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Posted By: M2, 9/16/2019 11:51:52 AM

Another preview for the upcoming movie “Midway” has been released, and it looks like it’s going to be a great film. The plot of the film, according to IMDB, “The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.” For those of you who don’t know, the Battle of Midway was a pivotal WWII battle against the Japanese, and it played a major role in the outcome of the war. I won’t spoil it for you, but it looks like this movie is going to do it justice. Watch the new trailer below.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast 9/16/2019 12:32:56 PM (No. 181363)
I've just read 'The Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of Midway' by Parshall and Tullly. It is a great book, more accurate (I think) than 'Miracle at Midway.' Much more detailed on what was going on with the Japanese carriers, how they were built, problems with arming and rearming, etc. Good book. Hope this movie is based on it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog 9/16/2019 12:39:00 PM (No. 181369)
Too bad it's all CGI... a bloody cartoon with no real warbirds flying realistically.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ArthurDent 9/16/2019 1:02:44 PM (No. 181400)
I think it's a disgrace that any American might not know the story of Midway, but that's just me.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Donna M 9/16/2019 1:09:37 PM (No. 181411)
#2, unfortunately unlike the 1960s and 1970s, there are not a lot of flying warbirds from that period and they are all valued at insane amounts. What matters now is the quality of the CGI and the accuracy of the battles.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Highlander 9/16/2019 1:20:37 PM (No. 181421)
The trailer shows a lot of CGI. If it looks phony there, it's definitely going to look phony on the big screen. I'm not terribly enthusiastic to see the movie. I tried watching other otherwise good war movies with CGI and it loses a lot of impact for me.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Vesicant 9/16/2019 1:23:13 PM (No. 181425)
Oh goodie, another remake. And it looks like they gave the Ben Affleck "Pearl Harbor" treatment to "Midway".
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BillW. 9/16/2019 1:24:24 PM (No. 181429)
Looked like a shot of Zeros strafing Hanger Ave. between PACAF HQ and the numbered hangars during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The bullet holes are still there. KAG
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 9/16/2019 1:35:21 PM (No. 181445)
Can't be as good as the first one, with all the great actor's in it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/16/2019 1:43:43 PM (No. 181461)
Oh great an America hating actor like Alec Baldwin or Robert DeNiro playing a Navy Admiral if so I'll pass until I see the actors.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 9/16/2019 1:47:33 PM (No. 181466)
Luck & ingenuity played a large part in our victory that day. We were lucky that our naval intelligence broke the IJN "Purple" code and verified that Midway was the target and the Aleutians were a decoy, We were also lucky that the IJN thought that the carrier Yorktown had been sunk and that we had two carriers, not three. We were also lucky that, even though the several squads of Avenger torpedo planes were shot down without a single hit, they attacked at low altitude and so the Jap Zero fighters were also low when our dive bombers showed up and sank the Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, with little resistance from their fighters. That couple of hours of action changed the tide of battle in the Pacific beyond anyone's wildest dreams.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Tennman 9/16/2019 2:00:45 PM (No. 181479)
Hope the article's correct. Hollywood's really bad about revisionist history. Based on their track-record would not surprise me if the dive bomber pilots are cross-dressing, gender-fluid heroes while the torpedo pilots are cartoonish klansmen who deserve to die.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Maggie2u 9/16/2019 2:03:35 PM (No. 181487)
Good thing the President at the time was a democrat or else Hollywood would have depicted the battle as the horrible, evil United States attacking the innocent Japanese.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2 9/16/2019 2:33:05 PM (No. 181507)
They did a really good job with the CGI. Seeing that we could never duplicate the air battles and sea battles without CGI, I think it’s a fine job.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: web 9/16/2019 3:04:29 PM (No. 181525)
I've already seen it. Midway, 1976, with Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford and lots of other good actors. Couldn't they find some original material to make a movie? There are lots of other historical events that haven't been covered.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rama41 9/16/2019 3:17:44 PM (No. 181536)
Have read a lot about the battle. I'll wait until the reviews are in.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mythman 9/16/2019 3:19:47 PM (No. 181540)
Hopefully we're not going to see the AT-6 Texan trainers repurposed still once again as Japanese Zeros, or be expected to accept inauthentic footage of other planes as representing the actual ill-fated, heroic torpedo-bearing Devastators and wildly successful SBD Dauntless dive bombers which took out the four enemy carriers.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: clayusmcret 9/16/2019 3:23:25 PM (No. 181544)
