I haven't seen "The Pacific" miniseries yet, so I don't know how well the soundtrack fits the film. However, standing alone, The Pacific soundtrack is pretty good. It is pretty low key, and often very melancholy. There's certainly nothing like the heart-pounding battle tracks in Hans Zimmer's Gladiator or the emotional highs of Pearl Harbor. Nonetheless, The Pacific seems well suited for a historical drama about war. Even without having seen the series, the music's sadness strikes me as very appropriate given the horrors of the Pacific front. If I were to rate music on its ability to emotional move me, The Pacific definitely gets 5 stars. I only wish the song about the atomic bomb ("New Kind of Bomb") had been more memorable or distinct from the rest of the track. It seems like if any track should stand out, that would be it.
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'The Pacific' tracks the intertwined real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines - Robert Leckie (James Badge 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 and through the horror ofOkinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day. The music featured in this mini-series is by award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, and Geoff Zanelli and Blake Neely. Zimmer has composed music for more than 100 films, including the blockbusters The Lion King, Rain Man, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight.