Trailer • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6xGjp0U9Dc
Synopsis • Men of Honor is the true story of Carl Brashear, the first african-american to become a master diver in the U.S. Navy. Brashear entered the Navy before the civil rights movement at a time that although the armed services were integrated, they were still very segregated. Racism was still very intensive, and the challenges he was able to overcome make for an absolutely amazing story.
Main Characters • Cuba Gooding Jr. plays the role of Brashear and turns in an excellent performance. But I was totally blown away with the performance of Robert De Niro as Master Chief Billy Sunday.
Thelife of Carl Brashearisamazingbecause he metchallengeafterchallengesuccessfully no matterwhatobstacleswereput in hisway. Ifthereeverwas a humanwithabsolute no quit in him at all, itisthisman. • There are a few action sequences as well, but do not expect any gun play, car chases or explosions. MasterChiefSundayexplainsthatdivers are notfightingmen, butratherthey are intorescue, salvage, search, etc.
Conclusion • Men of Honor is extremely well done with two very strong performances from Gooding and De Niro. However, itisvery intense drama, and itdoeshave a couple of slow spots.