Midway

Midway

DVD - 2020
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Centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude, and bravery to overcome the odds.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, 2020.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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slaroche
Oct 26, 2020

3.5* I enjoy these types of action movies.

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Fallschirmjaeger
Oct 25, 2020

Utter garbage unless you're looking for a good laugh. I laughed through the first 40 minutes at least (seriously, I did), and the rest just made me shake my head. Watch the original 'Midway' with Charlton Heston to get a much better take on the entire scenario, without the ridiculousness of a man riding a sliding torpedo across an aircraft carrier deck... that one still boggles my mind. Seriously, just don't bother.

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aaropender
Oct 25, 2020

It's a pretty shallow movie. The only thing the movie has going for it is showing here and there throughout something of what it may have been like trying to take off from or land on an aircraft carrier in the ocean. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of gunfire, burning fire, and actors acting tough. Don't expect much.

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jeffr1j
Oct 15, 2020

returned 10 /15/2020 - due 10/21

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margarita89
Oct 09, 2020

I wasn't that impressed. It was good, in every possible way. But that's it. It wasn't mesmerizing or spectacular. Just good.

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Ephriam
Sep 24, 2020

Found this movie to be lacking in everything. It was an ok movie but just an ok movie. I almost found the movie to lack direction.

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Pirohy1
Sep 23, 2020

I agree about poor CGI. Begs the question How could 1970-ish Battle of Britain's dogfights look so much more realistic? Other technical demerits include the fuzzy-edged images of the characters (like watching on analog tv in 1954) and inconsistent colour saturation. Was it the DVD copy I borrowed? Must one watch a blu-ray version to enjoy a better quality presentation? Just as well that did not pay theatre admission and be similarly disappointed. Simply not what I was anticipating :-(
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Ted_42
Sep 12, 2020

Having watched the previous movie many times I was interested to see this version. I liked that they were able to rely on more accurate historical records, but the CGI battles feel too fake. Ultimately, however, the real story is the one about the brave men who fought and died to uphold American ideals. We're not a perfect country and have fallen short of what we imagine ourselves to be, but our exceptional strength is learning from our mistakes and always striving to be better.

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mmoors
Sep 06, 2020

From other reviews, I wasn't expecting much, but it turns out Midway was a pleasant surprise. Really first-rate WWII action scenes and special effects. On par with Saving Private Ryan for white-knuckle "that bullet is coming at you" CGI. Obligatory God-family-country breaks in the action were meh. Any, I'm going to watch it again today, just for the outstanding air/naval battle scenes!

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FrankJ21
Sep 05, 2020

"Heroic Feat" "Instincts, fortitude and bravery". What a pile of Umagala.
Both the American and Japanese fliers and sailors did their jobs as was expected of them.
The dominant reason for the American victory was the arrogance of the Japanese Admiral in deciding to fight Midway and the American carriers at the same time.
True sinking 4 Japanese carriers was a major blow to the Imperial Navy. However what is rarely mentioned is that American submarines sank 9, that's right nine, Japanese carriers.

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ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

We have awakened a sleeping giant, and filled him with terrible resolve.

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Pearl Harbor is the greatest intelligence failure in American history.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

If you know that you came through when people are counting on you, you’ll be able to face anything.

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