Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The platoon sees a lot of action during the movie and they lose a lot of men. Majority of the milieu is jungle because the guys are on the move all the time, or setting up an ambush or something. The focal point of the film is where they come across a village and they want to revenge their dead friend. Innocent people are killed, majority of them by Sgt. Barnes, but Elias gets there in time and the whole village doesn't end up in the body count. The platoon is divided into half, those who are with Elias and those who are with Barnes.
Towards the end of the movie Elias gets killed by Barnes and everything is just falling apart. Chris gets wounded in a grand final battle and then gets shipped back home.
The overall atmposphere is dark, but very vivid. You kinda feel like you're there and everything seems pretty realistic. This is the kind of film that really stirs up emotions, especially in the scene where destroy the village. I haven't got any complaints really, it's a great movie. The charactes are great, the scenery, music, editing...everything! Platoon goes to the same category with Apocalypse Now with it's dark and psychological feel, and that could be what they were aiming for with this film. All in all, a great classic.
Entertainment value: Excellent
You should watch this if: you're into exciting thrillers/deep & emotional action films.
P.S. This film should really be watched, not ran in the backround when having a party or something.
Posted by supermushroomcloud at 5:20 PM