145 – Platoon (1986)

There was some title screens at the beginning saying "Cambodia - 1967" and then this came up and for a nano second i thought the forest they were in was called Forest Whitaker.Derp.

There was some title screens at the beginning saying “Cambodia – 1967” and then this came up and for a nano second i thought the forest they were in was called Forest Whitaker.Derp.

War.What is it good for?Absolutely nothing.Platoon is written and directed by Oliver Stone and he’s done a great job is showing the in-humanity and reality of the Vietnam war.Charlie Sheen is the lead as Chris,a middle class college student who drops out,against his parents wishes,and enlists as private first class artillery.So basically a front line soldier.He does this because he believes it’s unethical for all the second class citizens to be fighting for his freedom while he sits on his ass.In the beginning of the film Chris in naive and over analysis’s his fellow platoon members.And because he’s middle class they hate his guts.By the end of the film Chris has become what he despised at the start and we see the effect war has on the human mind.There’s some really brutal scenes that I would say pretty much happened as-is. Stone also touches on the narcotic abuse by the american army,i think some 70% of vets returning had to be treated for opiate withdraw when they got back home.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –    7.8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  DISTURBING.KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR JOHNNY DEPP,THAT FUCKERS IN THERE SOMEWHERE.

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