Midway (2019)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama


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The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.


6.7/10
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10 November 2019 | jimschultze
6
| Both good and disappointing - depends on the target audience
As someone very knowledgeable about the subject, I was somewhat disappointed. Whether it was the wrinkled uniforms, the painful dialogue, the over-the-top dramatics and exaggerated explosions (hey, it's Emmerich!)... it was clear the film was not made for people like me who know the details and the characters very well.

The rating depends greatly on the target audience. It's clear this film was made for a younger audience, and as such, it does a very good job of conveying the history quite accurately. It's a lot to take on with a 2:20 movie (complete with a 6-month summary of events leading up to the title battle) and it does a fine job of that.

Correct history of this great nation tragically just isn't taught anymore, so I heartily applaud any effort to do so. I just wonder if younger audiences have any desire to learn it. So if I'm rating from that perspective, it jumps up a few points.

I just wish a little more care with the details and script had been taken to leave the older audience satisfied from our knowledge level.

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Release Date:

8 November 2019

Language

English, Japanese, Mandarin


Country of Origin

China, Hong Kong, Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,897,419 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$56,846,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,696,475

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