(2019) (Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: Months after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, remaining American forces try to figure out where the Japanese will strike next and then mount a defense and counterattack.
- Following the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the American Navy in the Pacific arena is severely crippled, something not lost on Admiral Chester Nimitz (WOODY HARRELSON) who's just been named as the Commander in Chief there. He relies on Navy intelligence officer Lieutenant Commander Edwin T. Layton (PATRICK WILSON) for intel on what the Japanese fleet might next have in store, with Layton not wanting a repeat of the December 7th attack that he warned was likely coming.
Based on the work of his code breakers, he guesses the Japanese -- led by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (ETSUSHI TOYOKAWA), Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo (JUN KUNIMURA) and Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi (TADANOBU ASANO) -- are likely going to target the Midway Islands in hopes of destroying the remaining American fleet, especially after the bombing raids on Tokyo carried out by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle (AARON ECKHART) and his squadron.
Under the command of Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey (DENNIS QUAID), those aboard the USS Enterprise prepare for what's coming next. That includes Lieutenant Commander Clarence Wade McClusky (LUKE EVANS) who's in charge of the torpedo and dive bombers. Richard "Dick" Best (ED SKREIN) is his best pilot, but one who takes risks, much to the concern of his wife, Anne (MANDY MOORE), and tail gunner, James Murray (KEEAN JOHNSON), but who's appreciated by good friend Clarence Earle Dickinson (LUKE KLEINTANK) and the likes of Aviation Machinist Mate Bruno Gaido (NICK JONAS).
With Layton narrowing down the time frame and location of the likely Japanese attack, all involved prepare for a battle that will prove to be the turning point in WWII.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're into movies about WWII or are fans of anyone in the cast, they might be interested.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking.
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