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  • The cast is great and includes several that I enjoy, including Charlton Heston, Robert Wagner, Henry Fonda, and Monte Markham

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      In 1976, Midway was released. This large, star-filled ensemble cast tells the story of the battle of Midway. For me, there are pluses and minuses to this production.

      I do enjoy the story of the battle. It was important in World War II, and the story should be told. The cast is great and includes several that I enjoy, including Charlton Heston, Robert Wagner, Henry Fonda, and Monte


      Markham.

      What I don’t really like is the soap opera element that is added to the story, mainly in the presence of Edward Albert. Albert plays the son of Heston’s character, and he’s fallen in love with a woman of Japanese descent. Obviously, considering the timing of the war, the romance wasn’t one that went over too well.

      The conflict plays out in a few ways: father and son, son and ...


      • his lover, father and the son’s lover, and father and other Navy personnel who end up involved in the situation for one reason or another. I just could have lived without all of this homeland drama in what should have a movie more dedicated to the actual battle of Midway and its consequences.

        One of the fun things to do while watching Midway is to try and count the enormous talent that

        it contains. Along with the credited stars are a slew of fairly well known movie and TV performers. Make a game out of it some time and then check a credits site to see the entire list. It’s huge.

        Midway has all the dramatic elements of a good war film, but it loses points for the personal plots that just drag the story to places it doesn’t excel at.




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