Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." Written by
The scenes of the exterior of the hospital area were actually shot at "Palm Circle" at Fort Shafter in Hawaii. See more »
During the Doolittle Raid launch sequence, as the camera pans over the length of the aircraft carrier from the ship's starboard side, we can briefly see a double digit number that appears to be a 10 on the ship's island. The USS Hornet, the real-life Doolittle carrier, did not have her hull number painted on in such a way, and, in any case, her number was 8; the '10', actually a 16, belongs to USS Lexington, an Essex-class carrier commissioned long after the Hornet was sunk later in 1942, and where the sequence was filmed. See more »
This is supposed to be a World War 2 based movie. Its the sort of movie anyone would expect to be an accurate enough dramatisation of events that actually happened.
Instead what we get is an attempt to make another Titanic by including a love triangle that is dominant over the whole history aspect. It just doesn't seem right.
Being a historic epic, they could have cut down on the whole love story and focused more on what would have been relevant such as the Japanese preparation of the attack and the situation President Roosevelt was finding himself in. The sequence of the actual attack on Pearl Harbour was spectacular! Perhaps if they extended it and made it a more major part of the film it would have been more worthy. Another major flaw with this movie is that after the attack sequence the movie dragged on for another hour trying to give an epilogue which was totally irrelevant.
I reckon if these were taken aboard, then Pearl Harbor would have been a much better movie and perhaps would not have flopped at the box office.
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