Yeah I was able to see it in a early release on Monday the 4th. Heavy CGI, with way too rushed a story line. At least there weren't a lot of love story lines. Ridiculous flying acts and character behavior of modern millennials. It won't do well this weekend.
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Planes erupting in fireballs when they hit the water. Saw it Friday. I wouldn't go so far as to say I was disappointed, but it was just ok.
Just ordered the 1976 production of Midway. Other than the ridiculous side story, it's an enjoyable film, IMO.
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What gets me is the "untold story" part of the commercials.
Fuck's sake I was reading about this for fun as a kid in the 70s, not to mention the obvious fact that it's a remake. So, literally, it has been told at least once before.
Now then, can anyone tell me if they actually got any of the minor historical points right or are we lucky they included the Japanese and US navies?
Following the latest P.C. guidelines, did they delete the word "Jap" in this movie?
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Number one for the weekend. $17,500,000
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I just saw it
It was meh. On the plus side my theater was packed with a lot of people and I overheard a ton of people that were there as a way to remember on Veteran’s day weekend.
It’s probably worth seeing a matinee because of the carrier battles on the big screen.
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We went to the 12:30 matinee. Not great, but I've seen worse. It was packed and several people clapped at the end.
Just got home from seeing it with my 11 year old. Quite a bit of use of Jap. I didn’t think it was terrible. Dennis Quaid as Bull Halsey and Woody Harrelson as Nimitz was pretty decent. The little homage at the end where they showed a picture of the real man ( US and Japanese) and a little 2 sentences about their war career. At least the story was all based on real people and not entirely made up out of whole cloth. Seeing it on the big screen was better than a TV. I thought the CGI of the carriers and planes was very well done. People also clapped at the end of our showing as well
Interesting they just found the wreckage of the Akagi a few weeks ago
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That is a pretty light weekend for an opening.
God this is so true.
Well, it IS November.
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Interesting review at Breitbart
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Here's ANOTHER movie about the Battle of Midway, it was released back in Sept but a pal just sent me the trailer.
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I saw it. I liked it. Its not a masterpeice, but its enjoyable. I choked up in a few spots with emotion. Worth the watch.
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Same. Just watched in 4k/Dolby Vision. No masterpiece as you said but I couldn't help but get choked up at a few points. The tributes at the end to real life service members was a very very nice touch and not normal for Hollyweird.
And Dick Best. At the end I was like no way that's some Hollywood bs. Then at the end they showed him, and him being one of few pilots, ever, to get carrier shots/bombs on 2 different carriers. That was very cool. I thought it was good and a great watch at home. Woody played Nimitz decent. Patrick Wilson was good, and I really enjoyed Skrein. Tadanobu Asano is also a great Japanese actor who did well in this. I'll take a decent film like this every time over another SuperHo or Disney Star Wars film.
Watched it last night for the first time on Plex...it was watchable but, it has a lot of holes, not to mention the CGI was a bit distracting.
The overall pacing and writing left a lot to be desired. IN general, the movie tried to jam way too many events into a single 2-hr movie. It's admirable that director Emmerich was passionate about the story but, good lord, fix onto a story and tell it, instead he tried to shoehorn the ENTIRE first 6-months of the Pacific campaign:
The attack on Pearl Harbor
The US raid on the Marshall & Gilbert Islands
Doolittle raid on Japan
Battle of Coral Sea
Battle of Midway
Pick one, any one and tell a complete story! The only thing missing was the Japanese capture and horrors on Wake Island, along with the capture of the Philippines.
Did we need to see the USS Nautalis...brave contributions no doubt but, all it did was muddle the story. Did we need to see quick clips of John Ford (good resemblance by the actor BTW) trying to capture footage on Midway? Perhaps that footage time could've been used to show the role of PBY Catalina's that initially found the IJN Fleet or, the B-26s along with the Vindicators and Buffalo's that flew their fateful mission.
It was good to highlight the roles of Edwin Layton, Rochefort historically has gotten a lot of credit but, Layton deserves equal billing. Bruno Gaido is another real life hero that tends to get over looked in history and what his contributions were. Featuring Dick Best, Wade McClusky, Earle Dickinson and Eugene Lindsey was great ...where was John Thatch? King, Nimitz, Halsey and Spruance get attention but, Fletcher is left out? The guy who limped Yorktown back from Coral Sea, only to get her back up and running 3-days later, is missing?! Once again, Fletcher gets screwed.
Speaking of Yorktown...an integral piece to the Battle at Midway, an unexpected participant, who's air wing sunk two carriers at Midway. Nope, all we saw was one scene of her in dry-dock at Pearl, another off on the horizon with the crew of the Enterprise cheering and a mention of her having been on-fire/hit....smh.
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