- Apr 11, 2001
Well folks, the old Captain and I just spent 3 hours and 20 minutes at the local cineplex watching the 200 million dollar "epic". As many of you may not yet have seen it-I won't give it all away. Just be prepared to see EVERY possible cliche in the book in it- sexy love triangle with equally nubile and attractive people, and oh, by the way-there was a war sort of... A reprise of Jack and Rose with something historical thrown in. Give me Tora Tora Tora or the TV War and Remembrance anyday. The ships were Spruance class(about 30 years too late- ) and mothballed fast frigates (1052 class)- the carriers all had angled decks and I could go on and on... did they think we would not notice? The best part was the underwater pan shots of the Arizona- I think they were for real- and the dogfights and planes were OK. Just as the end credits began, I turned to Himself and said-"Wait ,Celine will wail any minute- and it will be a hit at weddings and we will hear it ten times a day." Well- it wasn't Celine but nearly... very disappointing. This is a Navy town and the sailors must be laughing it up. You will predict EVERY plot turn correctly and every tearjerking device in the universe is used. 200 million- wow- what WE could do with that kind of dough!