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Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
DVD ~ Ben Affleck
Price: $9.79
435 used & new from $0.01

16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst World War II Movie I've Ever Seen!, September 17, 2013
This review is from: Pearl Harbor (DVD)
With the special effects of today's movie-making business, I eagerly anticipated this World War II movie, as I study the Pacific War quite avidly. I went and saw it opening weekend for my birthday in 2001.

I could not have been more disappointed!

While the special effects were good, I'll give it that, and the attack scene was well-done, the historical accuracy was abysmal. Michael Bay might as well not even had historical advisors on this film, for he sure as hell didn't listen to them. At the scene in New York alongside the Queen Mary, it shows her being painted gray (by that time, she'd already been painted gray for awhile), in the Pearl Harbor attack scene you have Japanese Zeros flying over MODERN U.S. Navy warships docked in the harbor, and the Doolittle Raid is launched from a MODERN-DAY carrier with a number '8' painted on the deck to symbolize U.S.S. Hornet! Disgraceful! There was a group of WWII veterans sitting behind me in the theater, and they got up and walked out, and I couldn't blame them one bit. And on top of all these gross historical inaccuracies, we also have to deal with some crap-ass love triangle.

Bottom line, if you want to see a movie about Pearl Harbor, get "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and skip this piece of crap completely. If Amazon.com had a 'Zero Star' rating, I'd give it to this film.

And Michael Bay, stick to directing purely fiction-based films like "Transformers" and "Bad Boys", because you have absolutely NO sense of history.
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The Gallant Hours
The Gallant Hours
DVD ~ James Cagney
Price: $16.73
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could've Been Better, April 28, 2013
This review is from: The Gallant Hours (DVD)
This was the first James Cagney movie I've ever seen, and I was impressed by his acting. He looks very similar to Admiral Halsey, and that just adds to the role he plays. However, the music of the film sucks, and there is about 15 mins of the film where brief spots of dialogue intersperse with choral music and radio transmissions to the point where it just gets really annoying and made me want to turn off the movie completely. And once again Hollywood shows its penchant for twisting history to suit them; Yamamoto's death is portrayed as having come in November 1942, when it actually did not occur until April 1943. Then we have his Chief-of-Staff, "Rear Admiral" (who wears the shoulder boards of an IJN Vice Admiral) Jiro Kobe...wrong. Yamamoto's Chief-of-Staff was RADM (later VADM) Matome Ugaki. The Japanese Advisor to this film - who, incidentally, portrays Admiral Yamamoto in the film - obviously did not know much about the Japanese side of the war. And the absence of any actual battle scenes was another detractor. But if you're a war movie buff like myself, seeing this film once won't kill you.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice model, wrong ship., March 19, 2013
This is a model of the Titanic with the name 'Britannic' written on the bow. Britannic was markedly different than Titanic...do a Google search if you want proof. Also, the front of the superstructure is missing the three small supports.


The 'Canal
The 'Canal
by Steve Athanas
Edition: Paperback
Price: $20.00
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad..., September 22, 2010
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This review is from: The 'Canal (Paperback)
Very good read for those who like historical fiction. Only downside is that fictional ship names and officers are used. Would've been even more interesting if historical names and ships were used. Obviously some ships can be figured out, such as the Yamanashi is the Yamato, and the Hayakaze is probably the Amatsukaze, although she was not sunk in the Guadalcanal campaign.

Again, good historical fiction read, but too many fictional names.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price, April 26, 2010
From top row to bottom this set features: USS Enterprise (CVN-65), HMS Rodney or HMS Nelson, DKM Bismarck, IJN Hosho, IJN Shinano, IJN Mogami, IJN Musashi, IJN Nagato, IJN Yamato, HMS King George V, an IJN destroyer, and IJN sub I-58 (the sub that sank USS Indianapolis).

Not bad for miniatures from what I can see.


Lusitania Limited 40" - Wooden Model Cruise Ship - Wood Cruise Liner Model - Cruise Ship Replica Model - Nautical Decor - Model Cruise Ship Decor - Sold Fully Assembled - Not A Model Ship Kit
Lusitania Limited 40" - Wooden Model Cruise Ship - Wood Cruise Liner Model - Cruise Ship Replica Model - Nautical Decor - Model Cruise Ship Decor - Sold Fully Assembled - Not A Model Ship Kit
Offered by BoxyBay [Limited Time Sale | Authorized Dealer]
Price: $499.74
6 used & new from $490.35

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, but wrong ship!, March 17, 2010
This is a model of Aquitania, not Lusitania. Look up the two ships on Wikipedia or Google and you'll see what I mean. Other than that, an incredible item.


Britannic Limited 40" Model Cruiseship - Already Built Not a Kit - Wooden Ship Model Cruise Ship Replica Scale Model Boat Nautical Home Beach Wall Décor or Gift - Sold Fully Assembled
Britannic Limited 40" Model Cruiseship - Already Built Not a Kit - Wooden Ship Model Cruise Ship Replica Scale Model Boat Nautical Home Beach Wall Décor or Gift - Sold Fully Assembled

4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, but wrong ship!, March 17, 2010
This is a BEAUTIFUL item, but it's not Britannic...it's Titanic. Britannic looked somewhat different cosmetically. For one thing, her lifeboat davits were different, and the stern well deck was enclosed. Advertise this as Titanic, and you'd have a gem that collectors would pounce on like syrup on waffles.


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paint errors, March 17, 2010
The name 'Queen Mary' should be painted on the white portion of the bow, not the black. If you're going to charge $400 for it, at least have the paint scheme correct!


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