Misc. Platoon vs Full Metal jacket (poll)

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Which do you prefer

  1. Platoon

    64 vote(s)
    34.0%
  2. Full Metal jacket

    124 vote(s)
    66.0%
  1. potroast

    potroast Well-Known Member VIP

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    I sat a few rows behind some Vietnam era guys for Platoon. They looked pretty fucking shell shocked at the end of that movie. Didn't get out of their seats for a while.
     
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    It's close but Platoon for me. Dafoe running through the woods like a deer.
    Gets shot like one too
     
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    Poll is what? Sir!
     
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    R. Lee Ermey and D'Onofrio were amazing - and both received a shitload of acting awards
     
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    Platoon by far.

    But for some reason FMJ is leading in the poll by a large margin
     
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    I though
    ermey was great. I thought the fat kid sucked.
     
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    How Ermey got on was amazing - an adviser who outshone the guy hired to play the role. Apparently much of his dialogue was improvised.
     
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    Apocalypse Now
     
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    Not even close. Full metal Jacket is way better.
     
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    This 1000%
     
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    :wink:

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    Just watched ‘Platoon’ recently and holy shit does it NOT hold up.

    Now that I think of it, most of Oliver Stone’s movies actually suck..
     
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    From a realism perspective, it's my opinion that Platoon is probably as close as it gets to depicting of what the average grunt in Vietnam experienced. I served in the Army soon after Vietnam, so while I didn't experience combat there, the depiction of a platoon in the US Army was pretty close to what I experienced. Actual Vietnam vets have told me it was tough to watch because it was so realistic.

    Having said that, from an entertainment perspective, I enjoyed Full Metal Jacket, part of which was based on Michael Herr's book, Dispatches which details his time (as a journalist) covering the war. It's well worth the read IMO.

    As for AN, well, I'm a Coppala fan, and while I enjoyed the film, it was more of an poetic and surrealistic depiction of the war; it has it's place, but IMO, it has very little to do with what American Troops actually experienced in Vietnam.
     
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    Hamburger Hill from the same period as Platoon and FMJ was decent. A little melodramatic IMO, but still OK. It did advance the careers of Dylan McDermott, Steven Weber and Courtney B. Vance, all of whom went on to major film and TV roles.

     
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    I thought a lot about this, and while I personally think platoon holds up I agree many of his films are overrated.
     
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    I'll have to go with Platoon for a few reasons...

    Back in 1984 I actually auditioned as an extra for Platoon. There was an ad in the NJ Star Ledger for extras for this movie no one knew anything about. I had just got out of the army so I figured why not. It was just a small ad in the paper. I read a commercial and then the guy there just wanted me to pay for head shots and acting school. I forgot about it.

    Then the movie came out. Wow, so this was the movie I auditioned to be an extra for. Wish I had passed the audition.

    Through the years, yea I had heard that Platoon helped Vietnam vets come to terms with what happened to them. Plus Oliver Stone was a Vietnam vet. It was his story.

    Platoon was more personal. It was the grunts, the infantry guys. I went thru infantry training in Fort Benning. I was in in 1981 so it was nothing like these guys went thru. But I got enough knowledge of what it could be like, to understand it, if that makes any sense.

    OK, I live in Key West now. And they had their annual Key West Film Fest last November. One of the films was "Brothers In Arms", a documentary on the making of Platoon.
    I attended it. And it was great! I encourage everyone to see it.

    It was made by the guy that played Doc in the movie. It was his way of saying thanks to the guys that made the movie. Evidently the cast still keeps in touch often. They had a Q&A after the documentary. Some of the cast was there. I'll post photos after I write this.

    They still call Kevin Dillon "Bunny" when they get together.

    One story I will share is that once someone got killed in the movie - they filmed it chronologically - they left and went back to the states. They all hung out in this bar in the Philippines. And slowly, their group got smaller and smaller as each guy was killed off. The way they talk about it is far more interesting than what I can type here.

    Again, I recommend this documentary to you all. It's so goddamn funny at times also. Platoon was just this small movie, and all of these guys were new to acting at the time, except for maybe Tom Berenger.

    The girl that Barnes was gonna shoot in that one scene, she was in the audience, but everyone on the stage didn't know that. They talked about that scene, then they introduced her, unbeknownst to Tom Berenger. It was very emotional because they hadn't seen her since they filmed the movie 30 plus years ago. I'm including the photo of them. They hadn't seen each other since the movie was filmed.

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    Apocalypse :fail:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lol:


    I love the smell of fail in the morning!


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    that was a very chilling moment in that movie:(


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    Erika Thomas and Tom Berenger reunite for the first time since filming “Platoon” on stage at the Key West Film Festival. Photo Larry Blackburn.

     
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