This movie is really second rate Spielberg. The film gives us a view of the Pacific theater from that of a POW. The POW is only a child and while you would think that this would make you empathize with the character more, in reality you don’t care all. That was my main problem with this picture. I just didn’t give a damn.
Putting that aside the rest of the picture can be enjoyed for it’s historical value. Just don’t expect the Spielberg you know and love.