DVD Review: WWII From Space
WWII From Space really isn’t what it claims to be. Experience the Second World War from a new perspective the cover promises, but really, the from space angle is just animated maps, and believe me, I’ve seen my fair share of maps in World War Two documentaries. To be fair, The History Channel have produced a visually spectacular, rapid overview of some of the main points of the Second World War.
It is of course from a totally American point of view, and in essence really shows the journey from a country that didn’t have a foot hold in the world leaders game, to becoming the dominant world power. Surprisingly however, WWII From Space dose briefly mention just how much Britain had to give the Americans for them to enter the war, though you’ll have to read between the lines to realise that if it wasnt for the sacrifices of Britain, America would not be the nation she is today. In fact America would probably be more like the scenario depicted in the video game Homefront.
Surprisingly though WWII From Space manages to miss out on some key part of World War II, though at a sparse 88 minutes long and covering all three theaters of war, it would seem a necessary evil.
As an introduction or brief overview of the war, WWII From Space is a modern documentary that breaths life into an over analysed period of modern history, and could be a gate way into wanting to learn more.
For World War Two buffs however, the flashy presentation doesn’t really add anything.
Rating: PG Violence.