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#4477541 - 06/11/19 04:10 AM Another Digital war movie  
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This is another throw together War film that I spotted on u Tube. I will watch it anyway,but I do not think it will make the box office list.
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#4477570 - 06/11/19 11:03 AM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: carrick58]  
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This won’t have a box office release but it doesn’t matter. With the exception of big tent pole franchises like Marvel, Star Wars and Jurassic Park, more and more consumers are going to streaming and VOD to watch movies. “Dauntless” will be online and it will serve the niche audience that would be interested in seeing it.


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#4477574 - 06/11/19 12:24 PM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: carrick58]  
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I'm definitely interested in this movie,the subject matter particularly so. Let's just hope it doesn't stink.


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#4477594 - 06/11/19 02:02 PM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: carrick58]  
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The acting bothers me more than the CGI


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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
The acting bothers me more than the CGI

Yes, it seemed a bit campy.


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#4477601 - 06/11/19 02:45 PM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: carrick58]  
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Yeah, the acting looks AWFUL! And over the top CGI as usual. "Based on a true story." Yeah, well, there was a Battle of Midway. That's true. But the SBD's weren't slaughtered after dropping their bombs. As we all know, the Zekes were down low, and the Japanese AA had their guns pointed down at the sea, shooting down all of the torpedo bombers. The Dauntlesses dived unopposed.
As far as the guys in the water, "Watching the show." Well, we all know that was TBD pilot Ensign George Gay of Torpedo 8. The squadrons only surviver. Not a Dauntless crew. And the whole, turning the lights on for the returning planes, thing? That happened two years later during the Battle of the Phiilipine Sea.
I wouldn't pay a cent for this if it were released in a theater. I'd watch it on you tube because, well....I love airplanes.
I'll wait for the release of "Midway" on November.


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Originally Posted by Pooch
But the SBD's weren't slaughtered after dropping their bombs. As we all know, the Zekes were down low, and the Japanese AA had their guns pointed down at the sea, shooting down all of the torpedo bombers. The Dauntlesses dived unopposed.
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Yup. It was the poor TBD Devastators in the first wave which were well....devastated. The SBD's successfully carried out their attack in the subsequent waves.


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#4477603 - 06/11/19 02:51 PM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: Pooch]  
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Originally Posted by Pooch

I'll wait for the release of "Midway" on November.



It was directed by Roland Emmerich who is basically the German version of Michael Bay so I would advise to keep the expectations low.


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And being able to do it without being harrassed by anti-aircraft fire or fighters meant that they could take their time, steady their airplanes, and wait for the perfect moment to drop. Their bombing was excellant with the carriers recieving multiple hits. What a sight that must have been.


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"It was directed by Roland Emmerich who is basically the German version of Michael Bay so I would advise to keep the expectations low."

Yeah, I know.! I just hope there aren't any scenes with Japanese crews running towards the camera in slow motion as bright orange explosions rise up in the air behind them!

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#4477715 - 06/12/19 09:01 AM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
The acting bothers me more than the CGI

Yes, it seemed a bit campy.


Does it have a sweaty muscle-glistening basketball game one wonders.

Can it be worse than the recent 'Hurricane' or '303 Squadron' one wonders.


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Originally Posted by BD-123

Can it be worse than the recent 'Hurricane' or '303 Squadron' one wonders.

Careful, they may take that as a challenge.

#4477753 - 06/12/19 04:53 PM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: carrick58]  
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I just find it both humorous and sad that even these low budget independently made war movies use many of the same cliches and deviations from historical fact that big budget Hollywood war movies use.


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#4477766 - 06/12/19 05:48 PM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: carrick58]  
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Looks like maybe a fun watch. Not great looking but might make for something interesting to watch for the naval and aviation action. Watching that trailer, there's something kind of endearing about the lack of qaulity that reminds me of the good old days of PC gaming that used a lot of full motion video. The humans+props set against some sort of green screen or animation is something I kind of miss.

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"Can it be worse than the recent 'Hurricane' or '303 Squadron' one wonders."

I haven't seen 303 Squadron. But "Hurricane" was agonizingly bad. And "U.S.S Indianapolis: Men of Courage" was so awful that Mario Van Peebles should never be allowed to stand behind a movie camera again.

But I'm hoping Midway doesn't head that way. I'm trying to be optimistic even though so much points against it.


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#4477775 - 06/12/19 06:55 PM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: Pooch]  
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Originally Posted by Pooch
And "U.S.S Indianapolis: Men of Courage" was so awful that Mario Van Peebles should never be allowed to stand behind a movie camera again.

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Every war movie with Nicholas Cage in the lead role has sucked. Does anyone remember "Windtalkers"?


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The Cage Indianapolis movie is pretty much disavowed by the USS Indianapolis survivors/ family community. I heard enough about it early on to know not to ever watch it. There is a much better made for TV movie staring Stacy Keach as Captain McVay that is very good.


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HAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAH "Windtalkers" HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHA

I love the last 20 minutes, where Nick singlehandedly shoots and kills 37 japanese soldiers with his .45 pistol, reloading maybe once. (Hint: magazine holds 7 rounds)
And every shot, no matter how far, or off angle, was a perfect kill.


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#4477903 - 06/13/19 11:45 AM Re: Another Digital war movie [Re: carrick58]  
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I see Bill remembers the movie quite well!!! smile


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