Sunday, August 2, 2009

TORA! TORA! TORA! (1970)

A definite film to witness the Japanese attack on US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour which led US to enter into World War II. There’s many films made on Pearl Harbor attack but this one stands out as the most authentic one portraying the real picture of the history. The presentation of the film remains neutral to the both sides of Japan and US and represents the story from both sides. Almost all the characters and events depicted in the film signify the authenticity of research done by the team of three directors and six screenwriters including legendary Akira Kurosawa.

It’s an epic war film and Two hour twenty minutes long in duration which required lot of patience. The first half of the film was focused on Wartime Diplomacy of both sides highlighting meticulous Japanese secret plan to attack Pearl Harbor. The second showed the Kamikazhi attack of Japanese air force on Pearl Harbor and how US army found sleeping and unprepared for the Japanese hostility. However Japanese Admiral Yamamoto knew after the attacks that they have awaken the sleeping giant in the world war and rest is still history for Japan and world.

Ratings- 7/10

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