If you read the entire post then that's basically what I said, to quote just the first part is a bit unfair don't you think. I never took Pearl Harbor as a historically correct film, because it wasn't even close. My point was that people bought into it even though it didnít do anybody that was involved, living or passed on any justice. I never defended him in any way, I only stated something that was true, most of his films are blockbusters, regardless if they are good movies or not. Read the last two parts before you jump down my throat about it. Peace out.:)
Originally posted by JON9000
The problem is that many still remember the attack, the tragic loss of life, and the events it set in motion. To create a lightweight, cheesy, commercial send up of the actual event borders on disrespect for those that lost their lives.
To draw an analogy, would anyone like a movie like this-
some CIA analyst is running around Washington screaming about an impending attack that he picked up over the internet. His cries to the Pentagon go unheeded. Scenes are intercut, some showing Middle Eastern men cursing America and Highjacking the planes, others showing a New York cop and firefighter arguing over some girl. We would get to hear and see the screams of those on board as they realize the impact is coming. Then we would have heroic music playing as our heroes run into the building and save people. The buildings fall, and our heroes put away their differences and join the spec forces to kick some Al-Qaeda butt in Afghanistan. One dies, the other gets the girl.
If any of this sounds darn insensitive, it should. That is basically what happened with the travesty that was Pearl Harbor: A Jerry Bruckheimer Production of a Michael Bay Film. :cry:
The in my opinion says it all. :)
Originally posted by Brandon
I agree however that women have no place in war or action movies, the same goes for Titanic, the stupid rushed love story ruined the movie for me, the same way it did Pearl Harbor.
In my opinion the movie should have focused on Pearl, the governments, the war, and the people around the world. I didn't like the fact that they had this very predictable love triangle between those characters. If anything she could have been left out of the movie all together or both friends who were in love with her, could have been decided at the end, when there was one man left standing. Instead of all this mushy stuff, the fighting and bickering between one another, while a war is going on. When one of them dies then the other should have been rewarded with the girl as a replacement for his best friend and to serve as a somewhat happy ending to an unhappy time in history.
Jerry Bruckheimer films are just action movies and nothing more, if your looking for something more, then pick another movie like I would. I only watch his types of films when I'm feeling in that mood.