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A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this movie. Positive Messages Both sides of the Pearl Harbor attack are shown; care is taken to show the Japanese motives for launching the surprise attack.
All the patriotic heartstrings are pulled with every trick in the Hollywood playbook, but what emerges is a strong sense of the people who fought at Pearl Harbor and in World War II, their bravery in defending America from fascism, making the event come to life from the pages of history.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is shown to be a commanding and decisive leader, demanding more than what the military brass say is possible in the weeks after Pearl Harbor.
Tells the story of the first African-American man to earn the Naval Cross. Violence Intense battle scenes, many injuries and deaths, some graphic. Sailors on battleships shown drowning, burning, falling off the ships as they capsize and sink. Hospital blood, intense injuries -- a nurse places her fingers into the neck wound of a man profusely bleeding.
Gunfights between American and Japanese soldiers, grenades thrown.
A disheveled farmer hits his son and knocks him to the ground; the boy's best friend strikes the farmer with a two-by-four. Sex Some innuendo between female nurses and male pilots. A couple decides not to have sex because they don't want to have any regrets. Another couple does have sex, and the woman becomes pregnant.
Some sexual innuendo between male sailors and female nurses. They are shown the next morning in a car passed out, waking up hungover. Champagne, whisky, sake drinking. There is some drinking and drunkenness. Stay up to date on new reviews.
Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.When it comes, about 83 minutes into the movie, the minute Pearl Harbor air raid re-creation is unquestionably impressive filmmaking and will be luring viewers to the movie for a long time to come.
Film Review: Pearl Harbor By Nicholas Evan Sarantakes. Nicholas Evan Sarantakes is the author of Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations ().
He is an assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he teaches a course on World War II. May 25, · Pearl Harbor movie reviews & Metacritic score: Against the backdrop of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, two friends (Affleck, Hartnett) find themselves 44%(35).
May 25, · "Pearl Harbor" is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on Dec. 7, , the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle.
Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality/5. When it comes, about 83 minutes into the movie, the minute Pearl Harbor air raid re-creation is unquestionably impressive filmmaking and will be luring viewers to the movie for a long time to come.
May 25, · The Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II has inspired a splendid movie, full of vivid performances and unforgettable scenes, a movie .