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Band of Brothers II: Pacific Thunderer

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Whaa is that the kid from Jurassic Park?

    Yes. It was very excellent Blaket.

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza We sell products... ...and get in ROBOTS!Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Next episode they are gonna get eaten by a doyouthinkeysaurus

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Next episode they are gonna get eaten by a doyouthinkeysaurus

    Man they need to slip him using that line in there

    I'm sure there'd be a billion oppurtunities

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  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Wow.

    That was really good.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    This was pretty good.

    I think it's going to take a little bit for me to get settled into the characters and all that, but I'm certainly enjoying what I've seen.

    The HD is almost jarring. It comes off as so damn clear and crisp it seems slightly unnatural.

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  • PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    That was really fantastic. Looking forward to the rest.

    I can't tell any of these characters apart, though.

    So, pretty much the same as BoB.

    I think by the 5th or 6th time I watched it, I knew everyone's name, and it brought the series to an entirely new level for me.

    I knew Winters and Nixon, though. This seemed to jump around a whole lot between different groups of guys.

    Be excellent to each other you stupid cunts.
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    This is the kind of show that I will keep on my DVR so I can watch it multiple times every week.

  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Since this is telling three different stories, it's going to take a bit to keep straight, but I think once it gets rolling it'll be fantastic.

    Though, I think the first episode should have been double length. It would have really helped the hook. Either way, I know what I'm doing on Sunday nights for the next 10 weeks.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Crashmo wrote: »
    Yeah it took a couple episodes to get the hang of SO MANY AWESOME DUDES in BoB

    I don't know if the soldiers in The Pacific can top my love for everyone in Easy Company, but if it gets anywhere close it will still be amazing

    I read Eugene Sledge's book. The characters in it easily matched my adoration of Easy Company. I'd highly recommend his book (With the Old Breed) for anyone who is a fan of BoB or The Pacific.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    That first episode was fantastic! I've been waiting for this but was worried that BoB was too awesome for this to compare but fuck that, I can already see after the first episode that this is going to be outstanding.

    Spoiler:

  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    After this episode ended, I had a huge smile on my face as I realised that I have another nine of these to watch.

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza We sell products... ...and get in ROBOTS!Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    This is the kind of show that I will keep on my DVR so I can watch it multiple times every week.

    I've already watched it maybe, 4 or 5 times since it aired.


    About to watch it again.

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous WALK 3X FASTER New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Are they going to run the first episode again soon?

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Man, that was awesome.

    The end had some fantastically dark humour.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Finally got a chance to see this.

    Was really great. I think because I know what happens there, it makes more sense to me. I will have to make sure I don't pause to explain the battles.

    So happy with William Sadler as Chesty Puller.

  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    How fucked are you now? :whistle:

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza We sell products... ...and get in ROBOTS!Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Are they going to run the first episode again soon?

    First episode is starting right now on HBO2.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Finally got a chance to see this.

    Was really great. I think because I know what happens there, it makes more sense to me. I will have to make sure I don't pause to explain the battles.

    So happy with William Sadler as Chesty Puller.

    Pretty good similarity in appearance.

    Watchin' it the 2nd time for tonight.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Which guy did the Jurassic Park kid play? I didn't recognize him.

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  • BerkBerk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I thought this was really good but the music verged too much on yank wank for my tastes
    I dunno I'm not sure how you'd even approach the lunacy of okinawa and have that swelling up in the background.

    It doesn't seem right.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Berk wrote: »
    I thought this was really good but the music verged too much on yank wank for my tastes
    I dunno I'm not sure how you'd even approach the lunacy of okinawa and have that swelling up in the background.

    It doesn't seem right.

    yakity sax when the marine division accidentally opens up on the fleeing civilians the first night

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  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Berk wrote: »
    I thought this was really good but the music verged too much on yank wank for my tastes
    I dunno I'm not sure how you'd even approach the lunacy of okinawa and have that swelling up in the background.

    It doesn't seem right.

    "Yank wank" brilliantly sums up a feeling I was having trouble expressing.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Which guy did the Jurassic Park kid play? I didn't recognize him.

    Damn, that kid is playing Sledge? I didn't recognize him at all.

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    The Song at the end. Perfect way to end the episode.

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  • psychoticdreampsychoticdream Registered User
    edited March 2010
  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited March 2010
    the first episode of this was pretty boring but I think it'll get better

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I finally watched this and am super-excited for more.

    So excited that I've been falling asleep with Band of Brothers on and waking up at 3:00 a.m. to the DVD title screen music on an endless loop. Which, I mean... is pretty excited, because that ends up very annoying.

    I didn't even notice the music particularly, and normally I'm tuned in to that sort of irritation, so it's either an overabundance of enthusiasm getting in my way or my ears are broken.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    the first episode of this was pretty boring but I think it'll get better

    I'm rather ashamed that the only reply that I can manage to form to this is "you mad".


    Thanks a lot, teefs.

  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yeah, how was that boring at all?

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    It was probably all that character development and shooting.

  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    That shit is pretty boring.

    I mean, they should just roll out the a-bomb and get this shit over with.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Everyone go watch The Thin Red Line right now.

  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Everyone go watch The Thin Red Line right now.

    Is it on? what network?

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I love Nick Nolte in that movie.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Eos rhododactylos . . . rosy-fingered dawn.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I loved watching Thin Red Line, it was a beautifully executed concept.

    But sometimes I want to watch a war movie.

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yeah, everyone should watch The Thin Red Line and then The Pacific and appreciate just what they have.

  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yes.

    Everyone should watch The Thin Red Line so that they can realize just how much better The Pacific is than other movies/shows about the pacific theater.

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  • TheCanManTheCanMan Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    NotACrook wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    the first episode of this was pretty boring but I think it'll get better

    I'm rather ashamed that the only reply that I can manage to form to this is "you mad".


    Thanks a lot, teefs.

    Yeah, how was that boring at all?

    It was probably all that character development and shooting.

    That shit is pretty boring.

    I mean, they should just roll out the a-bomb and get this shit over with.

    The first time I watched it I was going of only a couple hours of sleep and fell asleep during the 14 minutes of basically nothing happening while they walked around the island. I know it was 14 minutes because I rewatched it and timed that part to self-rationalize why I'd fall asleep during something I've been looking forward to so much.

  • TheCanManTheCanMan Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Berk wrote: »
    I thought this was really good but the music verged too much on yank wank for my tastes
    I dunno I'm not sure how you'd even approach the lunacy of okinawa and have that swelling up in the background.

    It doesn't seem right.

    "Yank wank" brilliantly sums up a feeling I was having trouble expressing.

    I felt the same way. I thought the racially derogatory stuff was a little over the top, too. I wasn't offended or anything, it just felt like they were trying to force the "they're the bad guys and we're supposed to hate them" angle. But I was kinda hoping that it was just because I went in being afraid of that exact thing happening.
    TheCanMan wrote: »
    I'm also eagerly awaiting Sunday evening. But has anyone else read any previews of it?

    I can't remember where (or even if it was a TV or in print), but I remember hearing that they toned down alot of the grittiness of BoB and substituted a more cheerleaderish "we're the good guys, they're the bad guys" feeling (which I can't remember ever feeling while watching BoB). The rationale was that BoB was created pre-9/11, when the American public was more comfortable with the grittiness.

    I have absolutely no idea how valid that point is, or even how trustworthy the source was (as I can't remember where it came from). But it definitely seems like something right up Spielberg's alley. I'm still really excited, but I have a tiny bit of doubt creeping into the back of my mind.

    D:

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