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thefruitbat
04-15-2006, 11:00 AM
hi, i just want to know peoples views on this film, since it is on in the uk tommorrow, and i want to know if it is worth watching, Good/not good??

cheers fruitbat

joeap
04-15-2006, 11:04 AM
Excellent film especially compared to that pap "Pearl Harbour" however it is long and seems like a documentary at times. True to history though, and even very good special effects for the time.

panther3485
04-15-2006, 11:10 AM
Hi there, thefruitbat

What joeap said is pretty well spot on.

IMHO, still the best movie about Pearl Harbor that's ever been made. Worth watching.


Best regards,
panther3485

thefruitbat
04-15-2006, 12:52 PM
hi guys, thanks for the replies, well it seems i'll be watching this one then. I quite like the sort of documentry true to history type war films! For all those in the uk, its on a 6 sunday itv4

fruitbat

heywooood
04-15-2006, 01:02 PM
one of the best aspects of this filme is the scenes shot from the Japanese perspective...done by a different director than the rest of the film, but I don't remember his name - excellent work though...

Zeus-cat
04-15-2006, 01:50 PM
Good Points:
1) They show both sides of the conflict, cutting back and forth between the US and the Japanese at key points in the battle. (this is so well done that this alone is a good enough reason to watch it) (major)

2) Historically accurate (major)


Bad Points:
1) The special effects are quite dated and weren't very good even by the standards of the time. (minor)

2) Some of the acting is over the top or very wooden. This movie was made in the 70's and it shows the most in the acting style. (minor)

3) Some of the scenes were shot at bizarre angles to hide the fact that they were using modern aircraft carriers instaed of World War II ships. It seems like you are watching an episode of Batman. (minor)

In summary: Watch it!

Chuck_Older
04-15-2006, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by heywooood:
one of the best aspects of this filme is the scenes shot from the Japanese perspective...done by a different director than the rest of the film, but I don't remember his name - excellent work though...

It was supposed to be Akira Kurosawa if I recall, but he flaked out and they got....oh god i can't remember either!

KG51-Edelweis
04-15-2006, 03:51 PM
How about Toshio Masuda, got the DVD.
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fordfan25
04-15-2006, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by thefruitbat:
hi, i just want to know peoples views on this film, since it is on in the uk tommorrow, and i want to know if it is worth watching, Good/not good??

cheers fruitbat Yes very good film. i liked midway better myself. plus it was coproduced by the a studio in japan so ints not completly USA made so the rest of the world may like it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

VW-IceFire
04-15-2006, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by thefruitbat:
hi, i just want to know peoples views on this film, since it is on in the uk tommorrow, and i want to know if it is worth watching, Good/not good??

cheers fruitbat Yes very good film. i liked midway better myself. plus it was coproduced by the a studio in japan so ints not completly USA made so the rest of the world may like it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Midway was more entertaining but horribly inaccurate. Tora Tora Tora is basically a documentary movie...its not huge on the dramatics but it gets the history right. I think I found one or two innacuracies during the whole movie. They even use the right version of the P-40 in the one dogfight scene. All the techniques and tactics looked authentic...its been several years so I do need to go back and watch it again.

Pearl Harbor has the dramatics and amazing CGI but its not very accurate which is a shame. Ideally....I'd love to see Tora Tora Tora redone with better acting and top of the line CGI...but on the other hand also adhering to the history exactly. I realize you can't represent everything...but not making things up is good too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Treetop64
04-15-2006, 04:58 PM
Excellent movie, especially for it's time. I bought the DVD, and it's one of the better ones I have.

See the movie and draw your own conclusions about what you like and don't like. I'll bet you will like it, though! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

major_setback
04-15-2006, 06:07 PM
I don't live in the UK. Can you post here and tell me who wins.



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Rjel
04-15-2006, 06:31 PM
I've watched it a number of times. It's definately done in a semi documentary style. I think why some feel the acting is over the top is more that the actors are allowed to act. Scenes are played out longer than a lot of films today. More story gets told that way. If someone like movies with lots of explosions and arcadish two pistols firing as the main character dives through the air action, this isn't a good movie to watch. If you like movies that tell a good story, then this is an excellent movie.