Midway

1976

Action / Drama / History / War

50
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 54%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 15016

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Director

Cast

Tom Selleck as Aide to Capt. Cyril Simard
James Coburn as Capt. Vinton Maddox
Robert Wagner as Lieutenant Commander Ernest L. Blake
Charlton Heston as Capt. Matt Garth
1080p.BLU
1.95 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
2hr 12 min
P/S 14 / 31

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Tracy Winters 1 / 10

Yeah, Midway...... you'll stop watching this tripe Midway through the movie

How dumb is this? A war film which tries to copy another war film made 6 years earlier (Tora Tora Tora, 1970).

Upchuck Heston is drawn as a god of sorts by director Jack "Hack" Smight. In one scene, Hal Holbrook is standing right in front of Heston, but looks up at Heston like he's looking at a painting on the ceiling.

There must have been something about Bob Webber that Heston didn't like because Heston is cold to him whenever they're on screen together -- or maybe Heston just didn't like playing junior to Webber in rank. Newsflash, Upchuck: IT'S A MOVIE, YOU DILDO! Upchuck Heston.... pffft.

If you get the chance to watch this navy bugle oil, pull up the gangplank and go full-steam-ahead out to sea.

Reviewed by pcsimonson1651 7 / 10

Overall, there was good acting in this movie.

Midway is a decent movie filled with great actors, and it follows the actual event during WW2 pretty closely. What kept this movie from being a truly great movie was all the dumb goofs, and bad actual footage of the battle. Someone needs to remake this important movie, but make sure the battle scenes are kept accurate by showing the correct airplanes, and ships of that time. Example: The 5 inch guns turrets , and a battleships main turret guns were not used to shoot down airplanes coming in for attack on a ship.

Reviewed by joekwiatkowski 8 / 10

What about a re-edit...?

I tend to lose patience with reviews of movies like this and 'Battle of the Bulge' where equipment used or depicted isn't historically authentic. Back in the day, you used what was available or you blew your budget out of the water. After 'Tora! Tora! Tora! didn't do so well at the box office, I'm sure the bean counters became leery of that idea. (A full-scale mock-up of the 'Nagato'?) Still, it might be high time to take this one back into the studio, have the CDI folks massage the offending sequences, replace the F4Us and F6Fs and what-have-yous with the proper types of aircraft and ships for the time and situation, and re-release it, even if it goes directly to cable TV.

I'm pretty satisfied with most of the film. They did a good job of staying historically accurate given the time constraints involved. Two key items that were glossed over were the interception of both Japanese strikes against 'Yorktown' by that ship's defending fighters (out of Koboyashi's eighteen dive bombers, ten were shot down by fighters and one by flak before they released. The seven remaining dive bombers scored three hits. Three of the escorting Zeros were also shot down.) and the submarine attack that finished off 'Yorktown'. The effort to save 'Yorktown' after Tomonaga's torpedo bomber attack would have been another movie in itself.

The part I was most dis-satisfied with was the sequence dealing with the launch of the 108-plane Japanese initial strike on Midway which started the battle. Poorly executed, in my opinion, compared to the same sequence in 'Tora! Tora! Tora!'.

This is one where you want to watch the movie, then read a good book about the battle. I recommend 'Incredible Victory' by Walter Lord.

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