Roland Emmerich
Running Time
138 mins

A big-budget, all-star, cliché-ridden, action-packed blockbuster spectacle based on the battle of Midway, which proved a turning point in the war in the Pacific? Yep, that’s what audiences got back in 1976.

But today’s multiplex kids don’t remember Henry Fonda and Charlton Heston, so here’s Independence Day director Roland Emmerich with the CGI-laden version, which promises to do for Midway what Michael Bay did for Pearl Harbour. The cast includes Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson and even a Jonas brother (Nick, in case you’re interested).

By robin askew, Tuesday, Nov 5 2019

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