Story of the early days of America's involvement in World War Two, concentrating on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Doolittle raid, framed by the obligatory romantic triangle.
Average war film that would actually be much better if it had either been made in 1943 or was completely fictional. As it stands, Bay's penchant for replacing historical figures with fictional ones, along with his overall disregard for historical accuracy in favor of lazy CGI spectacle, becomes merely an insult to all those who actually served. And while many of the battle scenes contain stirring imagery, it is completely undercut by a hamfisted overuse of slow motion (assumedly for extra pathos). For those who want to watch accurate and entertaining films, I would suggest Tora Tora Tora and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. It says something when movies made decades before have more convincing effects. At least the Arizona didn't morph into a robot and start swatting Zeros out of the sky. . .