A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.
A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs - the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii - and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.Written by
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Received a great deal of criticism from audiences and reviewers who objected to the fact that although this movie is set in Hawaii, it depicts almost no Asian-American or Native-Hawaiian-descended characters, and the one main character, who is supposed to be of both Chinese and native Hawaiian descent, is played by a white actress, Emma Stone. The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) released a statement saying, "Sixty percent of Hawaii's population is AAPIs. Caucasians only make up thirty percent of the population, but from watching this film, you'd think they made up ninety percent. This comes in a long line of films exploiting Hawaii for its exotic backdrop, but goes out of its way to exclude the very people who live there. It's an insult to the diverse culture and fabric of Hawaii." Asian-American and Native-Hawaiian Writers, such as Entertainment Weekly's Chris Lee, MSNBC's Janet Mock, and The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato, were among many who criticized the film's cultural appropriation, and pointed out the offensiveness of casting Stone in her role. See more »
During the credits the flag of Hawaii is showing upside down. See more »
There was a time I knew everything in the sky. Every satellite, every constellation, souvenirs of space walks and astronauts and rockets launched by NASA in the '60s. As a kid, I looked up and felt the future. It belonged to me.
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The film opens with the 1968 Columbia Pictures logo. The Torch lady is wearing a lei, in keeping with the Hawaiian setting. See more »
The Columbia Pictures logo starts the film in the United States versions, the version released an International has the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of film. See more »
This is based on the 8-minute trailer with more to come.
The only reason an 8-minute trailer is released is because there aren't enough 10-second clips you can throw together to make a 3-minute tease that would make people want to see the movie. However, these eight minutes are not exactly what I would call "enticing".
I was led to the clip by a headline that proclaimed the whole thing a pig and because I'm such a fan of Emma Stone that I would seriously consider paying $16.75 to watch her fart the phone book. Now that my life is 8 minutes shorter (not counting the time to post this review) I must say that with such huge names from director to supporting, this looks like a waste of $150,000,000 or whatever the budget was.
The cast is awkward, overacting, distant and robotic. Virtually unwatchable but I think I may be jumping the gun. Could we possibly be watching a future cult-classic with every cliché jumbled together in such a way that you have to let it flow over you? I will update after seeing the entire feature.
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