Pearl Harbor is a movie about how the Japanese had a surprise attack on America. It is going on during World War II. Two men that grew up together, Rafe and Danny, join the Army Air Corps. There is a nurse named Evelyn working there at the time and she and Rafe fall in love. Rafe is then offered a mission to go off and fly in the air corps and cannot pass it up. Rafe leaves and is later reported dead in a plane crash. After this, his friend Danny and Evelyn get in a relationship from bonding over the loss of Rafe. Rafe then returns a few months later and is not happy to find them together. Evelyn decides to stay with Danny and tells only Rafe that she is having Danny’s baby before Rafe and Danny go off on their mission. While away Danny takes a bullet for Rafe and Rafe tells him about Evelyn being pregnant. Danny tells Rafe to take care of them and then dies.
I would highly recommend this movie to people that like drama and romance movies because of the war and love triangle that it has. I wouldn’t recommend this movie to people with short attention spans because it is a very long movie and it was hard for me to stay focused through the whole three hours of it. It is kind of a cheesy movie but has some humor that I enjoyed. There were some very dramatic parts in the movie but I think they balanced it out well with some funny parts. I feel like the movie was more focused around the love triangle going on between Rafe, Danny, and Evelyn than it was on World War II and the Japanese bombing. It was almost similar to the movie Titanic. It was similar to Titanic because there was historical accuracy and a lot of historic events going on during the movie which was the base for it, but it was almost overcome by the love story. If you are more focused on watching a movie about the historical events of Pearl Harbor rather than a love story I would not recommend this movie to you. I thought Kate Beckinsale played the part of Evelyn very well. She was kind of mysterious and dramatic enough for the movie but still could be humorous. I also thought Ben Affleck played the part of Rafe very well. He was kind of dramatic and made the part very realistic. I liked the part when Rafe when in to see Evelyn to get a shot and he asked her out. She gave him the shot when he wasn’t expecting it and he yelled. Then he asked her out on a date which she accepted. This was one of my favorite parts because I thought it was very funny and made the movie seem less dramatic. I liked the movie but I think it would be better if there was more about Pearl Harbor and fighting scenes and less drama. I would also like it better if they shortened it because three hours was too long for most people’s attention spans.
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