CDZ Critics Slam Movie 'Midway' Because it is Embarrassing to be Reminded of How Good We Once Were

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    I saw the movie 'Midway' last night and it was just as exciting as I thought it would be and more. I felt good seeing Americans pull together and fight for a common cause like we did back then, but alass, that America is no more.

    Just one example, Admiral Nimitz. As portrayed in the movie, Nimitz was willing to buck common consensus and listen to people who were experts in their field but not part of the reigning Establishment. He fully empowered the code breakers and went with intercepted intell instead of what 'Washington thinks' and won the battle of Midway as a result.

    Our Oligarchs have degenerated as a class of people from Nimitz down to John McStain. The Liberals used to castigate the man, but once he went Never Trump he became the press corps hero again.

    So we went from being a people of action, driven by facts and theory to being just a gaggle of paid off crooks.

    It is a sad thing to see in our country.
     
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    I like the movie as well...

    But...your title says critics slam movie, etc.--where exactly is your link showing said critics doing the said slamming?
     
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    He's a critic. he slammed it.
     
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    The biggest bunch of hacks in the movie industry....

    Midway (2019)
     
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    Your disrespect for our current military is noted.
     
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    As for what the critics say, I can agree with one thing....From the clips and trailers that I've seen, the CGI is way over the top.....We reached peak overkill in that respect at least a decade ago, and the special effects propeller heads just can't lay off the gas.
     
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    Well...hell! I didn't even know they had remade it! On the must see list!

    While the critics seem to be giving it a yawn..i note that the audiences are loving it..since that's me..the audience..fuck the critics..and buy a ticket!
     
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    Decay isn't pretty, that's for sure.
     
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    Yup....The critics loved First Man, and it was a total snooze fest....The audiences panned it so I saved the money and waited until it came out on cable.....It sucks bigtime.
     
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    I saw it yesterday.....
    Good war movie

    Avoided trying to create silly love interests or irrelevant side stories. Stuck to the history surrounding Midway and the key players

    Great recreation of the battles and showed the heroism of the pilots

    Critics hated it but it is worth seeing
     
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