Pearl Harbor, the movie, stinks

I saw Pearl Harbor yesterday, even though I knew it would be pretty bad. But I couldn't resist, there was something about it that drew me in. I think it was the scene in the preview where the woman is outside her home, hanging out her laundry, and the Japanese Zeros shoot past. It just chilled me when I saw it and made me wonder what I'd do and how I'd feel at that moment. Unfortunately, there was no other moments in the film where I experienced that sensation. But it was entertaining and there were some incredible special effects and some funny moments. I'd sum it up as: Explosive Hollywood blockbuster with historical innaccuracies that's about 50 minutes too long. Get it? Explosive? Har har.

Now if you want to see a good movie about WWII in the South Pacific involving nurses and love, you should check out So Proudly We Hail!. You can see how Hollywood glamorized war back in 1943. (Hint: less than now.) It stars Claudette Colbert and Veronica Lake and tells the story of army nurses in Bataan and Corregidor. If you like old movies, I definitely recommend it.