Genre: Action, Drama, Historical, war
Star Cast: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, Etsushi Toyokawa, Mandy Moore, Aaron Eckhart, Darren Criss, Nick Jonas
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: Wes Tooke
Producers: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
Time Covered: 2 hrs 18 mins
Releasing Date: 8th November 2019
Movie Rating: 2.5/5
Midway Movie Story: Midway is a must watchable action drama film and it is an Hollywood flick that supported the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the also Battle of Midway throughout World War II. the film Starring by Aaron Eckhart, Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Woody Harrelson and Dennis Quaid. This movie is Directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Wes Tooke.
Midway Movie Review
A passion project of Emmerich's, he had trouble getting financial support for the film before finally fundraising most of the budget and officially announcing it in 2017. Much of the cast joined in summer 2018 and filming began in Hawaii that September, also taking place in Montreal. With a production budget of $100 million, it is one of the most expensive independent films ever made. In the United States and Canada, Midway will be released alongside Doctor Sleep, Playing with Fire and Last Christmas, and is projected to gross around $15 million from 3,100 theaters in its opening weekend.
To say that “Midway,” a new cinematic re-creation of the decisive 1942 air and sea battle from Roland Emmerich, the director of “Independence Day,” soars to the heights of his best work is to mention sputters on put off level. It is rousing and respectful in its best moments and faintly ridiculous in others.
The film belongs to a selected lineage of World War II picture (“Tora! Tora! Tora!” and the 1976 “Midway”) that — not like, say, Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” — prioritizes scope over individual drama. To cram all the complexities of geography and who was where when into less than two and a half hours, “Midway” resorts to having its characters converse in exposition, sacrificing one form of verisimilitude for another.
“We get 80 percent of our oil from your country,” the Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (Etsushi Toyokawa) informs Edwin Layton (Patrick Wilson), an American naval intelligence officer, when they meet in a prologue set in 1937. The audience needs that clunkily relayed context for Pearl Harbor, the first combat spectacle that Emmerich stages.
Seen briefly, the great John Ford (Geoffrey Blake) — who in the 1942 short “The Battle of Midway” documented the fighting at such close range that you can detect the film shaking in the camera from the explosions — is relegated to mere comic relief during this motion-picture show. “Keep shooting, keep shooting,” he orders photographer when the after he’s knocked off his feet. Now Ford is a director who could find the poetry in history.