Childhood friends Rafe and Danny become army pilots and meet Evelyn, a navy nurse. However, the three of them later find themselves in the middle of the attack on Pearl Harbour during World War II.
Director: Michael Bay
Writer: Randall Wallace
Pearl Harbor tries to be the Titanic of war movies, but it's just a tedious romance filled with laughably bad dialogue. The 40 minute action sequence is spectacular though.
Pearl Harbor is a bomb, make no mistake. But the movie is such a noisy, persistent bomb that it is guaranteed to draw a crowd.
The effect of watching a Michael Bay film is indistinguishable from having a large, pointy lump of rock drop on your head. His new picture, Pearl Harbor, maintains the mood.
Pearl Harbor is a blockheaded, hollow-hearted industrial enterprise.
The best way to see the movie is as I did: expecting nothing and being pleasantly surprised, and strangely moved, by Mr. Bay's audacity in filming his lovers in end-of-the-world close-ups, however briefly.
Tagline: December 7, 1941 - A day that shall live in infamy
Motion Picture Rating: PG-13
Genres: drama, history, romance, war
Categories: pearl harbor, doolittle raid, december 7 1941, aviation, imperial japan, year 1941, year 1942, world war two, air raid, aerial combat, hawaii, aircraft carrier, u.s. air force, pacific ocean, warship, best friend, missing in action, royal air force, navy base, battle of britain, male friendship, love triangle, bombing, melodrama, nurse, mission
Casting: Bonnie Timmermann
Director of photography: John Schwartzman
Original music composer: Hans Zimmer
Production design: Nigel Phelps
Runtime: 183 min
Language: English, Japanese, French
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
Color: Color (Technicolor)