Tuesday, November 27, 2007


"The First Casualty of War is Innocence"

This movie is a real classic and winner of 4 Academy Awards. Platoon is written and directed by Oliver Stone and stars young Charlie Sheen known as Chris Taylor in the movie. The movie shows what it is like in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Platoon is extremely tense and keeps you on the edge of your seat during the whole movie.

Throughout the movie Charlie Sheen gives you mini monologues or little journal entries letting you know what day it is and how he feels about the whole situation over in Vietnam. This technique makes it a lot easier to know what the troops are about to do and where they are headed.

Oliver Stone does a great job filming this movie by making it very realistic. He does a great job showing the types of problems and difficult situations are troops and the Viennese were put in while this war was going on. The movie includes a little of everything from the killing and raping of innocent girls to extremely exciting ambushes and firefights, to even friendly fire of our own troops due to an argument. The movie really shows all the extreme events our troops had to go through and after watching this movie it is easy for me to understand why so many of our soldiers had a hard time adjusting back to life in the United States.

This is a great action movie that really keeps your attention from the opening scene to the very last scene. This movie definitely deserved all 4 Academy Awards it was given!

1 comment:

Vladigogo said...

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