Pearl Harbour

Kate Beckinsale – very pretty. Ben Affleck – also very pretty. Josh Hartnett – not bad, but looking eerily a lot like Matt Damon. Alec Baldwin – not good. This is a big American blockbuster with huge special effects and all kinds of patriotism thrown in for good post-9/11 measure. I have been told that it is historically inaccurate, but do not know enough war history to know one way or another. The attack on Pearl Harbour takes up a huge amount of time, but otherwise doesn’t really play a large role in this love story. This movie is trying, and not succeeding, to be Titanic, down to the sinking ship scenes. (**)