Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Shop now Shop now

Customer Review

on 7 June 2007
It really wasn't anything like as bad as I'd been led to believe by the critics I'd read.

Basically, I was ok with the story leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack. Even though I'm a bloke, I had no problem with the romantic bits, for example.

As a Brit, I didn't like the idea of a Yank single-handedly winning the Battle of Britain. Everyone knows that was done by cricket-playing, handle-bar moustached, middle class Englishmen, saving Blighty and teaching Jerry a lesson.

Also, the heroic American dialogue grates, as do some of the effects.

But the actual attack on Pearl Harbor was brilliantly done. The sense of the Americans slowly waking up to the fact they were under attack was well portrayed, as was the utter panic, especially at the hospital.

That was good enough to make up for the weaknesses mentioned above.

What really drags this film down, though, is the bit after Pearl Harbor, which seems to have been bolted on, utterly pointlessly. It makes as much sense as putting a spoiler on a wheely-bin.

So, an ok film, which really didn't deserve the slating it got, but which could have been at least an hour shorter.
22 Comments| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Please write at least one word
You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment
A problem occurred while submitting your comment. Please try again later.

There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Please try again later.

Product Details

3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
£3.75+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime