"Pearl Harbor" DVD
The centerpiece of the movie is the Japanese attack on Oahu of December
7, 1941, and I thought that the films rendering of this seminal event
was very exciting. The movie then goes on to depict the American air
raid of April 18, 1942, on Tokyo, and I found this very exciting as
well. I found the three young stars -- Ben Affleck, Josh
Hartnett, and Kate Beckinsale -- appealing, but they play made-for-TV
characters. However, the story itself isnt bad: Rafe (Affleck) and
Danny (Hartnett) are longtime friends who become Army Air Corps pilots.
After Rafe has a romantic relationship with a Navy nurse named Evelyn
(Beckinsale), he is reported killed in combat. Then Danny and Evelyn
fall in love, but Rafe resurfaces. But I felt that the films major
flaw was that when the movie shows intimate scenes where these people
talk about their feelings, the results are stunningly bad.