The Pacific

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The Pacific

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From the creative team behind Band of Brothers comes this ten-hour miniseries tracing three American marines as they fight World War II in the Pacific. The series was shot on location in Australia, and is produced by HBO Films in association with Playtone and DreamWorks television. The Pacific was broadcast on Channel Seven in Australia.
The series won 8 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Part 5, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Part 2, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Part 5 and Outstanding Miniseries.

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  • Soldiers Are Human Beings

    8.0
    The war scenes are not perfect for a show; but close to reality. A closer look at the soldiers' personal life as humans not machines is so dominant and appealing.
  • Don't Compare to Band of Brothers

    9.5
    This is not Band of Brothers and that is neither a good or bad thing. This is more a look at the effects of war on a person than how war causes comradery, like band of brothers. I can honestly say I wept during the final episode of this miniseries. To see what the dehumanization of war does to any man is a terrible and incredible thing to behold. And to hear the stories of great American heroes, such as John Basilone, that were not heard before, had an overwhelming effect on me. To wrap up, if you want to experience true appreciation for what our forefathers have done for us, watch this miniseries.moreless
  • Very decent show, but it doesn't come near the epicness of band of brothers

    7.5
    I liked the pacific really a lot. A series like the paficic focuses heavily on drama, characters and the hell that is war. I like a show were you can feel with the characters and have an emotional attachment to the them (some more than others). It makes a series like this more realistic and gives it much more drama (especially when someone dies). The battle scenes are definatly my favorite scenes of the show because they depict the horrors of war and they really give you a thrill while you watch them. Unlike that one (totally unnecessary in my mind) episode were they all go to Australia and have unmeaningful relationships with the local women...

    Sure it isn't that unrealistic because a lot of these soldiers actually did establishe relationships with women in Australia. I just think that when you make a show about bravery, friendship and sacrafice, 'Love interests' should be kept as just a minor side story.

    My main complaint however is that I watched Band of Brothers before I watched this and I have to say that that show was way better. Not that this show is bad but overall it just doesn't come near Band of Brothers.moreless
  • Tries to be Band Of Brothers but fails miserably

    5.0
    From some of the same people that brought us Band Of Brothers this show had all the potential to be just as good but let us down in almost every department. The one redeeming feature were the action sequences, the only problem was I didn't care enough about the poorly constructed characters to care if they made it or not. This was down to some shaky acting and a lot of poor writing. Maybe I'm being a little harsh but I had such high hopes for this show after loving Band Of Brothers so much. Still anything that brings understanding and appreciation to what those brave soldiers went through for us is deserving of a watch.moreless
  • Very high expectations, but the Pacific still managed to deliver ...

    9.0
    First off, this is my first actual review of any kind. And I'm trying to point out that most of the peolpê who were let down by The Pacific, compared it too much with Band of Brothers. Now, The Pacific is in my opinion equally as good as Band of Brothers is. People just expected to get the same feeling with the characters, although that's impossible. These are NEW characters, they have other abilities and choices to make. They are interesting and were developed pretty good. In The Pacific, we don't follow the entire company, we follow 3 specific soldiers (the main characters), starting off at their hometown, and following them untill their end in the war. This show is as historically correct as 'BoB' is. Some may find the war in the Pacific not as interesting as the one fought in Europe, but it was equally (or even more) horrible to fight in. The acting was very good, especially by a supporting character named Snafu. The action scenes were (obviously) fantastic. And the Pacific too, has some scenes that will leave you completely speechless. This serie portrays the war very hard and brutal, I can't see how people would expect something else tho.



    To sum it up; Instead of a copy of 'BoB'(which apparently most people wanted), we get a 'refreshing' and realistic take on the Pacific. These characters are NOT Winters, nor Shifty. They DO NOT fight in Europe against Nazi's, and they DO NOT endure the exact same thing as Easy Company did. Therefore, this show will never be BoB. As far as the plot, characters, and the action scenes go, this is once again, one hell of a mini-serie by HBO.moreless
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