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 Post subject: Movie: MIDWAY
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:57 pm 
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MIDWAY---character posters released for the epic World War II naval battle movie starring Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid and Aaron Eckhart.


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I won't watch it, because the rivet count on Yorktown is wrong. Just Sayin'


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I mean, "Nimitz" and "Halsey" look sorta close, but not nearly weathered enough.

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Aaron Eckhart as Jimmy Doolittle in MIDWAY is like Alec Baldwin as Jimmy Doolittle in PEARL HARBOR. :huh:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:39 am 
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Tracy White wrote:
I mean, "Nimitz" and "Halsey" look sorta close, but not nearly weathered enough.

These are just promo pix; wait until the makeup artists do them up for the actual filming.

Good thing they're not doing "Pete" Mitscher :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:15 am 
......Doolittle at Midway?? :Mad_6:


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He rushed there after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, to stop an invasion by the Italians.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:12 am 
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New MIDWAY trailer released.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_84EimN2HCg


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Some Kongos and Arizona explosion, so they will show a lot. So I will watch it, I dont care about this historical rivet counting stuff that much as it is a movie after all, seems like character development will be secondary to explosions and flares. Taking this movie seriously is the biggest mistake youll make. Just go an watch it for the awesome navy and plane action.

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I didn't know that the USN photoshopped everyone's eyes in WW2.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:41 pm 
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pgollin wrote:
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I didn't know that the USN photoshopped everyone's eyes in WW2.

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They didn't do Photoshop. It was called Burn and Dodge (Sounds kinda War-like.)

It's gonna be a great film if they put money into getting good actors. (Geeez, they even got Nick Jonas. :rolf_3: ) Hope there was some funds left over for a few rivets though.

If Col. Doolittle is in it then there will be a USS Hornet. That Hornet better have the correct deck stripes at the bow and No Number 8 on the Flight deck! (My favorite rivets.)
The Trailers seem to cover Pearl Harbor and right thru to Midway. (There are some twin engine IJN Bombers in the clips too. Most likely Mitsubishi G3M Type 96's, so the movie looks like it will cover a lot of ground. I could go for a nice 3 hour epic, rivets be damned.

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The trailer shows the Doolittle Raid being launched, and I think you can see the 8 on the deck.

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Timmy C wrote:
The trailer shows the Doolittle Raid being launched, and I think you can see the 8 on the deck.


...say it Ain't so Tim.

That's okay. I can avert my eyes for a few 10ths of a second.

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Ah nevermind, I mixed up my carrier scenes - the trailer only has bow spray obscuring the Hornet's flight deck so you can't tell.

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As with other “epics” from this group, to my eye, the CGI is overdone. By that I mean we see spectacular visual scenes that wouldn’t wash in real life. Examples are the Japanese plane at 41 secs., running between buildings at an altitude of 20 feet. A CGI plane can do that, a real airplane would probably hit something on the ground like a pole and crash. Another example is the Dauntless doing a hammerhead turn. I’ve seen aerobatic planes do that at airshows... I also thought that the Japanese Plane being blown off the deck of the carrier by the Dauntless bomb explosion was hokey. It gets blown, what 200 feet from the deck, missing the port wingtip but otherwise intact, with a nice paint job and no nasty explosion smudges. For me, the best CGI is subtle and realistic to the eye. Too much emphasis on eye candy.

Having said all that, I’ll go see it. But I won’t expect a historically accurate portrayal. Anyone spot any F4 Wildcats in all that action?

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Oh Boy! :woo_hoo: I think they got the right # of 20mm on the Enterprise!

(Just kidding. Wanted to get a rise outta the CASF folks.)

Good eye, Tom. No F4F's in the trailers.
Maybe they actually read some history and did not put F4F's in the CGI shots because Fighting 6 did not come down into the fight when Torpedo 6's "Come on down Jim" message was sent. (See page 126 and 133 of Incredible Victory by Walter Lord, Pocket books, 1st printing 1968.)

The land-based twin engine bomber(s) (Nell) I saw in the latest Trailer might mean there's a bit of the Marshall Islands raid by USS Enterprise in the movie.
I was hoping for just the Midway battle with 3 US Carriers, the entire IJN fleet, Vindicators, Devastators, B-17's with strings of bombs, PBY's with torpedoes, a Sub (USS Nautilus :submarine: ),
... and yes, a Jimmy Thach in an F4FImage, nicely "Weaved" into the story.

Since they included the Pearl Harbor attack plus other scenes possibly Not Midway, they may have smashed too much history into a 2 hr flick.

Some of those scenes cry-out for 3D Glasses :cool_1: . Like planes blowing 200 feet into the air... :mad_2:... bet it looks like 300 in 3D :wink_1: )

Any more trailers spotted, please post the links.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 am 
So which is expected to be the least worst - "Dauntless" or "Midway"?


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The fact that Halsey and not Spruance gets top billing in a movie called “midway” gives me little hope it would be thoughtful and accurate.

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The CGI is crap - especially the ships, too clean, too bland, and too ridiculous "action" sequences.

Does anyone know when a US carrier was hit by a twin engined japanese aircraft on fire ?

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Every wwii naval movie CGI I’ve ever seen attempts to cram ships in a formation so closely together they are practically moored next to each other. This is ridiculous.

The major ships in Nagumo’s formation in midway were 8000-10000 yards from each other.

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