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The Pacific, Sky Movies Premiere/SMPHD

The Pacific, Sky Movies Premiere/SMPHD

Hell in WWII's Pacific theatre, brought to you by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks

James Badge Dale as Private Robert Leckie in The Pacific

It's tempting to characterise this new World War Two mini-series as Band of Brothers Goes to Japan, but when Steven Spielberg gets his teeth into a project, no hold remains barred and no detail unexplored. Once typecast as a purveyor of exciting but lightweight popular entertainments, Spielberg has added moral weight to his CV with films like Schindler's List and Munich, while in Saving Private Ryan he reinvented the visual vocabulary of the combat movie with horrific force.

It's tempting to characterise this new World War Two mini-series as Band of Brothers Goes to Japan, but when Steven Spielberg gets his teeth into a project, no hold remains barred and no detail unexplored. Once typecast as a purveyor of exciting but lightweight popular entertainments, Spielberg has added moral weight to his CV with films like Schindler's List and Munich, while in Saving Private Ryan he reinvented the visual vocabulary of the combat movie with horrific force.

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