A while back I heard that Disney was planning to make a movie about Pearl Harbor involving a love story. I scoffed at such a ridiculous notion.
Well, last night prior to the screening of “Unbreakable,” Mrs. Rickjay and I saw the trailer for the new Bruckheimer/Bay film, “Peal Harbor,” which stars Ben Affleck, Cuba Gooding, and Kate Beckinsale.
I dunno how the movie will be because this is a bunch bound to make a lot of corny crap, but it was the most spectacular trailer I have ever seen, hands down. The scenes of the Pearl Harbor attack were simply unbelievable, the most stunningly beautiful photographed scenes I have ever seen on film. Compared to this movie, “The Thin Red Line” was a home video. (They did seem to have borrowed Hans Zimmer’s score from “The Thin Red Line,” though.)
In one scene, kids playing baseball watch in amazement as Japanese fighters and torpedo bombers fly by them down a Hawaiian valley. The planes looked as real as could be and yet those planes don’t exist anymore. I doubt there’s a functioning D3A bomber left anywhere in the world. Did they rebuild some? Did they do it with computers? If they did it with computers, they’ve finally succeeded in making computer imaging look like the real thing, because those planes looked as real as could be.
(Note: If I am spoiling the film for anyone by mentioning that the Japanese end up bombing Pearl Harbor, let me just say: ha ha ha.)
Man, I have GOT to see this movie. Anyone know how they filmed those scenes? Anyone have the buzz on “Pearl Harbor”?