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Midway 2019
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 03:56 AM UTC
Oh Boy!! This is pure ship goodness, boys!! Take it in!

https://youtu.be/w7HnS-tpWMo
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 05:43 AM UTC

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Oh Boy!! This is pure ship goodness, boys!! Take it in!

https://youtu.be/w7HnS-tpWMo



It will be most interesting to see how much Hollywood sticks with the facts while maintaining the entertainment factor.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:29 PM UTC
I have been following the progress on this film. I have looked at the IMDB website to see which characters in history of the battle have been portrayed. Looks Ok to me. All the right people are being shown.I went to the video trailer that has been referenced. There are many comments there shooting down the movie. I wonder if those comments are from the competing movie companies!
The movie does seem to show Capt. Rochefort. If they get that right I will be happy. The movie must show the TBD,s and what happened to them as well as the other losses in the battle.
The movie trailer comments on the You Tube video make reference to the Midway movie from the 1970's. Yes, that movie was historically correct. But it was just a mass of old clips from older movies and documentaries. They also had far too many expensive actors in the movie. Probably shooting the budget way over.
For me I will keep my fingers crossed and hope they don't screw it up. I will gladly pay the admission price to see if it is correct. Figuring that I saved that money from NOT watching another Marvel movie of another Godzilla film with Mothra!
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 01:08 PM UTC
God, I hope it's not the train wreck that Pearl Harbor was!

Or the mess (accuracy wise) that the Dunkirk remake turned out to be
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:08 PM UTC

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God, I hope it's not the train wreck that Pearl Harbor was!

Or the mess (accuracy wise) that the Dunkirk remake turned out to be



You're right on those, though I enjoyed Dunkirk a lot more. I think movie directors get carried away with the CGI possibilities these days so let's hope it focuses on the history of Midway.
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:26 PM UTC

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God, I hope it's not the train wreck that Pearl Harbor was!

Or the mess (accuracy wise) that the Dunkirk remake turned out to be



The Dunkirk movie was a mess, totally hated it. I didn't know until that movie came out that the Spitfire carried a unlimited amount of ammunition. If it had a unlimited amount of fuel they wouldn't had to evacuate the beach...LOL

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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 02:56 AM UTC
I am still excited despite the comments on YT. Its not often us naval modelers get to see the subjects of our builds on the big screen let alone all the diorama possibilities we are gonna get!!

Even tho its CGI, its gonna be exciting to see this huge naval battle with the ships we have built, researched, obsessed over, etc.
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
As you know most comments on You Tube are stupid or misinformed at best. Also movies like The battle of Britain or Tora Tora Tora can never be made again. CGI rules. I just hope that they show the true story.
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC
The aircraft suffer from the same over-the-top elements found in Red Tails, where they fly way too fast and perform maneuvers that make no sense such as having Zeroes fly down a street strafing yet not hitting any power lines, telephone poles or any of the other stuff strung over a typical road.

It is Roland Emmerich, purveyor of popcorn turds like The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, Godzilla (with Matthew Broderick), 2012, and other disaster film crap. The CGI ships are the lipstick on what will prove to be another Hollywood pig. The only thing good about Emmerich is that he is not Uwe Boll.
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC
To be totally honest i'd much prefer CGI done properly than what Nolan did in the remake Dunkirk: using a 1950's French destroyer to represent the RN's pre war destroyer fleet is totally inexcusable! Not too mention the modern cranes all along the beach front!!!

The problem with Hollywood is that just because they can do something with CGI doesn't mean they should! Thus most of it is way over the top & unrealistic!
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 05:31 PM UTC
To Shell Bush---I am afraid after reading your comment is that you may be right! In the trailer they did show a Zero going down the street below the power poles. God Help Us! I have waited so long for a movie on Midway that would be worthy. I may have to wait another 20 years...but I am 68 guess I am screwed.!
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 11:38 AM UTC
There is another Miday movie coming out. It is called Dauntless. It is about the battle and the search for a downed Dauntless crew by a PBY. Trailer is available.
Movie companies do tend to produce movies on a topic in a cluster. I will let others look and made their opinions known! I will pay the money for a ticket--I save the money by not watching the 17th Spiderman movie.
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:22 AM UTC
Dauntless looks pretty good compared with Midway