The Battle That Turned The War: First Trailer for Emmerich's 'Midway'

June 27, 2019
Source: YouTube

Midway Trailer

"Today we prove the American Navy isn't a joke!" Lionsgate has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Roland Emmerich's latest action movie, titled Midway, about the iconic Battle of Midway during World War II - known as "The Battle That Turned The War". The battle took place across three days in June of 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States Navy defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy near Midway Atoll, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet. Military historian John Keegan called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare". This ensemble action movie stars Woody Harrelson, Jake Weber, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Patrick Wilson, Brennan Brown, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart, Alexander Ludwig, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, Dennis Quaid, Darren Criss, and Keean Johnson. This is an Emmerich movie, so it will have big action but as for the script, not sure it seems that promising. That said, this still looks intense and epic.

Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Roland Emmerich's Midway, direct from Lionsgate's YouTube:

Midway Poster

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it. The movie follows the story of soldiers and aviators who persevered through the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Midway is directed by prolific German filmmaker Roland Emmerich, director of movies The Noah's Ark Principle, Making Contact, Ghost Chase, Moon 44, Universal Soldier, Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, 10000 BC, 2012, Anonymous, White House Down, Stonewall, and Independence Day: Resurgence previously. The screenplay is written by Wes Tooke (of USA's "Colony" on TV). Lionsgate will open Emmerich's Midway in theaters everywhere starting November 8th, 2019, Veteran's Day weekend, later this fall. First impression? How does that look so far?

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Looks awesome!!! Cast is top notch. I love these types of movies.

SteadyEddieTX on Jun 27, 2019


i think it looks great too. midway was a large-scale battle. as long as they focus on the battle of midway and don't get caught up in too many side-stories, this should be a great movie. if you like these types of movies, i just saw the trailer for "Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan". that was a wicked situation in vietnam and it' looks like it'll be pretty good too.

dan on Jun 28, 2019


Why... why do we need another Pearl Harbor clone? With all the love/family stories, invincible heroes, BAD CGI? Oh well...

Joe Kundlak on Jun 28, 2019


Looks terrible !!

Tester on Jun 28, 2019


Yeah, I think I'll go back and watch Midway (1976) with Hestona and Fonda.

Barret on Jun 28, 2019


Exciting cut, lots of sound design and eye candy to push the excitement... not sure that's enough for a succesful flick.. but the Battle of Midway as a crucial part of WWII events.. I hope they're clear with explaining how it all went down. I hope this film educates as much as it tries to entertain. I don't care so much about the fictional characters shoehorned in to drive the film.

Nick Sears on Jun 28, 2019


alex, this is an epic game of cat-and-mouse between 2 major naval powers. if they stick to the battle and everything that happened around it - the script will be fine.

dan on Jun 28, 2019


Could it be worse than Michal Bay's 'Pearl Harbor'? Hard to tell, but the competition looks fierce ...

shiboleth on Jun 29, 2019


No, thanks.

Efterklang on Jul 1, 2019

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