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Midway - (2019)


Myr

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This is a good movie that suffers from the comparison problem.  It's a pretty high bar for those interested in world war II movies to leap over the original 1976 Midway.  The original had Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, Robert Michum, Robert Wagner amount others.  The ensemble cast was a who's who of Hollywood legends.  So, set that aside if you, like me, grew up with your dad watching the movie.

The 2019 movie was well paced.  The cast clicked pretty good.  And Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson have really grown in their craft over the years.  They both have a history of goofy comedic roles.  It was nice to see them both in serious roles here. And I thought they both pulled it off.

The movie did a good job of stressing just how important this battle was in WW II. The special effects were good too.

I enjoyed it and will keep it in my movie library.

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Midway 1976, despite the cast, was a POS. It suffered from Hollywood-itis. The producers weren't satisfied with the story and decided it needed a ridiculous romantic sub-plot that did absolutely nothing for the movie. The ships in the movie were actually reserve hulks that were rusting away at Bremerton.

The 2019 effort was much better in terms of historical accuracy. They used CGI to recreate the original ships. It wasn't perfect but it was better than the 76 stinker despite the legendary cast.

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7 minutes ago, jamessavik said:

Midway 1976, despite the cast, was a POS. It suffered from Hollywood-itis. The producers weren't satisfied with the story and decided it needed a ridiculous romantic sub-plot that did absolutely nothing for the movie. The ships in the movie were actually reserve hulks that were rusting away at Bremerton.

The 2019 effort was much better in terms of historical accuracy. They used CGI to recreate the original ships. It wasn't perfect but it was better than the 76 stinker despite the legendary cast.

Pretty standard for 70's era Hollywood.  Way better than the woke nonsense of 2020's, which the new 2019 didn't have.  Thank God.

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