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Pearl Harbor (2001) aka Pearl Harbour
Sixty years on, Hollywood has revisited the war propaganda film, with new stars, new special effects, and the same story.
Starting a bit Great Waldo Pepper, Pearl Harbor is the usual preachery on the brave young boys and girls who live and love under the shadow of mean nasty countries who don't take kindly to being shoved around by the US.
"The day that will live on in infamy" is shown to be somewhat as a response to US tactics, after all, it wasn't exactly a surprise.
Movie Poster, Pearl Harbor (2001) aka Pearl Harbour
|What is stunning is the breadth of the bad tactics of the US, giving a fresh meaning to putting all your eggs in one basket.
Historical experts will no doubt tell us that this is another revisionist tale of sense of ill-usage felt by those who instigate a situation, they probably won't bother pointing out that the studios spent a HUGE amount of money to create a big-screen, glossy telling of a very pedestrian, oh-so-expected two-boys-and-a-girl story.
Due for Australian release May
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