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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2019, 05:35:48 PM »
Since it's Emmerich I'm really hoping for some Foo Fighters and a Godzilla.


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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2019, 05:57:26 PM »
Since it's Emmerich I'm really hoping for some Foo Fighters and a Godzilla.

Or an I-400 that can extend undersized airfoils and fly
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2019, 06:16:49 PM »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7189321/Midway-LOOK-Explosive-trailer-sees-Nick-Jonas-Mandy-Moore-swept-Pacific-battle.html

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2019, 06:44:11 PM »
That reminds me a lot more of Pearl Harbor than Dunkirk.   

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2019, 08:18:32 PM »
Woody Nimitz? What could go wrong there? "Gee Mr. Claven, should we send another aircraft carrier or is two enough"?  :2funny:
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2019, 09:32:49 PM »
Oooooooooooo! I wonder if the Japanese will win this time?
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2019, 09:35:56 PM »
Late to this thread.

Dunkirk was pretty awesome.

This movie...uh, I think I'm gonna wait to catch this on Netflix.  Sigh.

(My wife hated Dunkirk; I loved it.  This movie looks like something my wife would love.  'Nuff said.)
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2019, 09:44:43 PM »
Late to this thread.

Dunkirk was pretty awesome.

This movie...uh, I think I'm gonna wait to catch this on Netflix.  Sigh.

(My wife hated Dunkirk; I loved it.  This movie looks like something my wife would love.  'Nuff said.)

Pretty much this.  My wife actually loved Dunkirk, but she's married to me and has known me since I was 19, so she's heard me wax on about the subject of military history longer than a lot of people that see these movies have been alive.

And yeah, there's just so much noise in this preview.  ACTION IN YOUR FACE RIGHT NOW!

I know that's exciting, but I prefer the subtle and really at times aggressive realism of something like Dunkirk, or Tora Tora Tora.

I honestly think the two latter films prove that you can make a great and accurate war movie that doesn't just try to make history into a superhero movie.

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2019, 08:10:46 AM »

I honestly think the two latter films prove that you can make a great and accurate war movie that doesn't just try to make history into a superhero movie.

Are you telling me that Captain America defeating the Red Skull did not win the war in Europe?

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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2019, 08:20:36 AM »
Tora Tora Tora - I love that movie.
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2019, 10:11:13 AM »
That was a movie? I had an old girlfriend that used to scream that while I was making love to her.  :o  Who knew?
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2019, 10:57:01 AM »
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2019, 11:12:06 AM »
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2019, 01:07:45 PM »
Meanwhile, 'Wee Wang' is not a good one. Just saying.
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Re: Midway remake out in cinemas NOV 8
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2019, 03:28:09 PM »

Are you telling me that Captain America defeating the Red Skull did not win the war in Europe?

I would never claim such a thing, because we both know it did!