Midway (2019) - Action, Adventure, Drama

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The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson
Length: 138 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 112 out of 813 found boring (13.77%)

One-line Reviews (386)

Acting was average script was disjointed and sometimes pointless.

Midway is definitely enjoyable if you love WWII movies.

Boring .

Even the action scenes seemed slow and ponderous and seemed to drag.

This was one of the most accurate and entertaining war movies I've seen.

The script turns true heroes into dull characters who utter every cliched line you will find in a film of this genre.

I feel it was well researched, accurate and the action kept me on the edge of my seat.

By the way, was this a pro-China propaganda movie?

dull for the rest of us .

" As well as a comic book feel, it came across as a propaganda war film.

Roland Emmerich is not a name that inspires much faith for historical accuracy, but hey the Patriot was at least entertaining.

Superb exciting cinematography without looking fake or too CGI.

It made the move confusing, scattered and rushed.

The overall story-telling and lineage of the movie are very disjointed and fractured.

Full of bland cinematography, boring action, pointless and unlikable recreations of historical figures and more historical inaccuracies than I can even begin counting.

For a movie with a lot of action, I was a little bored.

Adrenaline is all the way high.

Of course, those who are watching, not for a history lesson or for heart-rending pathos, but for thrilling scenes of destruction and derring-do, are more than catered for with countless huge explosions, plenty of machine-gun fire and loads of impressive aerial combat.

CGI was not that bad, especially for fast paced scenes.

If you haven't read the book, Incredible Victory, I highly recommend it.

Propaganda through and through.

This style of creativity was previously shown in Emmerich's 2000 film "The Patriot", which was not a perfect film by any means, but came off as entertaining enough to prove that he could handle a film based on war with the right amount of precision and care to not be considered entirely terrible.

Pretty gripping retell of an incredible battle that more citizens of the US need to know.

Rote, Cliche, Melodramatic .

The special effects and battle scenes are entertaining and visually stunning on the newer screens with incredible sound systems.

As an example the wife of Dick Best played by Ed Skrein when told her man is possibly shot down in battle says emotionally that she has to powder her nose some more" and the same Ed Skrein ( I'm sure he was channeling the late John WAYNE) when rallying his men says something along the lines of "the wagons are circling and we'll shoot em down one by one " There's something so predictable about scripts in most not all American War movies.

Don't waste your time.

I've only ever walked out of a film once or twice before.

Choreography: Great Directing: Good Screenplay: Lame, predictable overacting with stereotype roles.

The entire film was very disjointed and jumped around constantly and featured many scenes that served almost no purpose whatsoever.

Very fast paced, moving, and exciting.

Several factors of this production work against it to be a fully engaging piece of *cinema.

Firstly, the runtime is mercilessly shorter than Pearl Harbour whilst some of the action is, on occasions, quite exciting.

Don't waste your money on a ticket.

Just sad to see an overuse of obvious CGI, dull acting, and cringy dialogue at some points.

The combat aerial scenes are breathtaking, especially when we are looking over a tail assembly of an American SBD Dauntless dive bomber before it plunges from several thousand feet to bomb a Japanese carrier.

Pretty entertaining and decent war movie.

But that couldn't rescue the wooden dialogue, cliche pep talks and utter lack of character development.

As stated above, this a very fast paced film which starts with the reason why the US carriers were not at Pearl on 7 Dec 41, then moves quickly through some other actions to include the Marshalls, Dolittle Raid, Coral Sea and then on to Midway.

I really was hoping for a rousing retelling of this important turning point of a battle.

Not to mention, the heroes who are supposed to inspire instead gave speeches which were full of weakness and about as exciting as a T-ball game.

Fantastically entertaining and accurate film.

Then, having the repetitive aerial battle throughout the two hour time frame.

Action Packed .

Although he filled this film with a fictional and long-winded story, he managed to put in credible and entertaining action scenes with explosions.

After a year of hyped Hollywood blockbusters which were so often boring longwinded letdowns, this film is refreshingly exciting.

Overall I found this movie to be very enjoyable and was the first film I saw in the new Australian chain of 4dx cinemas with motion seats.

This is a very fast paced film with little character development.

Your truly would have loved a little more action to come together, as the trailers promised, but at least the intelligence parts work together to make for an engaging plot.

MIDWAY is a thrilling cinematic experience!

This movie is one big cliché .

It's undeniable that these are entertaining, gripping, and exciting.

