Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Pacific

Filmed mostly here in Melbourne and further up on the Queensland Coast Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's The Pacific will attempt to do for a platoon of marines what the excellent Band of Brothers did for the 101st Airborne in World War 2, i.e. tell their story from the beginning right through to the end of the War. The trailer has an interesting vibe of Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line about it, which I thought was better by a long way than Spielberg's own Saving Private Ryan. A combination of TTRL and Band of Brothers could be really good. They've been showing longer previews of this series here in Australia but the only one I could find online is the HBO one on YouTube.