It's about time the heroism and sacrifice made by the sailors of the U.S. Navy during World War II had a recent tribute on the big screen that isn't just an action-packed overused-cliché fest — with an awkward love triangle jammed in — like 2001's Pear Harbor, or the also very bad USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage that starred Nicholas Cage.

It's too soon to know for sure if Midway, which hits theaters on Nov. 8, will successfully pay homage to America's sea service, or lean heavily on CGI gimmicks and nonstop explosions to make up for a lack of character development and reflection on the horrors of war.

But the recently released teaser trailer for Roland Emmerich's military drama certainly looks like it'll at least be better than the most recent additions to the World War II Navy genre.

Admittedly, that's a low bar.

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