Author Topic: MIDWAY gets a remake!!! And i wonder will it be too... ID4~ish?  (Read 1909 times)

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With production funds from the China Studio BONA...

...will it be "hoot the Japs GaoGaoLat" or stick to the original historical incident*?
https://letterboxd.com/film/midway-2019/details/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_(2019_film)
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Midway

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woo, looking forward to this. Remember watching "Battle of Midway" as a kid!

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As expected,
this is going to be an “object based dogfights over the head extravaganza”
that offers alternative angle on Pearl Harbour attack which...
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/w7HnS-tpWMo&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/w7HnS-tpWMo&fs=1</a>
... Michael Bay had presented to us before.

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Just loaded this original classique DVD for a spin. ;D

hmmm... Universal's Jippun Kiah speaks universal language of angmoh,while Fox's jippunkia speaks jippunway in Tora Tora Tora!

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Re: MIDWAY gets a remake!!! And i wonder will it be too... ID4~ish?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 11:27 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/s0KAiZ0WXSw&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/s0KAiZ0WXSw&fs=1</a>

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Re: MIDWAY gets a remake!!! And i wonder will it be too... ID4~ish?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 08:06 »
TNP gave a very poor rating of 1.5/5.

Already bought tickets for tonight and hope it is not that bad.

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Re: MIDWAY gets a remake!!! And i wonder will it be too... ID4~ish?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 09:36 »
TNP rating is very typically stereotyping one lah... If this flick is directed by Martin Scorcese or Clint EastWood, sure 2 thumbs up one! Roland Emmerich? Like John Woo lo... one another popcorn flick maker, which i couldn't deny, his past works not so "artistically commendable".

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Re: MIDWAY gets a remake!!! And i wonder will it be too... ID4~ish?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 09:59 »
Yeah, I also bought tickets to watch tonight!! :D Roland movies are popcorn movies... so, I think if I enjoyed movies like 2012, ID4, White House Down.. this should be entertaining.

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Re: MIDWAY gets a remake!!! And i wonder will it be too... ID4~ish?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 10:18 »
ATMOS theaters from GV limit to 3 nia...
https://www.gv.com.sg/GVMovieDetails#/movie/6719/cinema/114

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Re: MIDWAY gets a remake!!! And i wonder will it be too... ID4~ish?
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2019, 21:27 »
okie... it's ID4~ish...and thought stirring on the chronological order of the events.

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Re: MIDWAY gets a remake!!! And i wonder will it be too... ID4~ish?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2019, 22:42 »
Think it was a bit of a mess. The acting is really strange - it feels like the actors were not really into the movie. They were reading script rather than acting it out. There's no connection to any of the characters. There's a number of seasoned actors - Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson - all failed to make an impact.

The story telling of the battle was also too hastened, making it difficult to keep track on the events of the battle.

Overall, 2 out of 5 stars. Pity.

But I think this movie will be great for HT enthusiasts - it'll be great in a good Atmos/DTS-X setup. :D