The new Midway movie comes across as a predictable game of battle ship.

Do not waste your time watching it, even making fun of how trash it is gets tedious.

After the umpteenth planning and attack scene, the film also feels a little repeatedly what makes the film more predictable and thus a bit more elaborate.

Good movie, can get a bit drawn out at times.

Mildly worth watching if you don't get too hung up on what's not in the movie and just enjoy what is.

I was often bored because it was rarely exciting.

Does get a little long and drawn out at times.

,Just like video game, ,Cheesy dialogue ,bland characters.

In closing, if you're a fan of war movies, exciting aerial action, or explosions, watch it repeatedly...

The film never hooks you, I was completely disengaged and bored.

this film's goal was to show the heroism displayed by American sailors onboard the highest decorated carrier in American history during the navy's most trying time and our most intense battle space to date.

Stunning movie to watch especially in 4K.

If you're looking for an exciting movie this one does the job.

Disappointing and worst movie about heroism and war I don't suggest anyone to waste your time and watch it...

Other than that, its a waste of time read the book would be more helpful.

I found myself immersed in this historical drama.

But overall, this film is riveting at times and down right entertaining.

I feel like this film does make Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor feeling like a masterpiece when it comes to a story with a forced love story, better action and aerial combat that puts you on the edge of your seat, and the emotional impact you have with the victims and soldiers that was under attack.

A plain dull movie with so many amazing actor speaking their line with zero emotion.

All the dialogue is either cliche heroism motivation speeches or 100% unrefined exposition, when a character says literally the key note you have to be getting out of that scene, since it's so bad its incomprehensible without an explanation.

A few fimilar faces now off the A list in Hollywood and a few new faces that will end up in American police dramasDownload the original and don't waste your time.

The CGI special effects were well done and the photography and sound was breathtaking.

How can you make a boring war movie?

But conversely there's the cliche dialogue, the middle of the road acting and the long running time dragging it down.

An entertaining film though try to throw too much into mix.

Repetitive and drawn out .

Horrible war propaganda from the victorious evil .

Boring ......

Awful graphics, uninspiring and dull dialogue, over the top action sequences, skimmed over 3 major Pacific battles when it should've focused on just Midway (hey that's why the movie's called Midway right?

Sadly the cliche script, and hammy acting do this movie no favours.

The film keeps moving from hefty action, to war room dialogue, back to mind blowing action.

As a piece of big screen spectacle, the sky-bound action and thrilling sea battles that form a large portion of Midway's runtime make sure that you feel as though you're getting your monies worth with the simplistic storytelling and more old-fashioned approach to the story by Emmerich likely to please those that found the likes of Dunkirk and 1917 to technically focused to be fist-pumping inspiring.

But the film's creators somehow manage to get right at least 80% of things involved in a very complicated sequence of battle events in a bit over two hours of action packed mind-blowing movie-magic.

an entertaining film.

Despite the history was treated with respect, was just poorly written, Roland's direction uncertain on different points of the plot and sloppy shots outclassed by a not always excellent CGI, even though the cast was gripping and believing it, especially Ed Skrein.

Screenplay is all over the place - so difficult to follow events.

This is probably the first time in over 50 years Hollywood made a solid war movie without inserting a sappy, contrived romantic sub-plot, pushing some radical political agenda, or re-writing history.

Along the way, it also proves one adage to still be true: that truth can be just as compelling, and stranger, than fiction.

It looked like an arcade video game and the acting was weak at best, save your money and pass.

People are bored, and $chlock sells.

And yes, quite enjoyable.

Entertaining from start to finish, I truly think the scenes they used in trailers don't do the realism of Midway any favors and make it look too much like Pearl Harbor the only scenes I thought were too much were the dive bombing flack shots .

The movie was enjoyable and a testament to those men who gave their lives to turn the tide during WW2.

Even though the characters are based on real people, they still feel very bland and boring.

There were some intense sequences in this film too.

The battle scenes they did provide were confusing and video-game like (absolutely NOT realistic) in an attempt to dazzle the audience as opposed to the more difficult task of story-telling.

This movie is well worth watching.

Hard to follow even with BIG PRINT on the screen, as more often then not, those scenes were on the vast Pacific, not much to help the audience; planes, ships, submarines were suddenly one place before appearing/disappearing with little comprehension/logic.

The story was historically accurate but the plot was pretty boring.

Terrible dialogue, awful OTT acting and just way too long to maintain your interest.

