Revisiting HBO’s The Pacific
I recently wrote a retrospective looking back at HBO’s powerful World War 2 drama The Pacific for Den of Geek. It doesn’t get quite as much coverage as it’s superb predecessor Band of Brothers, but The Pacific is well worth a watch if you have yet to give it a try. Be prepared for a tough watch in parts though, it can be extremely harrowing and doesn’t shy away from depicting the traumatic effect of war.
“When the horrors of armed conflict are being portrayed on screen, one idea often incorporated is the notion that ‘war is hell’. From Apocalypse Now and Platoon to Generation Kill and Jarhead, there have been plenty of memorable examples of movies and TV series depicting men taking a journey into the heart of darkness during wartime. When it comes to capturing the sheer unrelenting hardship, despair and terror of war however, one of the most powerful examples in recent years came in the form of HBO’s epic 2010 mini-series, The Pacific.”