Hi Michael,The CG was over-powering, but I was impressed that the characters were all based on true-life people, some of whom have traditionally been overlooked in the standard re-tellings of the battle. I was much more impressed by it than I thought I would be. Ric, did you end up giving in and seeing it? It wasn't bad. The big complaint among reviewers, that I agree with, is that it tried to cover way too much. Didn't need to see the Doolittle Raid, for example, but I did learn some things such as the Marshall Islands action that also gets overlooked in some histories.