I can't tell you if the story is accurate or not, for that I don't have enough knowledge on this subject matter, but the truth is that this movie is well made and entertaining.

It was unbelievably full of cliche; I think the worst might have been when Dick Best flew his dive bomber the length of the Japanese carrier just above the deck to drop his bomb right through the very centre of the red sun painted on the deck, while snarling "This one's for Pearl Harbor!

Unfortunately, except for Ed Skrein's character, I didn't feel invested enough to appreciate the non-action moments due to the confusing, convoluted, and exposition-heavy narrative.

This is the worst movie that I can currently remember watching.

You'll be yawning though out the film duration.

The pacing is deeply uneven, the accents are often bordering on atrocious (stop forcing actors that can't do a convincing accent foreign to them to do one for god's sake), the acting is all nover the place (dennis quaid being a strange example of a really good actor horribly directed as a walking gruff cliche) with the best performances being woody harrellson (in a role that didn't push him in any way) and the japanese admiral/generals (although they are largely presented as pastiche save for a couple of moments).

Terrible acting boring totally unlikable characters.

I was surprised with just how original and entertaining it actually was.

From an entertainment point of view, it does become slightly repetitive, and corny in parts, and the script wasn't that great.

Very enjoyable .

This film is your standard, cookie-cutter war flick with way too many repetitive action sequences that all look the same after awhile.

The acting is boring and clichè....

I'm sorry for being so critical of you all these years saying how cheesy and cliche you are and that you are a bad film........

Bad but enjoyable .

Excellent and Accurate Account; Very Enjoyable Movie .

But after a while, the intense action makes you forget.

Midway takes a well-known and revered battle in WWII and milks as much cliché and melodrama as possible.

I found this movie hard to follow.

Good thing I didn't buy a ticket for this crap, because I'd have left the theater in the 15 minutes mark.

I'm talking about the super fake cameras moving around the crashing planes: that was good 20 years ago, now it's just boring and fake.

A total waste of time.

Its worth the watch.

The actors were engaging, the stories leading up to the battle were interesting and that battle itself was exciting to watch.

Kept me on the edge of my seat from the first moment.

Worth watching for free.

Instead it was very predictable, the acting was amateur and did they even have a technical producer on staff?

Rating 4.0/10 I had high hopes for "midway" war between America and Japan, unfortunetly this movie goes to war of the bored.

I walked out of the theater not quite knowing what I'd just watched.

It provides a good combination of breathtaking action and personal stories.

The movie drags, is boring and so misses the salient points of the battle as to miss the point.

Great Visuals & Gripping Story, Watch In iMAX .

Waste Of Time .

Action scenes are pretty intense, and give you quite the experience of making you feel like the pilots in the plane.

It is silly at times but I liked it more for it, It's not Dunkirk but it shouldn't be compared to it anyway, I found Midway to be more entertaining than Dunkirk in a lot of ways.

Hollywood relies on old, predictable methods that just don't work anymore.

The effects also did had a big part in this flick and they were stunning.

Cueing sad music before investing in the characters was a fatal plot flaw seen in so many propaganda films.

Roland Emmerich has put together a gripping storyline that manages to get in all the important elements of an epic story in 128 minutes.

And apparently they won by using CGI planes flying about like gravity-defying space ships, and by using atrocious dialogue to bore the enemy to death.

Cliche after cliche .

The acting is not good and the effects are not good due to low budget but it is like enjoyable bad

Purely an absolute waste of time.

All in all, Midway is a respectful homage to the people who fought in the Battle of Midway, but it fails to deliver an engaging story with compelling characters.

Exciting Moments in an Otherwise Mixed Bag .

Truly epic visuals with tense and riveting aerial sequences, plus a powerful sound design, get your teeth biting the nails.

For the rest, an exciting film with good actors.

Gimme some good vehicle mounted cameras (as Nolan and Miller still do) and that's ten times more breathtaking.

To make propaganda?

There are also scenes that have no place in the movie or add zero value,if anything they create more confusion as to what this movie is really about.

Ho-hum is as good a description as any for this totally superfluous remake.

Awesome WWII dogfight film with some great acting and thrilling areial sequences .

Don't waste cinema time o this

I liked this snappy line from a conversation between the navy captain played by Charlton Heston and the intelligence analyst played by Hal Holbrook.

How you can make such an interesting story so boring is beyond me.

Still have a super boring post credit scene!

