Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The War

Due to the sheer magnitude of the greatest and bloodiest conflict in history, Ken Burns decided to focus his series documenting World War II on four disparate American cities (Mobile, Alabama; Luverne, Minnesota; Sacremento, California; Waterbury Connecticut) and the impact the War to End All Wars had on the men who served and on those who contributed on the homefront. Fascinating footage and harrowing stories meshed with a less than desirable approach to the material sadly result in a mixed bag, with Burns being more concerned about the home effort and the war's effect on loved ones and focusing less on causes, battles, maneuverings, etc.
** 1/2 out of ****