If you haven't seen "Pearl Harbor" because of the critics' comments, you're missing a great movie. It may not be the most historically accurate portrayal of the event, but there are plenty of other Dec. 7, 1941, "bombing" movies if you want details.
"Pearl Harbor" has been dismissed as a frivolous love story, but it is much more. It is the story of two guys, friends from childhood, who have always stuck by each other. They grow up with a love of flying, become pilots and enlist in the Air Force together. As war approaches, they fall for the same girl and it almost destroys their friendship, but their roots are deep and they stand by each other to the end.
"Pearl Harbor" is the story of a friendship we each wish we had. It's the story of idealism, sacrifice and love of country. It's the story of heroism in spite of wrongful segregation. It's the story of tragic stupidity and youth wasted. It's the story of human goodness rising above the horrors of human evil. It's a reminder of how blessed we are to enjoy peace.
While you're celebrating your freedom this month, take your family to see "Pearl Harbor." It's a great movie.