Don't waste your money, wait for it to come online or pirate it.

Well worth the watch!!

Anyway, this film is everything I expected: Typical, Boring, Lame, Formulaic Tripe .

Kept me on me on the edge of my seat the entire movie.

But at its runtime, film could have easily lost 30 minutes and been a lot more enjoyable.

A bit disjointed and didn't explain the story very well .

But this movie is engaging and engrossing.

The movie is too long.

Historical and riveting .

There is a youtube video by a user called 'montemayor' that explains the battle for Midway from a strategic point of view, and that video is unironically more compelling and entertaining then this film.

It's still entertaining without being overplayed unlike Pearl Harbor when everything was made to keep the melodrama going over the need of remaining accurate about the historical facts.

What makes this film well worth watching is the accuracy of this all important story coming out WWII.

Only the best movies of every year can have a numerous and talented cast while giving each and every actor an exciting role.

We probably enjoyed it more than we might have, having just watched the episode in the Netflix WWII docuseries about the battle.

All in all in was an enjoyable movie to watch and I have the greatest respect for the real people that sacrificed so much to get America the victory in the Pacific.

Worth watching.

Imagine every war movie cliche possible.

Basically a good movie but a bit drawn out in places with too much detail about their homelife and not enough detail about the planning, scouting raids etc. The expanse of the south pacific and the number of young men who were away from home for the first time doesn't come across either.

It is well worth watching and learning about this pivotal Battle of World War II, often considered one of six most important naval battles in history.

The dogfight squences are very fun to watch and are very entertaining.

For a war movie it's just well done, with the aerial combats as the most exciting scenes and you get enough of those in Midway, totally worth watching in my humble opinion.

Visually stunning.

The score was pretty boring.

Please don't waste your precious time watching this film.

Instead on focusing on these compelling things, "Midway" gave us shots of weepy wives and what Admiral Nimitiz was up to.

I kept nodding off in boredom.

This was an entertaining movie, which is its primary job.

still it is worth watching it to remember the war and herors...

It is just a stale and very bland film that never picks up and feels ultimately underwhelming and forgettable.

I don't know how the battle of Midway actually was, but this is the best account I've personally heard of it, and definitely the most entertaining.

It strikes me as a cross between historically inaccurate and an American propaganda film.


Boring, ridiculous plot of soldiers in water .

It's pretty simple, if attention to detail, engaging dialogue and dynamic acting are your thing then don't watch this movie.

" One of the consequences of this cliche was that it made it hard to care about any of the characters.

Every time Ed Skrein was on screen it was like watching paint dry, only more painful.

Genuine, real, and fascinating if you like anything about history.

It was entertaining.

Tense, gripping drama based on actual events.

It's so indescribably awful that it renders the entire movie unwatchable.

This movie comes from the one responsible with "american supremacy" propaganda, Emmerich.

Quite entertaining....

Had us on the edge of our seats through half of it!

Acting is just excellent, and cinematography breathtaking.


it was a entertaining, and its a great example of the exceptionalism we value from our military.

Maybe the tactical decisions aren't really clear, or in my case don't make any sense at some point, but still it's entertaining and that's what I wanted so no complaint from me.

and your own thrilling experience in the theater.

Oh well, it's entertaining and doesn't require too much brain power.

Engaging from the very beginning.


His pseudo tough guy facade and terrible fake New York accent are obnoxious and unbearable.

But I was highly distracted by the clunky dialogue, the slow manner in which the actors spoke their lines, the one-person-speaks-at-a-time approach and the crappy editing of the non action sequences.

Stop putting bad information into people's brains by changing historical facts with lame movies while fueling your war propaganda machine.

Some parts were different and it was hard to follow.

Ever since, I've had an intense fascination with this particular battle, the events leading to it and the impact from it.

So it feels disjointed.

Robbie K here with yet another review as we look into:Movie: Midway (2019) LIKES:The Modern Technology Prowess Multiple Aspect providing different viewpoints The Intensity Of Some War Scenes The Decent Acting The Intelligence AspectDISLIKES:Disjointed Plot Too many Perspectives The Semi Forced Love Story The Choppiness of the scenes Semi-sloppy use of big names The Action ScenesSUMMARY:Modern technology allows us to make things more realistic and engaging, and should in theory lead to better fights.

The actor seemingly with brain damage playing the hotdog pilot makes movie unwatchable .

The plot is fast paced and at times riveting.

