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Midway - Emmerich goes to war

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A big bombastic America-Fuck-Yeah WWII film, by the looks of it. Buy a Midway and get a Pearl Harbour included. Supposedly a budget of $100m. Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Luke Kleintank, Keean Johnson, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano and Jun Kunimura.

 

 

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I thought that Bay's Pearl Harbour, while terrible in terms of characters and acting and the bland bits in between the shooting, had some pretty nifty FX porn for the time in the attack bits (no idea how that holds up as I only saw it on release). So I'm expecting similar from Emmerich!

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I love the original (and all those WW2 films,  showing my age a bit) so kinda looking forward to this. At least, based on just watching a trailer without sound from about 15 feet away from a little TV. 

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I have no idea how something like that could be done justice with a £100m budget but for all its faults Pearl Harbours battle scenes were fucking incredible all those years ago, so there must be some kind of discount on the effects required for that kind of movie given how few get made these days.

 

It looks ok but I can’t see it bringing anything new to the genre, especially after how beautifully filmed the more subdued aerial action of Dunkirk was. Superb cast, massively wasted with serviceable action scenes confirmed!

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Emmerich, Wilson and Woody means I'm in. 

 

Even more interesting is the then and now thing for Lord of the rings that pops up after the trailer. What the heck has happened to Liv Tyler?

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The FX look like a cutscene from that Pacific War game that came out on the 360 about 10 years back!!!!!!!

 

Still always had an interest in the Pacific war and Midway in particular so will give it a crack.

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This is destined for a 20-30% score on rotten tomatoes or the like but will be nowhere  near as bad as it's made out to be. Still won't be good, mind.

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