Babylon 5: In the Beginning Reviews
I, unlike many fans and the shows creators, take a different stance on whose fault the war was. The key-moment, gun-ports open, a stupid tradition signaled a great threat from the Old, very powerful, so-called Enlightened Mimbari that lead to much killing of the innocent. Our old friend, the religious Ambassador of the Mimbari to Babylon, lost her head and ordered humanity's destruction. Though she redeemed herself in the end, others of her kind would refuse to put an end to an unjust war. In all matters Earth Force behaved honorably and correctly to protect and fight for their very lives.
The acting was fantastic, as is in the series. The general style of acting in the entire franchise, much like for Star Trek, was very theatrical in the classical sense. The strong expression of emotion, living and breathing the roles, much like the text of a novel where the character's thoughts and emotions are written right there, in your face, so that you may indulge more fully in every scene, in every word, in every look, in every feeling gaining a very intimate relationship with the story at hand and making for a richer experience.
I'm only giving this 4 and a half stars because of the deleted scenes (which you'll hear about in the commentaries).