Empire Of The Sun (Special Edition) (DVD)

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Empire Of The Sun (Special Edition) (DVD)

Steven Spielberg's 'Empire Of The Sun', based on the autobiographical novel by J.G. Ballard, stars Christian Bale as Jim Graham, a British schoolboy s...

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Excellent

ProEmotional, shows the struggle for survival, great ...

ConsFelt the ending was unrealistic, film feels longer...

Empire Of The Sun In short, I'm a wuss. Less so now, but a couple of years ago the thought of watching a 'scary' film terrified me, and sent me into a fit of rage because my family knew I wouldn't be able to handle it, but still they persisted on me joining them in their Saturday night movie...

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Excellent

“Shanghai Noon”

published 12/10/2003

ProSuperb performance by Christian Bale; John William...

ConsNot quite the epic it sets out to be

Empire of the Sun (1987) Cast List Jim Graham – Christian Bale Basie – John Malkovich Jim’s mother – Emily Richard Jim’s father – Rupert Frazer Mrs Victor – Miranda Richardson Dr Rawlins – Nigel Havers Maxton – Leslie Phillips Frank Demarest – Joe Pantoliano Music – John Williams Director –...

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“A Childs View of the War”

published 05/04/2010

ProExcellent story and Acting, emotional

ConsNone

FILM ONLY REVIEW Jamie is a 9 year old boy who lives with his wealthy parents in Shanghai, he is very spoilt and thinks he knows it all. He is obsessed with military airplanes and loves to play with toy ones. His life gets turned upside down when the Japanese invade and the population of Shanghai...

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Excellent

“Empire of the Sun!”

published 20/08/2008

ProBeautiful, Heartwarming!

ConsNone!

Released in 1988, Empire of the Sun is a brilliant epic movie set during the second world war. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie introduced a very young Christian Bale to the silver screen, who we all know by now has gone on to become a household name. The movie is set around the Japanese...

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Excellent

“A fantastic film”

published 01/10/2001

ProAn excellent film evoking all sorts of emotions ea...

ConsCan get quite deep. Not for those who enjoy the a...

This op will be wuite short, because I'm not going to give away any of the plot: I first wathcing Empire of the Sun when I was about 7, and only thought of it as a good film with lots of explosions. Later I cam upon it when I was older and thought I watch it just for nostalgia's sake. It was only...

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Not for me

ProA very good sound track composed by John Williams.

ConsPoor plot, acting and screenplay in my opinion.

This is quite a strange film in my opinion and at the end of it all if you are like me you will think that you've watched a real load of incredibly boring rubbish but that the sound track was very good and brilliant in places. Not surprisingly then the sound track is composed by John Williams...

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Excellent

ProCompelling, Moving, Best Child Actor Ever, Story, ...

ConsLate DVD Region 2 Release

This is such a fantastic film sporting child actor at the time Christian Bale who delivers one of the best performances i have ever seen from a minor. The story of a young British child in 2nd World War Japan who loses his parents after a huge riot which he caused through the mischeif you would...

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Excellent

ProA great adventure of human spirit

Conscan be slightly tedious at times

Empire of the Sun is a story focusing on young Jim Graham, an 11 year old born and raised in Shanghai during the inter-war years, he has a fondness for the Japanese and feels more closely akin to them rather than the British home nation, exampled by the comment to his father that he wished to...

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Good

“empire of the sun”

published 29/10/2001

Progood for the whole family

Consbit boreing

This film was ok. It is a good family film, that most people can watch without being bored. I dont think that i would buy the film or even watch it again though. It is about an English boy who is living in asia and he gets splitt up from his parents when he is evacuating as the japanese invade...

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Steven Spielberg's 'Empire Of The Sun', based on the autobiographical novel by J.G. Ballard, stars Christian Bale as Jim Graham, a British schoolboy separated from his upper-class colonial parents when the Japanese sweep into Shanghai during World War II. Temporarily orphaned, Jim attaches himself to Basie (John Malkovich), a fast-talking American opportunist determined make a buck off the spoils of war. Later, when the two are interned in a prison camp, Jim's boyish fantasies are fueled by the grace and daring of the Japanese fighter pilots whom he comes to idolise despite their enemy status. Spielberg's visually spectacular wartime epic is a testimony to the human will to survive and a child's ability to find wonder even in the midst of horror. Thirteen-year-old Welsh actor Christian Bale is brillant as Jim in his feature film debut. Spielberg himself identified more with Jim, a boy who is obsessed with flying and who experiences the death of his innocence, than with E.T.'s Elliott. After a year of negotiations with the Chinese, Spielberg and his crew were allowed to film in Shanghai, which was virtually unchanged since World War II.

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