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  1. Wow....this looks very good.....it brings the true story of this partially wooden aircraft to life.
  2. They could have filmed the moon landings in color and they would have looked the same....white space suits on a gray moon do not make for colorful TV viewing.
  3. I agree. The Japanese atrocities during the 1930's and 1940's are well know and not disputed. No event in history was ever black and white.
  4. Spoiler alert...I recall this was covered in the movie.
  5. My feeling was the local officer was a rarity, but I will add the local girls fled into the forest when the Japanese visited, so the local villagers had a complete lack of trust of the Japanese in general. That sort of lack of trust was caused by word of mouth, so it seems to me the Japanese in general were not well behaved and had a bad reputation. But I feel it is fair to note that there were exceptions in every situation. The local officer did have an eye for my wife's grandmother and he liked the idea of coming back to the Philippines after the war and living a quiet life away from Japan.
  6. My wife is now addicted to WW2 since seeing midway. She's a simple farmers daughter from the countryside in the Philippines with no knowledge of history and is quite interested to learn the antics of the Japanese Imperial forces during WW2. Her grandmother was a teenage girl at that time and they had spotters around the village to warn people when the Japanese were coming so the girls could hide in the forest. There was one Japanese officer that had an interest in my wife's grandmother. Grandmother is in her 90's and on a recent trip I sat the family down and got her to tell them her experiences from that time period. I couldn't understand anything that was said....but my wife and her siblings were quite fascinated. The Japanese seemed to be quite well behaved when they visited their village.
  7. Did you change it yourself or did the forum program just change by itself?
  8. Glad to know you can post. 2am...time to sleep.
  9. I just completed the lastest security update to the forum program. It seemed to go screwy for an hour or so and now it appears to be functioning normally. Can everyone post messages ok?
  10. My wife was so drawn into this movie that she told me during the movie she was "feeling stressed" from the events in this movie. She has almost no knowledge of WW2 and was fearful for the characters in the movie and kept asking me "does this guy survive?" This movie was very realistic in her eyes.
  11. I just saw it. I have no complaints. The CGI was good....overwhelming and perhaps not 100% accurate....but I do think it showed the horrors well and I do think it is impossible to get everything accurate. I do think including the Attack on Pearl Harbor helped to set the tone for the movie and introduce the reason for the events that followed. But lets face it......the Pearl Harbor attack, Doolittle Raid, Coral Sea and Midway was just too much for one movie to accurately pull all the stories together and to offer the level of detail these epic battles deserve. It would be nice to have a TV Series that re-enacts each story from WW2 with CGI and gets into the finer detail of each battle. This has been done for the Vietnam War with one or 2 well done TV shows. I am a WW2 geek and did enjoy seeing the battle scenes in this movie. I am like a hungry dog for WW2 stuff and history in general, so I enjoyed this movie.
  12. Forum Problem solution. If you are having a problem with the ARC forums not displaying correctly, please follow this info below from ARC forum member Mstor. "I figured it out. If you are experiencing the problem where the formatting of the forum is basically gone and is all text, do the following. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the link labeled "Theme". Click on it and select "Old ARC (default)". That fixed the problem for me."
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