What did you think of this movie?

United States
May 13, 2008 10:24pm CST
Personally I was disappointed with it. Granted it was a good movie with some pretty good effects, and yes it was a good love story if you like that sort of thing, but I am a student of history. I was hoping that it would be a little more historically oriented in addition to the other good qualities it possessed. I was hoping it would tell more of the total story instead of focusing on two or three people. I wonder if the main characters portrayed here were actual people, or just fictional creations of the author to add a story-line to the historical account. As I said, it was a good movie, but overall I was disappointed with it.
6 responses
• Philippines
26 Jun 10
i liked pearl harbor. it happened on the date of my birthday (not the year though). as a love story, yes it was good. i think it was Josh hartnett's biggest one before Black Hawk Down. but as a historical account, i don't think it captured history very well. although i guess it stirred curiosity about what really happened on that day. For us in the Philippines, pearl harbor was remarkable because it was the beginning of a hostile Japanese invasion. Even until now, very old folks still tend to see Japanese as hostile. or maybe perhaps it was just how it was portrayed at that time. It was also when Douglas McArthur's very popular "I shall return" was supposed to be uttered.
• United States
29 Jun 10
December 7th is my birthday as well, except I was born in 1977...what year were you born?
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
i was in 1977 too :)
• United States
19 Jul 10
Hey cool! We have the same birthday...that is awesome...have a good day
@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Hi, I have to tell you that I am a romantic at heart. If I watch a movie, be it western, war, or any other jock kind of movie and there isn't a hint of romance in it, well that just won't do. For that reason I did enjoy the more, and yes there could have been a little more history, I like history too. The good effects, the history, what little there was, and the romance of course, made it an enjoyable movie for me.
@Bellapop (1281)
17 Jul 10
I still haven't seen it yet actually, though lots of people have said that it really 'stinks' as in it wasn't any good at all...
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
i have not seen the movie, but my husband did. according to him, yeah, it was a good love story. I believe that the use of such title could misled some people into thinking that it was a historical account. it would be nice to first read or hear reviews of a movie before viewing it.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
For me Pearl Harbor is a very nice movie. I like it because of the story and how the characters fought for their survival. I like the actors especially Ben Affleck and I also like Liv Tyler. They are all good and the movie touched my heart. Is there any plan to have Pearl Harbor 2?
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
For me Pearl Harbor is a very nice movie. I like it because of the story and how the characters fought for their survival. I like the actors especially Ben Affleck and also I like Liv Tyler. They are all good and the movie is very touchy. I'm looking for a Pearl Harbor 2.