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Midway (2019)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Reggie W, May 14, 2019.

  1. YANG

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    Just loaded this original classique DVD for a spin. ;D
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    hmmm... Universal's Japanese characters speaks universal language of english,while Fox's japanese speaks japanese in Tora Tora Tora!​
     
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    What’s a DVD?;)
     
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    Must watch for me, as I love WWII movies. I just hope they don't ruin it with PC nonsense. This was a war for survival, and I hope they treat it with the seriousness commensurate with the desperate nature of the war effort.
     
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    The trailer is laughable and reminded me of Pearl Harbor and Red Tails but no surprise coming from Roland Emmerich. CGI can be a useful tool when used with some restraint but in the hands of someone like Emmerich the scenes look like a video game. At the other end of the spectrum, Christopher Nolan should have used CGI to put more men on the beach in Dunkirk instead of using cardboard cutouts for the men in the distance. It looked like there were a 1000 men on the beach instead of 400,000 in the real event. He could of also used CGI for ships and boats in the distance as the flotilla of rescue boats looked woefully small.
     
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    Well i’ll Be. They are remaking Midway. I have the original.
     
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    Yeah, I have the Blu-ray and actually watch it about once per year. I just hope they don't PC up this new one and ruin it.
     
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    You keep saying this, but I don't know what you mean by it. What exactly are you worried about? What manifestation of political correctness do you expect to appear?
     
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    Battle of Midway June 4-6, 1942. We lost the USS YORKTOWN CV-5 but we inflicted catastrophic damage. We destroyed 4 of the 6 Carrierz that bombed Pearl Harbor
    The Hiryū, Soryu, Kaga and Akagi they never recovered.
     
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    I have a question. You guys have a App. Cause i’n On the Browser.
     
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    For those who enjoy Midway and Tora, Tora, Tora, might I suggest another take on the same theme......I Bombed Pearl Harbor. I don't know if a BD is available but my 35mm Technicolor print is really stunning.

    index.
     
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    More action effects spoiler revealed...
     
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    So far the trailers leave me with the impression this'll be a lot like Bay's "Pearl Harbor"!
     
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    And it looks even more like a video game.
     
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    I have no problem with that. I liked Pearl Harbor a lot.
     
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    I liked the action parts of "PH" but the romance was God-awful!
     
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    Can’t argue that.
     
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    I'm not seeing any Pearl Harbor type romance in the Midway trailers
     
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    I am currently listening to a very detailed audio book about Midway called "Shattered Sword." It's quite good, and apparently is a critically-acclaimed history of this key battle. Recommended.....

    http://www.shatteredswordbook.com/index.htm
     
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    Looks as fake as Dunkirk looked real. Not so much the money shots - well, not all of them - but just stuff with the men on the decks. You can tell it's green screen a mile off.
     
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    I think a lot of people worry that modern identity politics will be sent back in time to create jarring anachronisms (*).

    It's been a while since I've seen the Heston version, so I'll have to paraphrase, but there a scene where a character is raging about the internment of Japanese-Americans and asks how come Italian-Americans are being treated the same.

    Heston responds that Italians didn't do Pearl Harbour.

    It's a great line, but it's not hard to imagine that being removed at scripting stages these days, with a note from one of the producers calling it "problematic".

    (*) And yes, obviously anachronisms in historical films are as old as Hollywood, but sometimes the reasoning is understandable (e.g. people speaking English in Ben Hur). However, pandering/virtue-signalling to university hot-heads isn't.
     
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