We all went to see the movie this afternoon, and really enjoyed it. The movie was good, the aviation was phenomenal, and the carrier CGI that looks abysmal on TV ended up looking pretty okay on the big screen.
To our surprise, they built an entire Essex class carrier island up to the top of the stack, so a lot of the effects were practical. Including a couple of F8Fs and a lot of F4Us. The ships in water CGI was not the greatest, but it wasn’t the disaster we’d expected. Just not as good as Midway.