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SkyChimp
04-10-2004, 08:24 PM
When I was a kid, I loved it.

Now I've sort of ruined it for myself. Now I just sit back and pick out all the wrong planes and crappy acting. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

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SkyChimp
04-10-2004, 08:24 PM
When I was a kid, I loved it.

Now I've sort of ruined it for myself. Now I just sit back and pick out all the wrong planes and crappy acting. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

Regards,
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Capt._Tenneal
04-10-2004, 08:34 PM
The whole interracial romance between Edward Albert Jr. and the Nisei woman was completely out of place too. The movie started out as a straight recreation of events, like Tora Tora Tora, then that love story got in the way. Great dramatic moments in the battle sequences, though.

noshens
04-10-2004, 08:35 PM
I am watching it too, pretty good movie for its age.

Hans-Schultz
04-10-2004, 09:40 PM
part of that was filmed on the USS yorktown, the one near my house. and i have been on the same bridge as Mr heston. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

necrobaron
04-10-2004, 09:46 PM
Yeah,I just got finished watching it for the first time. Once you get past the crappy special effects and some of the inaccuracies,I'd say it was pretty good. I even thought the acting was pretty good for it's day. I agree that the love story was completely ridiculous and out of place.

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BSS_CUDA
04-10-2004, 10:15 PM
to watch Midway proper you needed to watch it on the Big screen in the original format SENSOR ROUND http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif the whole friggin building would shake, they had speakers down front of the theater that were 10 ft tall and 40 ft across

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fordfan25
04-10-2004, 11:07 PM
i saw it tonight to.i sweer i saw a p47 razor lol

VF-10_Snacky
04-10-2004, 11:32 PM
Kind of sounds like another more recent Pacific war movie doesn't it.lol

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt._Tenneal:
The whole interracial romance between Edward Albert Jr. and the Nisei woman was completely out of place too. The movie started out as a straight recreation of events, like _Tora Tora Tora_, then that love story got in the way. Great dramatic moments in the battle sequences, though.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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RedDeth
04-12-2004, 02:23 AM
i saw a corsair in it... split second usa plane shot

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DONB3397
04-12-2004, 10:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RedDeth:
i saw a corsair in it... split second usa plane shot<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Guncamera footage for most movies (and tv series) was selected for action, I think, not accuracy. That's also true for documentaries. I don't recall the Midway air combat sequence, but I've seen the famous wingless Fw190 -- with its exploding droptank and leaping pilot -- in a half dozen documentaries on the Pacific War. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gifSo, in that sense, a Corsair might be shown in a movie about a 1942 battle.

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PF_Talus
04-13-2004, 06:51 AM
Didn't they use Texans for Zeros? I remember a web site (maybe CAF) where the planes were still on display.


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JTFM
04-13-2004, 08:48 PM
IMO, that movie is utter, utter bunk. Better than Pearl Harbor, though, which is utter, utter, utter bunk. Tora Tora Tora still takes the cake for me, despite its age. But, if people like the movie Midway, then more power to 'em! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BTW, saw Midway in the theater (in that "Sensaround", as with that movie Earthquake--seemed to be a fad in the mid-seventies) when it came out. When the Japanese carriers went up in flames the entire theater erupted with cheers and applause!

VW-IceFire
04-13-2004, 09:46 PM
I liked Pearl Harbor and I liked Midway but totally for filmic reasons rather than historical ones.

Tora! Tora! Tora! was definately the best in terms of historical quality and accuracy...but it feels much more like a documentary than an entertainment movie. Not a bad thing...just different style.

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