From: Old Los Angeles pre-1960
It is funny they portray the director John Ford as being at Midway, because he is quoted as saying "Never let the facts stand in the way of a good movie." The movie was not good and borderline factual.
It was actually factual in the some of the events. But things like no fighter squadrons on the American CV's really ruined it for me. The dialog is laughable at some points. If you like TMTSNBN then you will like this movie.
In summary, if the "how" matters to you, then you won't like it. For instance, in the movie, Pearl Harbor is attacked and the Arizona is sunk. But these things were not done as they truly were in history. If you are going to see a shoot em up like Independence Day, you'll enjoy the movie.
I saw the movie today, and to tell you the truth - I was shocked at how good it was - for 2019.
If it had one glaring drawback it was the modern way special effects are done... but that seems to be the standard for ALL action sequences these days (video game generation).
And make no mistake, it was written and shot to appeal to today's general audiences that know nothing of history, and expects action sequences to look like the MCU, or Star Wars, or JJ Abram's Star Trek movies....purely farcical comic book stuff.
If you can ignore that aspect, the movie essentially told the story of Enterprise's Bombing 6, and the key players and events of the Pacific War from PH to Midway - and did an incredible job of it...for a 2019 movie.
I saw it at a matinee for $6, and was happy with it. I don't think it's really comparable to TMTSNBN, and compared to the 1970's Midway movie - I think it's head and shoulders above that p.o.s.