Sorry guys I know I’m late with this review, I’ve just been so busy and will continue to be busy for the next several months now so sorry for that in advance! I had the opportunity to add Platoon to our list for this eighties week, I had heard of it before and google says it’s one of the top film from the decade. Typically, I like war movies with tons of gunfire, explosions, etc. But this wasn’t really that. This film touched more on the aspects of the soldier experience and the morals that come with war in Vietnam than it did on the actual fighting and (for the most part) losing this war.
Charlie Sheen is the star in this film… which is weird to me. Two and a Half Men is probably the only thing I’ve ever seen him in (which I love this show), but that fact that he is SO YOUNG in Platoon it’s like watching another actor. Also starring Willem Dafoe as a young man along with several other actors I’ve heard of before. Forest Whitaker, Kevin Dillon, Keith David.
So I’m going to be honest. I fell asleep during this movie. I think I made it a third of the way through… to the point where Sheen’s character saves the Vietnamese girl from the horrible minded American soldiers. And after the brutality of their actions on that poor defenseless farmers town. After that, I can’t tell you what happened. I know I’m supposed to be writing a review of this movie so I should have gone back and re watched it, but if I fell asleep would it really be worth it? No, because I’m not a professional and I don’t care.
When I woke up the movie was pretty much over. They were going home and were left with the decisions they made to stay alive and live their lives best they can in the jungles of southeast Asia. I’m going to go ahead and say I “Hated It” because from what I watched, I would not go back and try to watch the whole thing again. (1/5).
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