Hanks' and Speilberg's "The Pacific", a 10 part miniseries on HBO, that ran last March on HBO, will be rerun, starting this Thursday, on Veterans Day.
The ratings were not what HBO wanted or expected last March, so I fail to see why they believe running it again for a day set aside to honor veterans, will help.
The following were my initial thoughts on this anti-war propaganda. My opinion has not only not changed, it is reinforced in my mind with the latest slap in the face to all of our troops, not just the WWI heroes.
Resurrecting their failed attempt to draw in a new generation of anti-war hippies, HBO will rerun The Pacific, on Veterans Day.
This did not work for them when they ran it on Easter Sunday last year, and I believe it will not work for them on Veterans Day.
The Nielsen Ratings for Tom Hanks story of WWII, what he calls the "war of racism and terror", not for Japan's part but for America's role in it, dropped its measly ratings even further on Easter Sunday than in prior weeks.
On Easter, the ratings dropped to 2.5 million from the paltry 2.77 million the week before. Given that Hanks' war epic is based on a war he says was fought for the soul purpose of "killing the slanty eyed yellow man", does anyone wonder why?
The first episode was seen by 3 million people, while the second episode was seen by 2.8 million. Since this bomb cost more than 200 million to make, I am glad that viewers chose to watch The Ten Commandments on Easter Sunday instead.
The annual showing of The Ten Commandments drew in 3 times as many viewers as The Pacific, with 6.81 million people watching a movie they watch every year on Easter Sunday.
For me, there is no competition between an epic story of religious struggle and freedom taken from the Bible, and a story that trashes my country and its warriors, our veterans, courtesy of Hanks and Spielberg.