Affleck and Hartnett are very sexy here, but it's inappropriate and unfortunate that that's all I have to say about it. I think this movie happened because Titanic happened, but the people behind this one don't seem to understand that there's nothing inherently romantic about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Someone should have told them.
Oh my...where to start with this one. A noble effort from the start, but almost painfully so. Bay's attempt to recreate the feel of a 1940s war picture feels strained and contrived, and fatally unfocused. Randal Wallace's script has cheese and self conscious earnestness to spare. But that attack sequence, oh that attack sequence, may be the finest thing Bay has ever directed. An unwieldy mess, but not without merits.