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Did the Midway Movie Deliver? Midway Movie Review by Ms. H

Written by RealMsH

Disclaimer:  The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of

Introduction to the Midway Movie Review by Ms. H

You’ve probably seen various World War II films and are wondering if it is worth your time and money to watch yet another one at the movie theater. To make a long story short and to cut to the chase — Yes — it is worth your time and money to see the Midway movie.  Check out my movie review here to find out why.

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Plot of the Midway Movie 

The movie centers around the surprise attack of Japan against the United States in 1941 as well as the Midway victory in 1942. The plot includes actions that unfolded after the attack. Intertwined in the bigger war movie, are human interest stories that happened during this time.

Cast of Characters in the Midway Movie

I think the casting staff of the Midway movie did a good job of choosing actors to play the different characters in the film with possibly one exception.  From the trailer, you’ve possibly seen one of the Jonas Brothers (Nick Jonas) in this film. I was not particularly keen on this — even though it seems to be vogue to cast singers, etc. in these type movies. The good news is that his part was miniscule so you will not be distracted from the storyline by thinking of Jonas Brothers songs when he appears. 

I believe the movie attempted to shift the story to a main character Ed Skrein as Dick Best along with his wife Ann Best played by Mandy Moore. However, if you watch the Midway movie, you will notice that each character in the film along with their story stood out in their own way.

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Viewpoint of the Midway Movie

If you watch this film, you will notice that it is not being narrated as the events of the movie takes place. To me, this was a plus and gave the allusion of watching the war events unfold. The movie also gives you an idea of how the other side was faring not only when the Midway victory happened but during the earlier times as well.

Movie Length of the Midway Movie

The Midway movie will most likely take up about  two hours and forty minutes of your time — including the previews. The actual movie, Midway, itself lasts 2 hours and 18 minutes. However, since you may become engrossed in the story as well as the events, the movie will not seem to last that long. I believe this is due to the way the writer/director developed the characters throughout the movie, including showing their family life and the comradery between the men.  

Realism of the Midway Movie

Some of the scenes in the movie may have been added for dramatic effect; however I think overall, the movie presented as realistic events as it could relative to what  happened during this time frame.

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Assessment of the Midway Movie

I believe it is worth your time and money to see the Midway movie. To answer the question of if the Midway movie delivered, my response is a resounding “Yes.”  After seeing this movie, it may even pique your interest in World War II as well as events that happened around that time. 

Even though I’ve seen other World War II movies, I would place this one, so far, near the top of the list. Tip:  After the movie ends, hang around just before the credits to see the brief biographies of some of the actual men the actors portrayed in the movie.

Rating of the Midway Movie

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate the Midway movie 5 stars.


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