The World Wars (2014) - Documentary, History, War

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The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and ...

IMDB: 8.1
Stars: Mike Adler, Daniel Martin Berkey
Length: 270 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 6 out of 49 found boring (12.24%)

One-line Reviews (10)

A Waste of Time and Just Plain Awful .

The series examines the two wars as one contiguous time line starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945 with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before ultimately calling the shots in World War II.

The mini-series still gets 3 stars because, despite all of its flaws, it is at least entertaining fiction.

I am sad that this could've been a really awesome presentation into the personalities of Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt and Hitler to show us their points of view and yet it just is a this boring "documentary" which walks on a treaded path trying to earn a buck.

Not only was it badly edited, but the narrator was a plodding, monotone voice that showed little or no emotion during the program.

This junk is a waste of the audience's time and should be avoided.

Propaganda's weakness lies in its inability to mask the contradictions and this documentary is full of contradictions and haphazard attempts to self aggrandizement.

What was once one of the most fascinating and informative channels for us history buffs has become a hodgepodge of reality crap shows.

Roosevelt that his voice and manner of speaking are well known - both Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin stood around 5 feet 5 inches tall (historical facts), but in their supposed meeting when Lenin returned to Russia, the actor portraying the younger Josef Stalin stood much taller than Lenin, plus, I understand such a meeting between the two is a highly questionable event - during the World War II segments with Adolf Hitler meeting with some of his officers, the length of the hair of some of the actors playing officers was way too long to be acceptable in the German militaryBottom line: Please do not use this series to teach history!

Or, are they simply willing to throw away the facts in order to write what they think is a more entertaining story?