08 August 2010
Somebody once wrote: "Hell is the impossibility of reason." That's what this place feels like. Hell.
So basically: Chris is a young college student who volunteers to go to Vietnam in 1967. He is sent to into a platoon of lower class citizens, the people who make up the majority of soldiers fighting in Vietnam. Chris soon realizes that coming the war was a big mistake on his part. All the while, two of the Sergeants in his platoon are at odds; Sgt Barnes will do whatever it takes to win the war, while Sgt Elias refuses to let go of his humanity.
I didn't like this movie. It felt too Hollywood. None of the characters felt real, nor did I have a connection to any of them. They just seem to fill up characters of soldiers.
I don't think this movie deserves to be on the list at all. I honestly don't see why it's so praised. It looks fake the entire time.
Ziggi seal of disapproval.