Having just listened to Dan Carlin’s EXCELLENT Hardcore History podcast on the battle of Midway, I was very interested to see how it would go with the modern Hollywood treatment.  Short answer: skip the film, listen to the podcast.  Admittedly the film’s half as long, but the podcast fared for a much more textured and dramatic telling of the story.  The movie conjures up a slightly more hygienic Band of Brothers feel, and the air-to-ship combat sequences feel a lot more like video game sequences than dramatic recreations (although admittedly what the hell would I know).  But when all’s said and done, it was a more engaging film than Pearl Harbour.

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