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Offline LoganismyHERO

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2019, 07:59:01 AM »
I'd go see it just for the prudy graphics. This movie isn't meant to be an academy award winner folks. Enjoy it for what it is, or don't.

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2019, 08:07:18 AM »
Looks like Pearl Harbor 2: PEARL HARDER!

As long as it isn't made by the South Park guys, I am willing to accept this.  O0 Bay's PH was meant to be a 1940s melodrama with updated effects, not a remake of Tora Tora Tora (though I would have preferred that, too.)

I do however look forward to the AMERICA, F-K YEAH videos.  :D
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2019, 08:30:57 AM »
I wonder if this new version of the battle will allow the Americans to win? Or will Halsey and Yamamoto meet at a neutral location and negotiate peace, then sink both their fleets to make reefs for the whales to live in.  :dreamer:
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2019, 10:32:53 AM »
I wonder if this new version of the battle will allow the Americans to win? Or will Halsey and Yamamoto meet at a neutral location and negotiate peace, then sink both their fleets to make reefs for the whales to live in China to claim the ocean with by building small bases on them:dreamer:

Have to think of the Chinese market nowadays.  >:D
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2019, 02:01:32 PM »
Halsey? Halsey wasn't even at Midway, but why let reality stand in the way of entertainment I say.
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2019, 10:28:07 PM »
Opens in a week.  Hope it does not suck. 

I have the original on DVD if it does.   :bd:

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2019, 10:50:49 AM »
TTT was a great consolation to Bay's Pearl Harbor (though that film has grown on me once I adjusted my expectations for what it was supposed to be).

Also I picked up a really nice Pearl Harbor documentary released around the time of Bay's film (or possibly re-released; I've watched it a few times and recall it being an older production, perhaps even dating back to TTT or before). It goes through several episodes into a ton of contextual material for the attack.
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2019, 11:19:34 AM »
This production definitely reeks of The Suck.
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2019, 04:48:46 PM »
Now that I'm home, that doc's name was Attack on Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy. It includes a single, shorter doc on the attack itself, iirc, but aside from the footage I wasn't as impressed with that one.
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #54 on: November 06, 2019, 07:39:46 AM »
3 days before release and next to no reviews up - almost always a very, very bad sign.

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2019, 08:16:46 AM »
Today my local newspaper rated it 1 out of 5.

Google translation from Dutch :

Now that entire sea battle - which was also carried in the air - was filmed by Roland Emmerich, the captain of the disaster film. The man who blew up the White House in Independence Day puts in the necessary pathos and patriotism. "Are we going after the japs, Sir?" "Yeah, we're gonna smoke' m to death. ".

For 100 million dollars you can buy a lot, but apparently no good flying scenes. Who wants to know why Christopher Nolan really wanted to fly around in Dunkirk with airplanes, should see how ridiculously the computer work is doing here.

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2019, 05:56:42 AM »
A veteran who knew Dick Best had this to say:

 In the LA Times review today, the character of Dick Best (the most important one in the story, at least in history), describes him as:

"Hot dog pilot Dick Best, a gum-chewer from New Jersey whose gifts as an aviator are overshadowed by a hot-headed desire to throw caution about the Japanese to the winds and "put a 500 pound bomb down their smokestack" - this when he's aboard Enterprise on December 7, 1941 and learns the Japanese are attacking Pearl Harbor.

The review continues: "While Best, aided by his wife Ann has to learn to moderate his temper to become a better leader of men..."

BULL-FUCKING-SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew Dick Best over the last ten years of his life, and I talked to several people who had known him "back in the day," and none of that Hollywood Horseshit above has the slightest anything to do with the reality of the man.
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2019, 10:04:06 AM »
Thus far, the people who went to see Midway liked it.

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2019, 10:23:05 AM »
Saw it yesterday, watchable but nothing special

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2019, 12:14:25 PM »
watchable but nothing special

This seems to be the overall verdict of the movie so far. 

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