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Midway (2019)

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

  1. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

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    To be clear, my comparisons between the 2 weren't because of romantic elements - more just a feel that "Midway" would emphasize big action over story...
     
  2. YANG

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    Current generation viewers don't have that kind of patience to sit their butts to go through elaborate portrayal of the whole event unlike those cinema goers back more than 3,40yrs ago... Whose more willing to get their butts warmed by the poor seats to go thru more than 3hrs long A Bridge too Far, Battle of the Bulge as well as Patton. Even slightly modern slow ones like Thin Red Line feels a little draggy to some, in comparison to " well action timed " Saving Private Ryan.
     
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    Wow. Didn’t know we had movie theaters over three hundred years ago. Sound must’ve sucked. ;)
     
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    Yes, you nailed what I was concerned about.
     
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    ooopz... wrong punctuation there! :lol:
     
  6. Colin Jacobson

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    Yes, it's true that modern audiences won't sit through long movies.

    That's why the 3-hour "Endgame" flopped...
     
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    "Based on incredible real events" then two cuts later a shot of a plane flying down main street firing.

    I guess it could have happened, but it looks so movie-ish.

    Also, Some of the shots of civilians looking up at enemy planes flying overhead are very reminiscent of Bay's Pearl Harbor.
     
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    After watching the trailers this morning my interest has dissolved somewhat. Just too much CGI.
     
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    this is a R.E. film,not R.S. film.
    it's Roland “Effectz” Emmerich.
    not Ridley “Stunt-ing” Scott.
     
  10. Ross Gowland

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    Here in the UK, cinema seats are more comfortable than they were a few decades ago. Imagine it’s the same in most countries.

    And in a world where IT 2 is the best part of three hours, then it seems modern audiences are quite happy with long films.

    In fact, many of the most popular films of the past two decades seem to be epic length. Titanic, Endgame, Infinity War, Avatar...
     
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    Yeah. And.......?
     
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    Independence Day had a very good balance between CG and practical effects.
     
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    If anything, movies today are over-long and bloated. The only movie in the top-ten highest grossing films of all time that's under two hours is The Lion King remake, and that's just two minutes shy of two hours.
     
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