Pearl Harbor Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Jon Voight, Alec Baldwin, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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This story follows 2 military pilots in Pearl Harbor during the attack. The 2 best friends find themselves falling in love with the same woman. They then must realize that they have to put their differences aside and fight to protect their country.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Danny Walker and Rafe McCawley have been best friends since they were little. They both love to fly and are extremely patriotic. When they are older, they join the Air Force together. Rafe volunteers to go overseas to fight in Britain, and leaves Danny and his girlfriend Evelyn back in the states. They both get stationed at Pearl Harbor. Word comes back that Rafe was killed in action, and seeking consolation, Danny and Evelyn turn to each other. But when Rafe comes back, they are all swept off in the fateful day of December 7, 1941, in this epic tale of love, patriotism, and friendship.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bianca

Two friends, Danny and Rafe, join the Air Force during World War II. Rafe is sent over to England to fight. Before leaving he meets a nurse, Evelyn, and they fall in love. Danny and Evelyn are stationed at Pearl Harbor. Rafe is reported missing in action and Danny and Evelyn fall in love. Rafe comes back and gets into a fight with Danny. The attack on Pearl takes place.   
The review of this Movie prepared by Bianca Stratford

Pearl Harbor is the story of a romance, with a war in the background. While Navy pilots Rafe and Danny fight over nurse Evelyn, a bigger adversary, the Japanese, have their own hazard in store for the United States.
The review of this Movie prepared by Angela Allan

Rafe and Danny have been friends since they were kids and they both shared the dream of flying on air force. As the World War II strikes in Europe, things get more tense. The nurse Evelyn is in love with Rafe but when she thinks Rafe has died seeks comfort in Danny and the two get romantically involved. Rafe returns and feels betrayed by both. But then the attack to Pearl Harbour happens...
The review of this Movie prepared by Scott

After the United States off the supply of oil to Japan, japan plots war- a bombing of pearl harbour. After the damage is done, the american troops go back for revenge. in the middle of all this, there is a woman who was in a relationship with a man, and after he died, she dated his best friend, who got her pregnant.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ashlee

This is the story of two childhood friends, Rafe & Danny who go into the airforce together. Rafe goes to England to fight in World War 2, he is thought to be dead. Danny friend falls in love with his lover, Evelyn. It is discovered that Rafe is not dead and there is a bit of a love triangle thing. Evelyn decides to stay with Danny becasue she is pregnant to his baby. Japan bombs pearl Harbor and Danny and Rafe get in two aeroplanes and shoot the bombers down. America then goes into a revenge-suidide mission on Japan and Danny dies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Pearl Fan

Bloated and boring, Pearl Harbor is a collection of war-movie clichés in search of an epic. Director Michael Bay (Armageddon and The Rock) allows this sappy romantic drama disguised as an action film drag on for three finger-drumming hours. While the actual, extended battle scenes are technically dazzling – full of diving fighter bombers and exploding warships – the story and dialogue that surround and accompany them are as hackneyed as that of any daytime soap opera.

Affleck comes across here as a movie star playing a movie star playing a character. Hartnett and Beckinsale fare better but only because they don't have to be quite as noble in every single scene. Gooding, portraying “Dorie” Miller, a real-life Navy mess attendant who courageously manned an antiaircraft gun during the raid, is solid, but his character feels awkwardly wedged into the main story.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jamie Bond

Basically, it's about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and a romance between a soldier and a nurse and the same nurse and a pilot, who happens to be the soldier's best friend.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dena

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 32.2%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 23.3%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 44.4% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   military pilot Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Hawaii Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   warplane    -   air force one Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction Kind of violence:    -   air battles    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   ocean ship battles Unusual forms of death    -   crushed    -   flamed    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs

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