From: My Mother, although my Father had some small part.
I haven't seen the movie, but my 25-year-old son saw it last week. He doesn't know enough WWII history to realize (or really, to care) that the movie does or doesn't portray the role of the Navy fighters correctly or which class of bombers did what. That didn't matter to him. What mattered was that, in his word, the CGI was awful. He says the movie is a major dud.
Given that I am closer in age to your son (hey, I'm 30!) and at the risk of sounding like one of those simpletons that just cares about "purty things" and graphics, I will have to agree with your son. The atrocious quality of the CGI very much distracted me from the other parts of the movie. At times, it felt like a B-list movie, though one with a big budget. This is why I said that even with all its historical warts I somewhat preferred the '76 movie: I wasn't constantly distracted by obviously fake visuals.
Uh, another one. You too, get off my lawn.
Seriously though, you think that with all the money they spend on these things the could come up with good graphics.
I haven't seen the movie.
Maybe they wanted an anime or cartoon, or something strange.
Seek peace but keep your gun handy.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
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