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    Thumbs up Very enjoyable movie

    If you enjoy movies from World War II I just saw one that i think was a very enjoyable movie. The movie is Midway (2019) and I got it on Netflix.

    It is slightly different from Midway movies in the past as it highlights a group of Navy Dive Bombers and what the few remaining ships of the US Pacific Fleet after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor went through in their effort to destroy four Japanese aircraft carriers.

    I enjoyed the movie enough that I watched it a second time before I sent it back.

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    Midway 2019 is on my watchlist with Amazon Prime. In fact, a few nights ago it was a coin flip between that and Knives Out, which won the toss. A remembrance: When my wife and I were dating, back in the 70s, we went to see the then-current theatrical release of Midway starring Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda. The only seats available were on the front row, and some of the speakers were RIGHT THERE in front of us. It was like being on the flight deck of Hornet!

    If I may switch briefly to a parallel rail siding, Knives Out is a pretty good Whodunit with some decent acting and a good cast of actors. It's one of those mysteries where you don't find out who the culprit is until the end. I'm not sure Daniel Craig's southern accent is wholly believable, but having never lived in the South, I'll leave that judgment to others who are more qualified than I. All in all, a good movie to watch during these days of increasing Social Solitaire.

    Okay, back to the main line. Thanks for your recommendation, Don. Midway is next on my movie list.
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    You will enjoy the Midway movie. It put you right inside the cockpit when the pilot rolls over at 15000 feet, goes straight down almost 90゚, and then when he passes 1500 feet he lets the bomb go. All the way down he is flying right into the anti aircraft guns on the Carrier and you can see the tracers coming right at you but there is no going back!

    It was a heck of a way to make a living....

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    I have seen the movie twice, it is a good movie.
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    Actually, I was disappointed with this new Midway movie. The writers took WAY too many liberties with the story.
    Maybe it's because I'm a retired Navy pilot, but why do military movies often have some guy that's a total wildman and ignores the rules, and they make that guy the hero?

    In real life the hero might be a guy that has a uniform that's always a little mussed, or gets drunk a little too often, or maybe oversleeps and misses a watch here and there.
    But when they had Dick Best making a dead-stick carrier landing from practically straight up, go below the flight deck and then pop up and set the plane on the deck, I almost shut off the movie.
    A guy like that would NEVER make it in the Navy.

    And then when the intel officer told Nimitz exactly what day, time, and bearing the Japanese would make their attack on Midway, right down to the minute, that was just ridiculous!
    IMHO the 1976 film of Midway was much more historically accurate. It showed how much was good intel, and how much was chance. There was quite a bit of both.
    And Henry Fonda was a better Nimitz than Woody Harrelson.

    Although, I will say that the CGI (computer-generated imagery, or special effects) on this newer version made it seem like you were diving on the Japanese fleet yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrucksNCoffee View Post
    Midway 2019 is on my watchlist with Amazon Prime. In fact, a few nights ago it was a coin flip between that and Knives Out, which won the toss. A remembrance: When my wife and I were dating, back in the 70s, we went to see the then-current theatrical release of Midway starring Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda. The only seats available were on the front row, and some of the speakers were RIGHT THERE in front of us. It was like being on the flight deck of Hornet!

    If I may switch briefly to a parallel rail siding, Knives Out is a pretty good Whodunit with some decent acting and a good cast of actors. It's one of those mysteries where you don't find out who the culprit is until the end. I'm not sure Daniel Craig's southern accent is wholly believable, but having never lived in the South, I'll leave that judgment to others who are more qualified than I. All in all, a good movie to watch during these days of increasing Social Solitaire.

    Okay, back to the main line. Thanks for your recommendation, Don. Midway is next on my movie list.
    My wife and I watched Knives Out last week and thought it was great. I've been meaning to watch Midway, but that will just be me running solo for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 777Driver View Post
    Actually, I was disappointed with this new Midway movie. The writers took WAY too many liberties with the story.
    Maybe it's because I'm a retired Navy pilot, but why do military movies often have some guy that's a total wildman and ignores the rules, and they make that guy the hero?

    In real life the hero might be a guy that has a uniform that's always a little mussed, or gets drunk a little too often, or maybe oversleeps and misses a watch here and there.
    But when they had Dick Best making a dead-stick carrier landing from practically straight up, go below the flight deck and then pop up and set the plane on the deck, I almost shut off the movie.
    A guy like that would NEVER make it in the Navy.

    And then when the intel officer told Nimitz exactly what day, time, and bearing the Japanese would make their attack on Midway, right down to the minute, that was just ridiculous!
    IMHO the 1976 film of Midway was much more historically accurate. It showed how much was good intel, and how much was chance. There was quite a bit of both.
    And Henry Fonda was a better Nimitz than Woody Harrelson.

    Although, I will say that the CGI (computer-generated imagery, or special effects) on this newer version made it seem like you were diving on the Japanese fleet yourself.

    Driver, it's a movie, not a documentary.

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    Daniel Craig's accent is actually pretty good in Knives Out. He does an even better southern accent in Logan Lucky, which is also a highly entertaining movie.

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    Watching Patton (George C Scott) right now. Probably for the 10th time. Don't quite make them like that anymore, meaning Patton, not the movie. Watched both Midway's. Through they were both good movies, but the old one is more realistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrucksNCoffee View Post
    Midway 2019 is on my watchlist with Amazon Prime. In fact, a few nights ago it was a coin flip between that and Knives Out, which won the toss. A remembrance: When my wife and I were dating, back in the 70s, we went to see the then-current theatrical release of Midway starring Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda. The only seats available were on the front row, and some of the speakers were RIGHT THERE in front of us. It was like being on the flight deck of Hornet!

    If I may switch briefly to a parallel rail siding, Knives Out is a pretty good Whodunit with some decent acting and a good cast of actors. It's one of those mysteries where you don't find out who the culprit is until the end. I'm not sure Daniel Craig's southern accent is wholly believable, but having never lived in the South, I'll leave that judgment to others who are more qualified than I. All in all, a good movie to watch during these days of increasing Social Solitaire.

    Okay, back to the main line. Thanks for your recommendation, Don. Midway is next on my movie list.
    Daniel Craig's southern accent reminded me of Brad Pitt's southern accent in Inglourious Basterds.
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