It was the perfect blend of Hollywood and documentary. As a history student who has studied this battle for years, I was thoroughly impressed by the level of historical accuracy, down to small details that even I was surprised to see, especially in a Hollywood film. It does a great job of depicting the events that lead up to the battle, like the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Coral Sea, and also effectively and accurately portrayed the tactics and decision making of the commanders during the Battle of Midway.
My friend and I went and saw the movie this afternoon. Im a Air Force Vietnam combat veteran and my friend is a 23 year retired naval officer. We thought this movie was so compelling and so realistic.
Todays technology is absolutely incredible, the battle scenes were outstanding. I am a historical buff and I thought it was very accurate. I loved the way it started at Pearl Harbor and showed how fragile it was in a pacific. Each step of the way you could tell by this great movie how serious and how close it came to be a defeat in the Pacific war. I have read The negative reviews on this movie quite frankly I dont understand that. So I recommend this very highly especially if you want to see the history of World War II in the Pacific and this great battle of Midway . I think it should be shown in high schools all over America to see what our great nations veterans have done in the past, especially our GREATEST GENERATION!