What is worst?
to see one of the bloodies battles of WWII and feel nothing about it?
or to think that the COD5 Peleliu level gave you more thrills?
or even worse to realise that you cared more about the virtual heroes of COD5 than the paper characters of "the Pacific"?
"Pacific" has been from the beginning a huge disappointment. Writing? FAILED (checked!) Last time I heard so many cliche dialogues in a war movie I think it was "Rambo".
Directing? FAILED (checked!)
Having your hero telling us how scared he is after surviving the Peleliu Airfield battle is like admitting that after 10 whole minutes of reanacting WWII you failed to pass anything to your viewers and you still need your heroes to explain the obvious.
Casting? FAILED (checked!)
I personally think that choosing the trees for the Bastogne scenes in BoB was more successful than choosing actors for the Pacific. Which lead us to...
ACTING FAILED (checked!)
FAILED FAILED and FAILED
I don't know who is acting the worse here.. Is it Leckie who has one and half expressions to express the horror of war: a smirk when he thinks he says something important and a numb-dumb-dramatic look for all the rest of the scenes.
Is it that "Snafou" guy who thinks that if you talk like a stoned bad-a** you can build a character but instead makes you praying a japanese bullet will finally save you from his frustrating existence.
I could go on for the rest of the cast but I think you get the idea.
So far the only one who acted lame-less was the Japanese soldier who got killed in the first episode. Maybe cause for the first and last time (till now) we saw a bit of the enemy side as well (except of the piles of bodies)
In any case this show is a wasted opportunity. I doubt a studio will spend all this $$ again to give us a great WWII story.
Maybe we don't need any more of WWII shows and movies... "Band of Brothers" and "letters from Iwozima" might be enough.
The Pacific? Not sure it can even be a decent homage for the WWII Marines.
What a shame...