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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:53 PM

I used to think of Michael Bay's 2001 film "Pearl Harbor" as a missed opportunity.

I recently re-watched as much of it as I could stand, and re-thought my position.

It's actually dozens of missed opportunities.

For example, the casting of Josh Hartnet represents the missed opportunity of not casting Josh Hartnet. Whatever one may think of his looks, the poor kid just cannot act.

The beautiful cinematography represents the missed opportunity of using such spectacular footage on a different, much better, film.

I could go on, but my neck is getting sore from shaking my head sadly...

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Reply I used to think of Michael Bay's 2001 film "Pearl Harbor" as a missed opportunity. (Original post)
Aristus Mar 25 OP
Canoe52 Mar 25 #1
cos dem Mar 25 #2
msongs Mar 25 #3
Berlin Expat Mar 26 #4

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:06 PM

1. Never saw it, will put it on my must-miss list.

Hello from Whidbey Island!

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:08 PM

2. You might enjoy this

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:12 PM

3. it was ok except for the modern day ships in the bombing scene lol nt

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:54 AM

4. I saw

the film when it came out - it was, for me at least, little more than an inferior (and unnecessary) remake of Tora! Tora! Tora!

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