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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Iconoclastic

    Whatever you can say about Oliver Stone's films, politics, or his arrogant demeanor, one must be in awe of this film. Partly based on Stone's own experiences in Vietnam and literary and poetic imagery, this movie became the film to the Vietnam War as Phillip Caputo's memoir A Rumor Of War was to literature. Everything in the movie was fairly unique for that time period it told the story of the regular grunt in the field, has a contradictory look at war (from Chris liking it in the beginning to despair at the end), and it also diverged from many of Stone's films because he wasn't trying to make a statement. There are no politics here, unless you take into account the fighting between Barnes and Elias, it is a highly personal, and presumably cathartic film for Stone. Clearly, Stone had feelings from that war that only a veteran can have. It is made all the more radiant by the melancholy symphony of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Oliver Stone's best!

    This is hands down one of the best films about the Vietnam war. It doesn't just show a war story, it tells it from the point of view of the soliders. Baseing the film on his own experiences in Vietnam, Oliver Stone made the film on a fairly low budget and won the oscar for Best Director.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great movie. One of the best films ever made.

    Platoon is probably the greatest war film of our time, or any other time that will ever be. I think it captures the truth and the brutality of warfare unlike some films, which end up glorifying combat. Platoon doesn't make combat seem glamorous. Instead, it opens your eyes to help you see how horrible and deeply tragic killing our fellow man really is. The lead character Chris speaks in a monologue at the end of the film stating, ''...be that as it may, those of us who did it make it, have an obligation to build again...to try and teach to others what we know...and try the best with our lives, to find the goodness and meaning in this life.'' I couldn't agree more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''Platoon'' tells real story of vietnam war

    Platoon is a real hands on experience of vietnam the movie tells the story of a young man in vietnam with all the awesome war like sequences it makes the viewer feel like hes actually there in the feild fightin the battle the brave young men did in the sixties the film is by far the best war film ever and the sound is unbelieveable the film is good for young and old people the film tells what really happend in vietnam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2000

    The Best Vietnam Movie

    Platoon in my view is the best Vietnam movie. It touches on subjects that other Vietnam don't. It shows very well what war can do to young men that get drafted to war and aren't prepared for it. Platoon is a great movie and anyone wanting to join the army should watch this movie. 5 Stars!!

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