I gave 9, because it's very entertaining, enjoyable to watch and thrilling.

Throughout the runtime, there are dialogue sequences with the sole purpose of explicitly telling the audience what we need to know to understand the story, which ends up turning the narrative confusing, convoluted, and lacking faster pacing.

Then throw in too much pointless shore leave and the mix comes out like GOT S7.

Horrible acting Horrible script Horrible CGIQuite possibly one of the 10 worst movies ever released.

It was a decent and entertaining movie.

On a positive note, many of the action scenes were well choreographed and exciting to watch.

Would've made the battle more intense and interacting.

worst movie i've had to endure in years!

Well worth watching!!

For all that, I enjoyed it and would recommend it as a good war movie.

Watched it with my husband (ex-Royal Navy) and we both really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed it.

The movie does slow down a bit, and may get a little boring.

Not really good casting, unbelievable characters, cliché dialogue, typical superficial patriotic Hollywood story.

It was enjoyable and I certainly liked it.

No surprises here, there were a lot of well known actors, so at least characters are credible and entertaining.

One of the worst movies I've seen in a long long time.

Don't waste your money .

Many of these films are often about the action, and while not as prominent as they once were back in the day, they still offer some intense views of history.

I haven't been to a movie since Bohemian Rhapsody because it has been a very dry year for movies with substance.

With a strong cast which features Luke Evans, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas and a fine supporting cast, Director Roland Emmerich has given audiences a gripping war movie that despite the impressive visual effects; never loses site of the fact that this is a story of real people who found themselves in pivotal moments of history.

The editing was confusing to me jumping between multiple locations without it being clear who is who and how it all fit together.

Formulaic and Dumb .

Midway it doesn't let the viewer to relax every gap and scene filled with war actions that's what we want, at the early beginning that i wasn't expecting to start out fast it did and keeps you leashed till the end of the road, it was good didn't need any extra introduction and knowing the characters just dropping on the scenes, (2hr & 18mins) of amazing colorful scenery visuals, keeps the viewer to be engaged in every moment won't let the viewer to sleep over it, top notch acting you will have 10 main amazing characters i can't count but (Ed Skrein) proofs his worth as the lead role and glad seeing (Patrick Wilson) really indescribable acting from all, everyone might not apperciate the (CGI) but it just suits it, generating a classic atmosphere with the beautiful setup, giving a history out there of WW2, entertaining for war movie fans that is really suspenseful, highly recommended, 8/10⭐

Don't waste your money .

Cardboard cut out Japanese characters and superficial un-engaging American heroes were boring, the action sequences overblown and exaggerated up-to and including planes flying through wave tips and the wreckage of other planes only to emerge unscathed, combined to stretch credibility to beyond breaking point.

This is an action packed movie from the start and remember, its a war movie!

Way overdone bullet sprays, way overdone dramatic dive bombs and boring drama made it a difficult watch.

Dick is a cowboy, and cocky personality who flies and living on the edge when he is dive bombing.

Shame because the real story is so compelling.

Dont waste your time and money in the cineam for this outing, wait for it to come on TV or streaming.

Overall a good effort but the story is seen through a slightly duller lens and leaves me wondering why the original needed to be remade.

Extremely entertaining.

This movie played out like a sad propaganda film.

The battle scenes are more gripping than any I've ever seen in the big screen.

It is a barely tolerable parade of bland, interchangeable white men.

I fell asleep several times .

Hard to follow .

but still, I gave it an 8 which means I really enjoyed it and I hope the film makers made a profit with this because in many ways it is a brave movie to make in an environment that is upside down nowadays in the West ...

Otherwise it's unwatchable.

All that said, this film is very much so worth watching.

And after all, great performance from all actors add a great gusto of adrenaline intake.

Bored .

The cinematography of the air battles is pretty intense, putting the viewer right in the cockpit insanity of the situation.

I would watch it again on a slow sunday afternoon and I don't regret seeing it at all.

Dull and Uninventive .

Overall, Midway may be entertaining and very historically accurate but it falls victim to an awful script, bland characters, and too many typical war film cliches.

The fight scenes with dive bombers were so intense and realistic compared to all the other "same old same old robot alien comic book battles.

war propaganda.

Tha acting and dialogue were so contrived and poorly done, there was no way I could sit through 2 more hours of it.

Poor writing, formulaic plotting, bad casting resulting in bad performances.

