The Pacific is a new ten-part television World War II mini-series from the makers of Band of Brothers.
The Pacific focuses on the United States Marine Corps’ actions in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.
The first two episodes were broadcast back to back on the 5th April 2010 at 9pm on Sky Movies (UK). The first two episodes are an immediate opener to what we can expect from the rest of the series. I really like the way each episode is opened but surviving war veterans speaking about their roles in the Pacific Theatre of Operations as well as Tom Hanks narration at the beginning. The visual are amazing and looks all the bit of it’s $150Million budget and is exactly what we can expect from a film produced by Steven Spielberg.
The Pacific could easily be seen as ‘another WW2 film” but it really isn’t, I think it’s a very clever move having this as a miniseries rather than a film as it gives you more time to connect with the characters, and unlike something like Lost which just seems to keep going and going, you know The Pacific has a definitive ending after the 12 episodes.
I can certainly say that The Pacific is a series not to be missed.
It’s on Monday at 9pm on Sky Movies so don’t miss it.