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Pearl Harbor [DVD]

Kate Beckinsale , Mako , Michael Bay    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kate Beckinsale, Mako, Ben Affleck, William Lee Scott, Josh Hartnett
  • Directors: Michael Bay
  • Producers: Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2007
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VZZSFG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,437 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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To call Pearl Harbor a throwback to old-time war movies is something of an understatement. Director Michael Bay's epic take on the bombing that brought the United States into World War II hijacks every war movie situation and cliché (some affectionate, some stale) you've ever seen and gives them a shiny, glossy spin until the whole movie practically gleams. Planes glisten, water sparkles, trees beckon--and Bay's re-creation of the bombing itself, a 30-minute sequence that's tightly choreographed and amazingly photographed, sets the action movie bar up quite a few notches. And in updating the classic war film, Bay and screenwriter Randall Wallace (Braveheart) use that old plot standby, the love triangle. This time, it's between two pilots (Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett) and a nurse (Kate Beckinsale) who find themselves stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, during what they thought would be a nice, sunny tour of duty. Then, of course, history intervened.

For the first 90 minutes of the movie, Affleck and Beckinsale find a nice, appealing chemistry that plays on his strengths as a movie star and hers as a serious actress--he gives her glamour, she gives him smarts. Their truncated romance--the beginning of which is told in flashback so we can get right to the point where he has to leave her to go to England--works, thanks to their charm. They're no Kate and Leo from Titanic (a strategy the film strives hard toward), but they're pretty darned adorable in their own right. Hartnett, as the not entirely unwelcome third wheel, squints bravely but makes only a slight dent in the film. Everyone else in Pearl Harbor--from Cuba Gooding Jr.'s brave navy seaman to Jon Voight's able impersonation of FDR--is pretty much a glorified walk-on, taking a backseat to the pyrotechnics and action sequences that keep the three-hour film in fairly constant motion. But when that action does take hold, Pearl Harbor is quite a thrilling ride. --Mark Englehart

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Even the optimist in me... 23 Jun 2013
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
...struggles to put up a valid argument for this movie.

OK! Lets not beat around the bush, it's historically suspicious, badly written, badly cast and clearly an hour too long. A splendid "support cast" are wasted as Michael Bay and his production team think they can produce some sort of Titanic of the Skies like epic and fail in their objective. By the time of the brilliantly constructed assault by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, and "it is" exhilarating and edge of the seat heart pounding, you are left with the feeling that all the main characters in the piece are not really worth our emotional investment.

It's not an outright stinker, situations such as the nurses trying to cope in the hospital during the attack are poignant, and there's a jingoistic - cum - romantic fervour that screams out that the film wants to be genuine in making you feel...well...emotionally battered. However, given the budget and time you are asked to invest in the story, it's impossible not to feel cheated as the clock ticks past the three hour mark.

Perhaps it's unfair to use Titanic as a template for this type of epic? Especially since over the course of time many have come out of the woodwork to knock Titanic when previously there were nods in appreciation...although grudgingly. But Pearl Harbor doesn't have enough about it to make it a "time waster" recommendation. This even allowing for some quality Bayhem action as the film rolls into its third quarter. 5/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality 21 Dec 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
There is nothing better than Blue-ray quality!!! A lovely movie, very touching and nice to be watched as a blue-ray. Nice cover/packaging.
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3.0 out of 5 stars WW2 Meets Star Wars 3 May 2004
By vailsy
Format:DVD
WW2 planes that sound and handle like tie-fighters
A little short on realism.
Good effects, and a good action movie. But the battle against the Luftwaffe is about the most realistic section of the movie. And that's being generous, as is my 3 star rating.
This film is everything you'd expect it to be, and nothing more.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst kind of Hollywood cheese 21 Dec 2013
By Russell
Format:Blu-ray
I have seen this film a few times and on each occasion I have been more disappointed by it. First, I agree with many reviewers who comment on how it relies far to too much on the CGI effects, which are technically quite good but, like a shoot-em-up computer game, CGI does not add convincingly to any sense of drama. Secondly, is it a war film or a complicated three way romance? But my real gripe with this film is that is tries to portray a couple of young boy-next-door Americans as heroes who were instrumental in almost every theatre of the war: The Battle of Britain, the attack on Pearl Harbour and the Doolittle raids.

The romance storyline adds very little, it is just a bit of tinseltown nonsense.

Worst line in the script "It looks like world war two has started!!" (For a reference to world war two you have to question what was world war one. I think at the time the previous event between 1914-18 was known as "The Great War", not world war one. A major conflict had already been going on in Europe and at sea for over two years. The USa supporting with aid, but was not a combatant. Added to that, Japan was already at war with and had invaded part of China)

This movie doesn't explain why the US was unprepared for the attack, or why it turned up late to deal with the evil Nazi forces in Europe. Going into more detail, it treats the incident where the black cook heroically downing a few planes almost as a comedy moment, but is there a race element here - was he just a cook before that because of racism (I don't know - but if that was true that could have been a relevant story).

Overall this movie does nothing to explain the circumstances, political and diplomatic issues leading up to the attack. It leaves me no wiser about why it happened.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Among the top ranking . . . 9 May 2005
By Stephen A. Haines HALL OF FAME
Format:VHS Tape
. . . of the worst war films ever produced. The plot of this film is stretched so thin it almost breaks. It certainly broke me from seeing any more trite films like it. A hot pilot with poor vision stretches his career from illegally flying for the RAF [against the wrong model of Bf109] to being one of the two Warhawk pilots to get aloft during the Pearl Harbour attack to flying a Mitchell bomber in the propaganda raid against Tokyo! Along the way he meets, gains and loses the girl. Of course, he retrieves her again, but this is Hollywood. What else could happen?
As if the plot wasn't thin enough, some clown put Afleck in the lead role. Someone should find Afleck a proper day job - cleaning the heads, dumping the honey wagon or robbing graves. Anything but putting him before a camera and inflicting that flat excuse for characterisation on an unsuspecting public. None of the actors in this film are given a proper role, with the sole exception of Jon Voight. Poor old Dan Ackroyd would have been super as the intelligence officer Ellis Zacharias, even if he is a bit plump for the part. Instead, he plays some ephemeral naval officer championing the defense of Pearl instead of the Philippines or Marianas Islands. Alec Baldwin is slipped in as Jimmy Doolittle, a role that, given the story line, should have been the lead. But then, of course, all that romantic lead-up would have been wasted. As was Baldwin.
It's difficult to understand the intent in making this film. All sense of why the Japanese launched the attack is blithely omitted. Justified or not, we are left with only the "day of infamy" attitude. There's relevance in presenting that, but Japan didn't launch the War of the Pacific on a whim. Their purpose, in their view, was to prevent encirclement.
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