From executive producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, The Pacific tracks the real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines - Robert Leckie (James Radge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello), and John Basilone (Jon Seda) - across the vast canvas of the Pacific theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle With the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima, through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return.
I’d hoped for Saving Private Ryan, but got a playground brawl
- The Pacific review by Schrödinger's Cake
I really wanted to like this series, and watched the first two episodes through, before I decided it wasn’t for me after all.
The filming and CGI is good for a TV series, but the story just feels dragged out and loaded up with filler to kill time. What’s worse is that little is explained, and there are far too many characters, who quickly blend into a mess of olive-drab.
I’d hoped for Saving Private Ryan, but got a playground brawl.