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Midway (2019)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Reggie W, May 14, 2019 at 7:19 PM.

  1. Robert Crawford

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    My main problem with Pearl Harbor is what happened after the Pearl Harbor attack and the main characters being fictitious to begin with. It's my humble opinion that they trivialize the actual battles and the people that survived and died in those battles. It's one of the reasons why "Gettysburg" is among my favorite all-time movies as it didn't trivialize the actual battle as it tried to maintain its historical accuracy.
     
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    How? I’m genuinely curious.

    Titanic was similar in that regard which is why the Pearl Harbor producers and writers went that route.

    It certainly didn’t hurt Titanic. ;)
     
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    It didn't hurt it financially. Whether it hurt it creatively is certainly debatable.
     
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    I just didn't care for it as I watched Pearl Harbor in a movie audience with elderly veterans wearing their decorations. It rubbed me the wrong way. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy Pearl Harbor, it's only a movie, but I did wonder how those WWII vets thought of it in my opening day movie audience. I have to admit, it bothered me.
     
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    Interesting I had the opposite experience, I saw it opening day with my father who was a WWII vet and my audience loudly applauded when the movie was over. I could have done with a little less romance but thought it was excellent overall and the battle itself mostly accurate as was the battle in the 1976 midway. I was surprised to see all the negative comments on the movie after as I still remember how it grabbed the audience I saw it with. I still enjoy the movie.
    I am looking forward to the new Midway as long as the battle itself is pretty factual and shows both sides I will be happy with it. Since the 1976 movie accomplished those elements I would expect the same here but we'll see.
     
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    I will definitely watch this. I hope they stay true to most of the history of the battle, which is dramatic enough.
     
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    My biggest hope is this release finally gets the 1976 film's extended cut released on some physical format. Guess the added scenes were made for TV but I'd love to have the Coral Sea battle finally... :)

    I actually liked Pearl Harbor okay. I saw it opening day as well. It is kind of silly that the main characters are fighter pilots and end up being part of Doolittle's Raiders but I'm willing to suspend my belief. The attack sequence on Pearl was tremendously filmed.
     
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    Roland Emmerich? 99.9% chance it'll be a turd IMO.
     
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    from Roland Emmerich,the only “serious” flick made so far gotta go to “the Patriot”. the rest are just one another popcorn flicks.
     
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    Actually, Emmerich has made 2 "serious" movies in recent years: "Anonymous" and "Stonewall"...
     
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    So, there is that .1% chance it could be good...so there is hope. Granted this guy's track record does not inspire much confidence that he will churn out a classic...but he might have learned a thing or two over the years and make something pretty good.

    I'm no fan of any of his other films but he's been handed a big budget and an interesting topic.
     
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    Emmerich is much worse as a writer than director, and he didn't write this one, so...
     
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    This is quite true.
     
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    Well, that's kind of like saying that measles is worse than chicken pox.
     

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