This makes the film a kind of predictable naval battle game for viewers and especially for viewers who are familiar with the history of this battle.

Nice editing on these parts, and quite an adrenaline rush at the times it works.

Midway is an historically accurate, intense, and exciting portrayal of one of the most important battles of WWII.

The music by Harald Kloser and Thomas Wanker is excellent and there are genuinely thrilling moments in the third act.

seems like the actors are dull.

It has its heart in the right place, and it's entertaining enough, despite being overlong.

Too many boring conversation, the action also not intense at all!

I was on the edge of my seat.

So, I enjoyed it today and I am sure I will have forgotten it tomorrow...

They managed to make one of the most exciting moments in history a boring piece of garbage.

Very entertaining.

Well worth watching this one.

I had high hopes when started watching but as the film DRAAAGGGEEED on and on, i found myself bored almost to tears.

The raw emotions felt by soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen when heading into an operational area is often intense and over the top.

They're backed up by an engaging Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid and the criminally underused Mark Rolston, who are all excellent playing the senior officers, while the younger cast including Keean Johnson, Nick Jonas, Luke Kleintank and Daren Criss, all do well to make the most of their parts.

But i can say that i enjoyed it as a cinematic documentary movie .

For one thing, the film feels disjointed, as our time hops and evolution of war occur a little too frequently to necessarily keep track of everything.

Lots of talk, too much boring talk and NO charismatic leading roles.

Therefore, these characters need engaging scripts and emotionally resonant arcs.

The plot is solid and thrilling.

It is noted that the American military present in mostly drab khaki style not pressed garb.

Enjoyable .

It's a nice blend of quiet scenes where we get to know the characters and intense war scenes.

This film was boring, battles were blah and could have done without the stupid family backstories.

You literally could've made 3-4 movies out of the plot (which feels disjointed and way too condensed).

I haven't seen this in a theater but my home setup is sufficient to enjoy a good picture with surround sound, and I mostly laughed at the dialogue or felt bored during CGI battles.

It's historically accurate, and above all, it's action packed and exciting.

Now, I don't want to make people believe that this film is a pile of trash because it's not, but the most enjoyable aspect of this movie for me was also a mixed bag.


What an idiotic waste of time and money, why anyone would sit in the editing bay with this steaming pile of garbage and say, "Yes, this is a releasable film," amazes me.

This was boring as hell.

The screen was alive with star studded names and Captain America like bravery full of cliche dialogue and cowering cowards needing encouragement from the brave heroes we all have come to know through the annals of history.

Unwatchable .

While I loved "Pearl Harbor" and proudly stand by it, "Midway" chooses to stick to the facts and is thrilling from beginning to end.

The original version was nicely structured but this version was very confusing.

The actual war is riveting with astonishing aerial sequences and powerful sound design.

Totally worth watching!!

The CGI is absolutely mind blowing, as would be expected from an Emmerich film of this nature.

The result is again a disjointed movie that struggles to bring A games to any perspective, and relies on B and C graded stories.

Save your money .

Another thing I will give the film credit for was that it was for the most part entertaining.

It's a shame that a visually impressive film possesses such an emotionally dull story.

It has a few flaws but very minor ones, it is a look at the actions of some very brave men indeed, they have resisted filling this with shmaltz, which is sometimes a drawback with this type of Film and it is all the better for that, very good and very sad Film well worth watching.

The battle scenes and CG are very good and make the film worth watching.

I mean, he only does relatively big budget huge in scale nonsense films with little to no story split between 20-25 characters (and re-using them, I felt sad this film had no smug and sleazy supposedly Jewish lawyer stereotype).

But it was an entertaining movie and a deeper look into WWII and how America got involved that is full of action packed scenes.

Ed Skrein remarkably portrays Dick Best, the only character who's genuinely compelling and carries a complete, well-developed arc.

Very exciting with an excellent cast.

So American actors do anti japan propaganda now.

Too boring for a war movie.

Visually this movie is stunning, great effects, excellent CGI.

If you've ever been involved with such things, you'll know that there are months of boredom and normalcy, interrupted with a hour of terror here and there.

Thought they did a great job kept it entertaining and not too Hollywood.

In the beginning the characters seemed a little bit odd especially Dick Best, but by the end of the movie I was on the edge of my seat screaming for Dick to come through.

Wooden acting, terrible CGI, so bad it's entertaining .

The new version is entertaining.

Majority of the film full of boring conversation!

