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Release date is Nov 8. I saw this trailer on the big screen the other night, and it has cheap CGI. The movie might be great, but if the CGI is the same poor quality in the final version I'll be very disappointed.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6924650/
 
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This is gonna suck.

They seem to have gone 'hollywood' on this one. Crappy love story crammed into the movie (just wait and see). "Dogfights" closer to Star Wars or Independence Day than reality. Zeros straffing a street in Hawaii, 10 feet above the street, with trees 5 feet off each wingtip.

And they start too early. Showing Pearl, the Doolittle Raid, AND Midway? Any ONE of those events would take over 2 hrs to do decently. This one will likely be rushed.

I personally don't care about the quality of the CGI (though the scene with the dive bombers looked like something out of a video game); I'm more concerned with the story. This one looks like another "Pearl Harbor" movie crapfest. . .



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Modern day Hollywood and war movies. What a farce.
 
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My wife will go see it, so I will end up going as well.

I can only hope they are showing Pearl Harbor - Doolittle - Midaway as to show the progression of instigating events (Japan was trying to trap/sink the carriers as they saw the full threat they possessed following the Doolittle raid).

I do feel this will end up being more like a 2001's Pearl Harbor instead of the 1970 Tora Tora Tora... but hopefully it won't suck quite as bad.




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For what it's worth, Netflix has the original US Navy released short movie (18 minutes) from Midway.

I can only imagine what it was like seeing these short films in the theaters...




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My wife will go see it, so I will end up going as well.
Have fun. Go drunk! Big Grin



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It has Mandy Moore and Woody Harrelson, I'm in! Big Grin

I'll probably see it at some point, maybe, eventually...

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And they start too early. Showing Pearl, the Doolittle Raid, AND Midway? Any ONE of those events would take over 2 hrs to do decently. This one will likely be rushed.


Agreed. Set the stage and tone with vintage footage of those events, even colorized footage then merge it into the movie about Midway. Get some real planes and a director who isn't known for alien invasion films perhaps?




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For what it's worth, Netflix has the original US Navy released short movie (18 minutes) from Midway.

I can only imagine what it was like seeing these short films in the theaters...


Thanks.


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So......

Anybody see this yet?



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The commercials I see for it make this film look like CGI sensory overload.
 
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https://www.militarytimes.com/...e-carriers-at-midway

Blockbuster ‘Midway’ sinks faster than Japanese carriers at ... Midway

I believe the headline says all we need to know about it.


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Yeah, well, like I said- Modern day Hollywood and war films do not mix.
 
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Yeah, they lost me pretty early on when one trailer said something to the effect of "the untold story" about the battle and I sensed Heston and Fonda both stirring in their graves in disgust. I despise modern Hollywood and especially the failed abortions they consider war movies. Whether it is 'Enemy At The Gates', 'Pearl Harbor', or 'Dunkirk' Hollywood today is all flash and no bang.

I am sure that somewhere in a movie executive's office right now there is a script titled 'The Siege of Bastogne' and the story centers around some Red Cross nurse (instead of an Army nurse to protect the sensitivities of the snowflakes) trapped behind German lines following their 1944 offensive and we will follow her trek through the Ardennes back to Bastogne while she cares for wounded soldiers from both sides. Think 'Courage Under Fire' only worse. But they will sell it as a story about the Battle of the Bulge.


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I was thinking about going. After checking reviews I decided to pass.

My Son was mentioning this ‘1917’ movie due out in December, WW-1 stuff.

https://www.1917.movie/?
 
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That review was a hoot. The bashing of the movie was hilarious, but the best part was this quote from one of the veterans of the battle who saw the movie at a private screening:

“I couldn’t swim a lick,” he said. “You know, Tennessee got nothing but creeks anyway. ... When I hit the water, I don’t know what I was thinking, to tell you the truth. I was just trying to move up and down. But when I hit that water, I suddenly learned how to swim."
 
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I was thinking about going. After checking reviews I decided to pass.

My Son was mentioning this ‘1917’ movie due out in December, WW-1 stuff.

https://www.1917.movie/?

Seen both trailers for these movies when I went to see Last Blood a couple weeks ago. Within 3 seconds of the trailer for Midway I knew I would pass on it. I hate the CGI stuff almost as much as Woody Harrelson. The 1917 trailer looked promising though.


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I do feel this will end up being more like a 2001's Pearl Harbor instead of the 1970 Tora Tora Tora... but hopefully it won't suck quite as bad.

My thoughts precisely, by including the Doolittle raid and trying to tie-it together with Midway, they're going to rush through the scenes and not actually tell the story.

There's a lot of stories from WWII, particularly the Pacific, which still has many untold/uncelebrated tales.
 
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The last decent war movie I saw was Hacksaw Ridge.


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I didn't finish watching Pearl Harbor (and that at home on my TV) so any comparison pretty much sinks any chance oif me wathcing it,

I do like WW1 movies-and there seems to be so few, so 1917 will probably be on my watch list on TV.

I simply don't go to the theater any more since I am sure my absence will soon bring Hollywood to its knees.

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While I believe I will pass on the movie, it was interesting that in the comments section the opinion of folks who saw the movie is pretty uniformly positive.

Of course that says to me that there are like a lot of idiots taking time to see the movie in the first place and then write a rebuttal, but as is normal there seems to be a bit of a disconnect between reviewer and viewer. But that's never happened before. It will be interesting to see the first weekend's take and how fast it tapers off.


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