A Roland Emmerich flying extravaganza. The director avoided most of the gore of war to focus on the brave individuals who actually did the fighting. Entertaining and a reasonable (for Hollywood) depiction of the WWII naval battle northwest of Hawaii. Interesting that there is a lot of Chinese money financing the pic. That probably explains the appearance of heroic Chinese peasants who rescued Doolittle after his raid on Tokyo and the note that a quarter-million Chinese nationals were slaughtered by the Japs. Worth watching, imo.