thing, but a story like this needs to have more suspense and maybe even more action.</p><p>Takao Osawa is the main character, but he doesn't take control of this movie until the latter parts. Yuko Takeuchi plays an attractive journalist and she is the one that carries this movie in the earlier stages. A-Saku Yoshida and the rest of the supporting cast are pretty good as well.</p><p>The slow pacing and lack of urgency in the story is a bit of a letdown, but <i>Midnight Eagle</i> is still a movie to consider watching.
The first 2/3rds of the movie is your basic thriller and is very decent. However the rest of the film over stretches its plot and nationalism.
Stunning scenery but plot wise nothing stood out.
The storyline could have developed into something more exciting. The ending theme song was nice though.
What a pleasant surprise. The movie starts slowly, reveals the character and plot details slowly, and comes to a great close. A Japanese war photographer loses himself as a result of terrible war experiences, only to find himself again not so much when his nation needs him but when his son does. Very well done and certainly worth your time to go see. The really nice part is that the film is not filled with mindless violence or stupid one-liners like many action films. This is actually a good story.
fell asleep while watching.....
Reasonably good Japanese take on the American action-thriller genre, but ultimately nothing really stands out for it. Besides the scenery... stunning.