I’ll always remember the star-studded 1976 film “Midway” as my father’s all-time favorite war movie. It looks like Hollywood is heading back to the Pacific Theater with a new take on the most decisive naval battle of World War II. The new trailer offers plenty of reasons to believe a new “Midway” could work. It also gives us reasons for concern.
On the positive side, I love some of the names attached: Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson, and Aaron Eckhart. Plus the trailer shows off some pretty thrilling visuals which could add a lot to this subject. But why be concerned? In two words – Roland Emmerich, a director with a history of numerous high-profile misfires. Look no further than his last film, the atrocious “Independence Day: Resurgence”.
So what do you think of the potential of “Midway”? It hits theaters November 8th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you will be seeing it or taking a pass.