This movie was imho a lot better than the '76 Midway movie.
If it was better than the 76 movie, then is pretty good
even though it would seem like “typical Hollywood schmock” to anyone else
Me, I wanted to jump up and yell, “That’s right mutha-f**kers, that’s what you get for f**king with us!” LOL.
Hey man, you've an A6M as avatar! Show your true colors, you imposter 5th column!
and remember, Midway was an unfair affair, it should have ended exactly with the reversed results, if not that the Almighty arranged things in a way that the intelligence would read the Jap communication without them taking notice (impossible) (same thing for the ETO);
LOL - when I was 4, my dad took my older brother and I to see Midway. The very next day, we begged dad to buy us a plastic airplane model so to assemble. He got me a Zero, and my brother an Me109.
That was all it took. That started our lifelong love of aviation. That zero became my first love.
My very first hero ever, was "Hirachi" the Japanese pilot from The Black Sheep Squadron. I wanted to BE that "riceball drinking rice-wine Hirachi."
But I'm a US Citizen first, so the 1941-1945 Japanese can eff off for all I care.
Also, when I was 5 or 6 I read the story about Nick Jonas’s character Bruno Gaido’s fate. That day I lost a lot of innocence. I knew that people died in war, I knew that the whole point of war was killing the enemy, but I always said “they were just trying to win for their side, it’s not like anyone was evil or mean”. Then I read how he got tied up and tossed overboard and drowned. I stayed up for nights thinking about it. How awful it was. How terrible. How could they do that, he gave up, was a prisoner, couldn’t do anything. Why why why did they do that? How could they be so evil? This seriously stuck with me for years and years. I know, now, that people can be evil and do evil things, but that still act bothers me because it was the ‘first’ example I had of evil. So when that happened in the movie, a whole heck of a lot of emotions were brought to the forefront of my mind. It’s as if all those emotions and questions I had as a child came front and center again, as if I was that 5-6 year old boy. Not sure what it’s called, but it’s bad, like a suppressed memory of something terrible that has now resurfaced 40+ years later. So yeah, eff those mother effers.
But I love the Zero... it’s my favorite plane… and Hirachi was a good guy, he was just on the wrong side.
So basically, the reviews go like this: WW2 Grogs, Aviation Enthusiasts give the move at best, a “C”. Everyone on my fb feed that’s not a grog, is giving it an A+. I think the movie is going to do well this weekend, simply from word of mouth. Good.