I'm interested in seeing it, but if there's any of today's "wokeness" or PC BS in it, it'll get ignored like the rest of the trash coming out of Hollywood these days.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 9/16/2019 4:59:24 PM (No. 181615)
Excellent, #1! Shattered Sword corrects all the errors in "the official record" of The Battle of Midway history which were INTENTIONALLY placed there by Mitsuo Fushida, who personally lead the first wave attack on Pearl Harbor and would have been leading the attacks in Midway if he had not come down with appendicitis. After the war, he wrote a "detailed personal account of what happened at Midway from the Japanese perspective". But, he lied and seriously distorted the historical record in favor of the Japanese, making the history read as "the Americans were incredibly lucky that day", when, in fact, the Americans were incredibly GOOD that day, and superior ship design and many other factors managed to permit us to sink four of Japan's biggest, best and most powerful aircraft carriers in one battle. The book, "Shattered Sword" is an excellent and extremely detailed and technical look at the battle, and it glosses over nobody's warts, errors, omissions, weaknesses in design, weaknesses in organization, and weakness in culture of their military. The outcome of the battle had a LOT to do with Japanese design philosophy for aircraft carriers, and also their military command structure and how it worked, or didn't work in times of great pressure. I really hope that the corrected record of "Shattered Sword" is incorporated into the movie, and it isn't just another foolish Hollyweird rehash of the same old, error-strewn, wrong-in-so-many-details "standard history" that has been told and retold (incorrectly) since a few years after the war. We now have more and better information, and we deserve to have that information respected in all modern works of history about the battle of Midway.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 9/16/2019 5:02:54 PM (No. 181618)
No offense, #10, but many details are incorrect in your comment. I suggest you do some more research. If you REALLY want to get the inside story, read "Shattered Sword", which debunks the "the Americans got lucky" story that Fushida put out. Interestingly, later in life, Fushida converted to Christianity and admitted his lies and spent a lot of time traveling in the USA, trying to make amends for his great historic fraud. Turned out to be a good man, once he became a Christian.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Donna M 9/16/2019 6:06:19 PM (No. 181676)
#1 and #18, you've added another book to the reading list. That being said, I sincerely hope the CGI in the movie is better than what I see in the trailer. I've been to airshows for a couple of decades and help to 'keep 'em flying' by parting with cash for those aircraft that offer rides (B-17 and B-25). And I hope they tone down the obnoxiously loud and obvious music.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Omen55 9/16/2019 6:17:48 PM (No. 181691)
I'm gonna spoil the ending. We won!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: red1066 9/16/2019 6:27:36 PM (No. 181701)
I wonder if Hollyweird is going to have women on the ships in this version with women flying planes and women beating up men. Seems to be trend that must appear in all movies for it to be thought of as a good film.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: NorthernDog 9/16/2019 6:38:56 PM (No. 181711)
Lots of CGI doesn't thrill me but that's the way movies are going. Maybe some younger viewers will be spurred on to learn more about WWII. I remember reading a slim book about the Bataan Death March after seeing Bridge on the River Kwai sometime in the early '80s. I was both horrified and intrigued by what actually happened, and started reading everything I could about the war.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 9/16/2019 6:45:41 PM (No. 181717)
The Americans weren't lucky...they were BRAVE! They knew the odds were against them, and that their biggest chance was the element of surprise. When the flyers took off to attack the Jap fleet they knew they might have only one good shot. They had to search for the enemy, all the while watching their fuel levels dropping to nail biting territory. But they didn't give up. The torpedo pilots showed as much courage as the celebrated Light Brigade, pushing what they knew to be a near suicidal attack with no fighter protection. And they paid a heavy price. But their courage set the stage for the game winning power punch delivered by the dive bombers. Luck? I don't think so. But you could convince me that there was some Divine intervention involved.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: JL80863 9/16/2019 7:06:13 PM (No. 181731)
Apparently some people think that films of authentic aircraft flying in Hollywood films is like the real thing. Well it ain't so. Actual combat footage is very difficult to follow. Hollywood makes movies which are easy to follow. They are not the same thing. My take is that CGI is probably closer to actual combat.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: zzzghy 9/16/2019 7:46:26 PM (No. 181749)
Aircraft are way too shiny, uniforms are way too shiny, equipment is way too shiny, actors are way too shiny and way too old. Brought to you courtesy of the dudes who foisted Independence Day and Day after Tomorrow. No offense, but I'll pass. It'll be on SyFi at 0300 in a couple years. I'm ok to wait.
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