'Midway' review: Edge-of-the-seat action shots will keep you engrossed
The drama highlights conflict among the soldiers and their families after attack on Pearl Harbour.
Emmerich has managed to infuse the film with a generous dose of drama, and several edge-of-the-seat action shots, especially air strikes, torpedoes, and exploding battleships, all of which keep you engrossed.
There is also drama highlighting conflict among the soldiers, their families, their leaders. This makes for a long and verbose film, but it also ensures that viewers understand the complex nature of a battle and the strategies used.
Among the cast, Skrein stands out as Lieutenant Richard Best, while Wilson is a steady presence as the Lieutenant Commander in charge of countering enemy strategies. Jonas plays the young aviation machinist Mate Bruno Gaido, and looks the part too.
It’s not only the American perspective seen on screen here; even the Japanese Army gets generous screen time. And although this takes a further toll on the runtime, one is better off getting the other side of things.