Empire of the Sun QuickViews

October 5, 2019 // in QuickView - Micro Reviews by David Deverett

Whoever is a fan of Steven Spielberg, Empire of the Sun is worth a watch.

 

Based on J.G. Ballard’s semi-autobiographical book, the film tells the story of Jim (Christian Bale), a 13-year-old kid who is separated from his parents when World War II happens in Japan and the circumstances that happen to him along the way.

 

While it’s long, slow, underrated and not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spielberg, the movie has a great cast, beautiful visuals and a well-done score by John Williams.

 

Office Rating: 4/10