Just saw the Movie Midway! If you are a World War Two buff, like me, you will love it!
Hopefully it’s better the the recent Pearl Harbor movie.
Yes! So much better! That one was awful
One of my ole history professor friends recommended it to me yesterday.
Not my kind of movie.
Isn’t there already a great epic movie about midway ?
Yes, this was a remake
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.
Lol. That Pearl Harbor movie with Ben Affleck definitely turned ... my stomach! 🤮🤣
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.
Good to know, my husband is looking forward to seeing it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The turning point of the war in the Pacific
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.
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.
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.
Historians are well aware of all of this. Where do you think I learned this stuff from? 😉
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.🇺🇸
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.
It’s really good! 👍
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.
Wow! That is cool family history there!
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.
Sorry to hear that.
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.
Saw it Friday
Liked the original better
It only what Hollywood WANTS you to think happened. Now ask someone who was there.
I am a ww2 buff if you couldn't tell lol, im looking forward to seeing it
I can’t wait to see it!
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.
Oh yeah, I would like to see that one too!
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.
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.
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.
Russian- it deals with the early part of the Pacific war in detail, a great lesson! 👍🇺🇸
When I go home to visit my parents over thanksgiving break, I’m gonna take my dad! He’ll love it.
He will for sure! 👍
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!
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.
Can’t wait for that too!