I suspect that if Michael Bay had titled ‘Pearl Harbor’ ‘Hawaii’ instead the movie would have been very differently received…because (without having seen it in a while), that’s basically what happens in this film…an epic love story with personal hardships framed around the Japanese naval bombings in the Pacfic during World War 2. Well that and it’s a western.
Due to burning-the-midnight-oil-post-production the soundtrack is still forthcoming….curses! The music is really incredible…there’s even an awesome Australian swing number (banjo and didgeredoo!) while Hugh Jackman is beating people up. As well as Begin The Beguine and some stunning variations and choral versions of ‘Somewhere (Over The Rainbow)’.