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JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 16,999 Senior Member
Went to see it today....and was impressed....they did it right....historically accurate for the most part, WWII ships that looked like WWII ships....and while it was mostly CGI, there really weren't any other options since all the ships in the movie, US and Japanese .are lying on the bottom of the ocean....they even did the uniforms right...cotton khaki wrinkles up fast....Well worth the time especially if you're into WWII stuff
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,760 Senior Member
    Been to Midway Island-----not a big place to fight a war.

    Goony Birds were interesting-----they had to send a Sailor out to chase the birds off the runway so we could takeoff. 
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,071 Senior Member
    AWESOME!!!!  I have high expectations.  probably will go see it tomorrow.  Thanks for the review!

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,830 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Been to Midway Island-----not a big place to fight a war.

    I was there briefly many years ago - plane landed there on the way to Honolulu from Kwaj - buddy and I got off it for an hour or so.
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Better than the original?
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,999 Senior Member
    BAMAAK said:
    Better than the original?
    Much...you really get a better sense of they the air crews went through...
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,760 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    NN said:
    Been to Midway Island-----not a big place to fight a war.

    I was there briefly many years ago - plane landed there on the way to Honolulu from Kwaj - buddy and I got off it for an hour or so.
    I was there 3 times, the birds only one of those times.

    I did a transpack in an EA-6A and twice in EA-6Bs----obviously needed fuel
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,893 Senior Member
    It's difficult for me to see Woody Harrelson playing a military role!! I wonder if he got doobie breaks during filming??
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,999 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    It's difficult for me to see Woody Harrelson playing a military role!! I wonder if he got doobie breaks during filming??
    He did a good job playing Nimitz...even looks like him a little...apparently he spent some time in Fredericksburg TX studying up on him in preparation for the role...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    In the theater now waiting on it to start. 
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,990 Senior Member
    RugerFan said:
    In the theater now waiting on it to start. 
    Waiting on the review 😳
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,315 Senior Member
    I took my boy to watch it today. 

    Awesome movie!!  One of if not my favorite this year. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    Agree with Zee.  Great movie. The CGI was good. Definitely worth the ticket price.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,315 Senior Member
    Yeah. Someone mentioned the CGI earlier. 

    It didn’t bother me. Most movies incorporate it these days. 

    The acting was good. The story line was good. The patriotism was good. The excitement was good.  The Japanese characters were good. 

    There were no underlying  agendas. 

    Damn good patriotic/historical/action movie. 

    Period. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    Agree. Plus, the language wasn't bad at all. Most movies nowadays have f-bombs every other word. I don't remember a single one. 

    Those pilots were real heros. It took a lot of courage to fly those planes into that carnage. 
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,999 Senior Member
    There was one f-bomb in the movie....just before the Japanese threw the radio operator/gunner overboard...
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,315 Senior Member
    Very few movies would I see again. Or at least, not for a long time. 

    I’d go see this one again..........tomorrow!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,999 Senior Member
    This movie deserves a second (or third) look....there is so much going on, it's a bit overwhelming...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,315 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    There was one f-bomb in the movie....just before the Japanese threw the radio operator/gunner overboard...
    My kinda guy. 

    God Bless Him. 

    :salute:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,071 Senior Member
    Damn!  I must go tomorrow then...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    The theater we went to has spoiled me. Dolby Atmos surround sound system and powered reclining seats with foot rest. That's the way to watch a movie
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,808 Senior Member
    I want to see it, but at home.  The damned theaters around here blast out sound so loud it feels uncomfortable.  (What does CGI stand for?)  I've read a lot about Midway, saw the original movie which strayed a bit) and watched a very good documentary on Youtube, "Battlefield: The Battle of Midway."  Factual but told mostly from the American side, since they had few if any Japanese combat films.

    John Ford, the director of several films, was on Midway when the Japanese attacked the island and filmed some of it.  He was wounded there.  He never quite forgave John Wayne for not fighting in WW 2.  But that was John Ford.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,999 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #23
    Gene....we have the same issue at our theater...take a set of foam ear plugs...

    CGI = Computer Generated Imagery

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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,161 Senior Member
    I honestly can't remember the last movie the wife and I watched in a theater, but based upon you guys recommendation, we're going to go see this one today. The venue is 1/2 mile from the house (have lived here for 4 years and never been there) and if you're 60+ all showings are $4.50. (That's pretty cool....while I don't remember the last movie we went to, I do remember 2 tickets, 2 popcorns, and 2 sodas ate up most of $50).

    And.....yesterday the full series of "Band of Brothers" was delivered to my mailbox. It's gonna be a WWII kind of day here.

    BTW....the critics are bashing "Midway" pretty hard. I trust you guys a lot more than them.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,242 Senior Member
    I’m going to try and take the kiddo this week to see it
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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    I honestly can't remember the last movie the wife and I watched in a theater, but based upon you guys recommendation, we're going to go see this one today. The venue is 1/2 mile from the house (have lived here for 4 years and never been there) and if you're 60+ all showings are $4.50. (That's pretty cool....while I don't remember the last movie we went to, I do remember 2 tickets, 2 popcorns, and 2 sodas ate up most of $50).

    And.....yesterday the full series of "Band of Brothers" was delivered to my mailbox. It's gonna be a WWII kind of day here.

    BTW....the critics are bashing "Midway" pretty hard. I trust you guys a lot more than them.

    Mike


    *********

    I did see a headline calling the movie cartoonish. It did not feel that way to me.

    What are they saying about it?
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    I want to see it, but at home.  The damned theaters around here blast out sound so loud it feels uncomfortable.  (What does CGI stand for?)  I've read a lot about Midway, saw the original movie which strayed a bit) and watched a very good documentary on Youtube, "Battlefield: The Battle of Midway."  Factual but told mostly from the American side, since they had few if any Japanese combat films.

    John Ford, the director of several films, was on Midway when the Japanese attacked the island and filmed some of it.  He was wounded there.  He never quite forgave John Wayne for not fighting in WW 2.  But that was John Ford.
    During the previews I thought it would it would be loud too. However,  in the actual movie it was ok. They did show Ford in the movie and him getting wounded.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,161 Senior Member
    Seems the professional critics are mostly bashing the dialogue, which is about the norm, since most movie critics are wannabe script-writers. 

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    Nothing stood out to me. But then I don't study movies. I just watch'em occasionally 😊
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,713 Senior Member
    Excellent movie one which I will add to my library.  Definitely need to watch it again.
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,990 Senior Member
    Seems like professional critics that have to find fault with something are poopooing the dialogue and over abundance of CGI.
    The audience watching seems to suggest that the critics should go take a flying leap (41% - 91%) critics to audience approval.
    I'll side with the audience, not the critic looking to see if all the checkboxs are being marked off.

    I haven't watched a movie in a theater since Leprechaun so I'll be waiting for this one also. Look forward to it. 👍
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    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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