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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Editor's Note: This article by James Barber originally appeared onMilitary.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

Director Roland Emmerich has made some beloved movies about America: "The Patriot," "Independence Day" and "White House Down." He's long wanted to make a film about the Battle of Midway, and "Midway" will finally arrive in theaters on Nov. 8.

We've got an exclusive first look at the movie's poster, and Emmerich took time to speak with us about the film from the editing room as his team races to meet deadlines.

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Welcome to That One Scene, a semi-regular series in which Marine veteran and pop culture omnivore James Clark waxes nostalgic about “that one scene" from a beloved movie.

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