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zimmy November 9th, 2019 10:47pm

Just saw the Movie Midway! If you are a World War Two buff, like me, you will love it!

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azsageguy
11/12/19 5:24 pm

Hopefully it’s better the the recent Pearl Harbor movie.

zimmy Florida
11/12/19 5:42 pm

Yes! So much better! That one was awful

bringstheeagle Colorado
11/11/19 9:04 pm

One of my ole history professor friends recommended it to me yesterday.

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ozzy
11/10/19 6:20 am

Isn’t there already a great epic movie about midway ?

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zimmy Florida
11/10/19 6:44 am

Yes, this was a remake

phalnx Ohio
11/09/19 11:37 pm

Did they make another one? Hell, I grew up on the likes of Tora Tora Tora, The Guns Of Navarone, Von Ryan's Express, and such. There ain't many stones from that era that are left unturned.

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SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
11/10/19 1:36 pm

Lol. That Pearl Harbor movie with Ben Affleck definitely turned ... my stomach! 🤮🤣

phalnx Ohio
11/11/19 4:45 am

There's a Pearl Harbor movie with Ben Affleck?! ......I recommend sticking to the old standbys. Actually, the Pacific war scenes from the War And Remembrance miniseries is about the best stuff I've ever seen on the subject.

SoCalGal
11/09/19 11:37 pm

Good to know, my husband is looking forward to seeing it!

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Maryelizabeth
11/09/19 8:31 pm

My father was in the army air Corp. He was stationed first in Africa then Italy ( worked in ground jobs mostly). Stayed in those areas for 2 years. Came home for awhile then was sent to Guam and flew on B-29 as a flight engineer. This all was in WWII.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/09/19 8:20 pm

The CGI in the trailer looks just awful. The TV must not do it justice. One obviously fake flying scene will ruin the whole movie for me, but I'm hopeful. Some of the old war movies, like Tora Tora Tora, used real Aircraft, if not always the correct aircraft, and were pretty good.

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DTinCA 42
11/09/19 9:54 pm

My mentor in college, Gordon Prange, wrote Tora! Tora! Tora! He taught 4 classes, The Origins of WWI; WWI; The Origins of WWII; and WWII. I did Masters work under him until his death.

moshez
11/09/19 8:03 pm

I didn’t get the saving private Ryan feel from the trailer. Seemed hokey, if that makes sense. Just want to know if I’m wrong.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/09/19 7:50 pm

The turning point of the war in the Pacific

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phalnx Ohio
11/10/19 6:18 am

A smashing victory, to be sure, but not the turning point. Some say it was the Coral Sea, but really it was when we started churning out vast amounts of carriers and planes that the Japanese couldn't hope to match. The war in the Pacific was always a foregone conclusion, and Yamamoto knew it...that's why he advised against starting it in the first place.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/10/19 7:04 pm

Historians disagree with you. Midway is considered one of the most decisive wins in military history. In that one battle, Japan lost four of its aircraft carriers...they were never able to recover from that loss.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Midway

phalnx Ohio
11/11/19 4:41 am

Do they?

www.historynet.com/japan-won-midway.htm

The Japs lost 4 carriers out of 15 (25 if you include light and escort carriers). The difference was that we could easily replace our losses many times over (and did), and they couldn't. You only need to look at the order of battle at Leyte Gulf just two years later, when we had 34 carriers to their 6, and ~300 total ships to their 67 (and add to this acute oil shortages and shipping ravaged by our submarines), to realize that they ultimately had no chance. We swamped them.

Yes, Midway was a brilliant victory, but it wasn't the make-or-break moment that movies and propaganda have made it out to be.

phalnx Ohio
11/11/19 4:42 am

Historians are well aware of all of this. Where do you think I learned this stuff from? 😉

doober72 Vidalia, Ga.
11/09/19 7:40 pm

Both grandfather's, maternal was left waist Gunner on B17 , shot down and POW for 13 months. Paternal grandfather was on the beach. Heroes to me.🇺🇸

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Bigray4 Read my eyes
11/09/19 7:00 pm

Finally I agree with Zimmy about something. Looking forward to see it. My dad was B24 pilot, stationed in India, flew the hump to bomb the Japs in China.

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zimmy Florida
11/09/19 7:16 pm

It’s really good! 👍

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/09/19 5:54 pm

My father and uncle both fought in the Pacific in WWII.
My uncle was aboard the USS Hornet during the battle of Midway. He was later wounded when the Hornet was sunk by Japanese dive and torpedo bombers.
I liked the original Midway movie and look forward to seeing the remake.

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zimmy Florida
11/09/19 6:23 pm

Wow! That is cool family history there!

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/09/19 6:52 pm

The history is kind of cool but the reality not so much.
My uncle never really recovered from his physical and especially his mental wounds from the war.
They didn’t call it PTSD back then but that’s what he had and he would wake up screaming in the night. It took a toll on the whole family.

zimmy Florida
11/09/19 7:17 pm

Sorry to hear that.

DTinCA 42
11/09/19 9:59 pm

So sorry. Back then they called it “shell shocked.” The movie The Best Years of Our Lives was about men who returned from the war with PTSD.

Malekithe Resist
11/09/19 5:50 pm

Good film.
Saw it Friday
Liked the original better

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FitzDarcy Tre46on
11/09/19 5:46 pm

It only what Hollywood WANTS you to think happened. Now ask someone who was there.

CMChristian gone
11/09/19 5:31 pm

I am a ww2 buff if you couldn't tell lol, im looking forward to seeing it

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TwinJefe Pacific Northwest
11/09/19 5:17 pm

I can’t wait to see it!

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/09/19 4:45 pm

I was going to say you’re watching a really old movie....it was one of my dad’s favorites, and he died in ‘85! I didn’t realize they had remade it! 😂🤣😂 The original starred Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda and James Coburn.

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zimmy Florida
11/09/19 4:52 pm

Oh yeah, I would like to see that one too!

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/09/19 4:59 pm

It was made in 1975. I bet it’s a LOT tamer as to the language, than what you just watched! My dad’s faves were war movies and westerns.

phalnx Ohio
11/10/19 6:20 am

That's the Midway I saw. They didn't do half bad, doctoring in actual war footage...it doesn't get any more authentic than that.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/09/19 4:25 pm

I want to see it. I love history but that part of the war, the Pacific theatre, I’m a bit lacking on. We were dealing with the Germans, so that’s most of my history of that time period.

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zimmy Florida
11/09/19 4:53 pm

Russian- it deals with the early part of the Pacific war in detail, a great lesson! 👍🇺🇸

hannahlou wear a mask
11/09/19 4:15 pm

When I go home to visit my parents over thanksgiving break, I’m gonna take my dad! He’ll love it.

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zimmy Florida
11/09/19 4:15 pm

He will for sure! 👍

hannahlou wear a mask
11/09/19 4:17 pm

Nothing will ever be better than taking him to see Overlord though. I told him it was historical and didn’t mention the zombies...too funny!

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/09/19 3:58 pm

Just by the trailer....I know I can’t watch this, it will enrage me. Glad you liked it. I’m optimistic for ‘1917’ however.

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zimmy Florida
11/09/19 4:15 pm

Can’t wait for that too!