The internet has been exploding yesterday since the announcement that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing after 10 years of marriage.
The coverage coming from the press is mind boggling. Questions of whom is to blame and what their exes might say about Ben and Jen are all over the internet.
It drives me bonkers. If they were John and Jane Doe from anywhere, USA, no one, outside of their immediate circle of family and friends would give a rats ass. But because they are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Hollywood movie stars, the entire world has to know every sordid detail of their divorce.
Divorce happens for many reasons. Even the best of couples sometimes drift apart. That’s life. I am sorry that their marriage is ending, but if that is the best decision for themselves and their children, so be it.
There are more important things to worry about than a married couple divorcing.
December 7th, A Day That Will Live In Infamy- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Every generation has that event that forever alters their collective lives. For the Greatest Generation, the event is Pearl Harbor.
The 2001 film, Pearl Harbor, is the story of America’s forced entry into World War II. Rafe (Ben Affleck) and Danny (Josh Hartnett) are best friends. Rafe falls in love with Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale). Rafe is then transferred to England while Danny and Evelyn are transferred to Pearl Harbor. Things become complicated when Danny and Evelyn’s relationship becomes more than platonic. Then the Japanese attack.
This is a typical Michael Bay movie. The action and special effects are wonderful. The plot needs some tweaking.
Were the critics wrong? Not entirely. Comparisons to Titanic are inevitable (semi weak story, poorly written dialogue, major historical event, incredible special effects, etc). But where Titanic succeeds, Pearl Harbor fails.
Do I recommend this movie? If the audience is looking for historical accuracy, no. If they are looking for a typical Michael Bay film, yes.