Midway is so square, so old-school and old-fashioned, it almost feels avant-garde. Ambiguity is not its goal, nor is nihilism its motivating philosophy. It aims to celebrate heroism, sacrifice, determination and grit, and if you dont like that it really does not care.
I had high expectations for this movie, and they were absolutely MET and EXCEEDED.
In my opinion, "Midway" is the best and most historically-accurate WWII movie of recent memory, and it's one of the few that actually highlights the air war in the Pacific. The writers seemed to recognize that simply recreating this momentous series of events was an amazing story in-and-of itself, without wasting time on unnecessary drama and distractions.
I couldn't stomach it.
“At the end of WW I, the Germans felt like they were being punished for starting the war....”
“If the Allies had enforced the rules of the Versailles Treaty as soon as Hitler had increased his army, WW 2 would not have happened....”
“The Germans were only taking the land that had been taken from them after WW 1.....”