why did pearl harbor suck?

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  1. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    im watching it now on ABC,it looks like a pretty damn good film, the action sequences are awesome as hell.
     
  2. Jack Bauer The Bizarro Jack Bauer

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    Michael Bay tried to a Titanic thing with it and it failed.
     
  3. 블라스 Registered

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    The director's cut, while not a great film, is much better than the theatrical cut.
    Plus the action scenes are AMAZING.
     
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    Why did it suck?? Ben Afflecks acting...
     
  5. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    Like someone else said, they tried to turn it into a Titanic. The action was great, but the love story was forced.
     
  6. Darren Daring Registered

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    Not enough Affleck:up:
     
  7. Silver Sable Wild Pack Commander

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    The whole love story crap
     
  8. Kurosawa Registered

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    Yeah, a good Pearl Harbor movie should have been dead serious Black Hawk Down near-documentary style. It should have been all tactics and been as historically accurate as possible.
     
  9. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    It makes me feel like United 93. Pearl Harbor and 9/11, the two worst attacks in american history. Greengrass makes a powerful amazing film, while Bay makes exploitive action garbage. I'll shake my head in shame when I'm 80 and see a Bay-like film about September 11th.
     
  10. Kid Flash! The Fastest Kid Alive

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    I didnt like Pearl Harbor.
    It wasnt as good as United 93.
     
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    it sucked because trey parker and matt stone say so. probably b/c the poor acting and some inaccuracies. i think at one point i remember seeing a cordless phone in the movie. they weren't invented then.
     
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    I think, in part, that it didn't do as well as it might have is because it happened over 50 years ago and most people have no connection with WWII. People tend to be most interested in what affects them most.
     
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    There is a Fan Edit out there that makes it an AMAZING MOVIE. The Love Story was Edited out among a few other things that really helped it
     
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    Action was awesome, but the whole movie was going to garbage!
     
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    ^Exactly.
     
  16. The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    TOO much romance, not enough bullets.
     
  17. DarKush Registered

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    It wasn't really about Pearl Harbor. The attack, though amazing on screen, was only shown for about ten to fifteen minutes, if that long, but the movie was three hours long.
     
  18. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Well, the atack in real life was only about ten to fifteen minutes long. Still, my dad, a historian, said that while the movie as a whole sucked, the atack seen was the most acurate. Tora Tora Tora was still a vastly superior film, though.
     
  19. unknownuser nuʞuoʍunsǝɹ

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    Ben Affleck + Love story = :down
     
  20. Timstuff Registered

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    The movie doesn't suck. I think that a lot of people were just dissapointed because it had a rather ho-hum love story based on fictional characters, and that was the center of the plot.
     
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    And that's one of the main reasons it sucked. :) :up:
     
  22. Dr. Fate Registered

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    Yeah, basically.
     
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    Glad we see eye to eye:D :up:
     
  24. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    I liked it ok. They did try to make it a lot like Titanic, but didn't...which is why I liked it. They actually acknowledged there was a historical event going on, and didn't rely on two bogus characters to carry the film. And also, they focused on events that led up to the main event. Titanic did not.

    I liked Pearl Harbor.
     
  25. WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    I liked it when I saw it in theaters. Was kinda obvious how they were gonna end it when they made a point to show that trick in th' planes early on.
     

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