And the action scenes kept me on the edge of my seat.

The film is very long and the story is so dull.

I was on the edge of my seat all the way through it.

The style is visually pretty stunning, the battle scenes look absolutley brilliant and they will keep your eyes on the screen.

But on the other hand, it is just too confusing and not straight enough (without knowlegde) and is way to fast in changing scenes and battles, to be a really good blockbuster.

More Propaganda from China .

Maybe the film needed a little cheese and relationship drama like that of Pearl Harbor because that film was infinitely more entertaining.

I'm writing this as I'm watching that's how gripping it is.

Worth watching!

it is just a little boring.

It felt like a made for tv movie that was drawn out.

It has all the ingredients of his better work, as well as some of the flaws, and tells a fascinating real-life story to boot.

Definitely not the best war movie I've ever seen, but enjoyable enough so as not to be completely wretched (damning with faint praise, I know).

Entertaining for 9 year olds...

Worst movie of the year

His pseudo tough guy facade and terrible fake New York accent are obnoxious and unbearable.

His pseudo tough guy facade and terrible fake New York accent are obnoxious and unbearable.

It was a total waste of time.


Anyways, it was still entertaining because nowadays visual effects are so real and the big screen just enhances everything.

The same boring Hollywood actors on propaganda payroll will bore you to tears.

That I wouldn't know as I walked out after nearly 2 hours in the cinema.

The acting lacks passion and comes across very bland, which is insulting, as these were all real American heroes whom all deserve better.

Waste of time, i would not recommend this to no one.

I found it very enjoyable and the actors/actresses did a fine job.

Given the Historic event and the heroism associated with it, just how Emmerich managed to produce something so uninspiring and lifeless is beyond me.

Take every cliché you can think of, and then replay it in your mind for 2 hours.

It is confusing and hilarious at the same time.

While this premise does make for some exciting battle sequences, it's undercut by side plots that feel slightly unnecessary to the overall arc of this movie.

Unbelievable action packed movie with spectacular amazing battles.

Easily one of the worst movies I have seen in a long while.

Boring .

I see many in negative reviews mentioning overuse of CGI, I really didn't find it to be much of an issue at all, and even if it was, it would still be the least of its issuesOf course comparisons to "Pearl Harbor" are inevitable, IMO that is just a much more enjoyable version of this movie overall, while not perfect it doesn't have the same HUGE glaring issues this one does.

While Dick Best is an adrenaline craving fighter pilot.

It's exciting, horrific and revelatory.

Don't waste your time.

As a WWII History buff, I found this movie entertaining and accurate.

Still, over here it flopped it was only one week in theaters but I enjoyed it, over 2 hours were over before I knew it.


Evantually, the action sequences with aerial scenes do get repetitive.

Well worth watching!

While it was historically fairly accurate - could not believe they actually showed one of the causes of the War was cutting promised fuel to Japan, and while there were some very good scenes, the movie was uninspiring.

Flawed but enjoyable .

Kudos to all the actors, directors and producers for making an entertaining and quality movie!

With all the individual incidents that happened during the battle, the writers could only come up with some trite crass garbage - lazy storytelling.

Don't waste your time .

This movie was very well done, the acting was very decent, the script was respectful of the content it was covering and quite suspenseful and the effects were very decent.

The scenes with Skrein's character in a dogfight or manoeuvring to dive bomb enemy ships were pretty intense and they really play up the chaotic nature of the battle.

Really good enjoyable film .

I literally started falling asleep in the climactic Midway sequence.

The critic consensus is quite gloomy, painting the film as poorly executed and at times, slow.

The CGI is terrible, there's no story just random action sequences which are over the top, it's just bad.

I'll be generous and just say that ant director who can make a film about one of the most dramatic and decisive battles in history and make it boring has to be in a directorial slump or malaise.

Disjointed, poor continuity due to filming it in bits and pieces.

This is one of the of the worst movies I have ever turned off.

Clocking in at two hours and 18 minutes, "Midway" teems with fascinating details.

For the more casual viewer it is an entertaining movie with some flaws regarding pacing and a few too many characters to keep up with.

The end result is still a rousing drama despite knowing the forgone conclusions.

) on the edge of their seats the whole time!

Following our naval hero "Dick Best" through some significant WWII moments seemed more like pro-war propaganda than true war.

But from Pearl Harbor to Midway is definitely far too long a saga to finish within 2 1/2 hours.