Movie best represents Vietnam War - Page 2

View Poll Results :which movie best sums up the Vietnam war for you?
rambo 1 2.04%
apocalypse now 3 6.12%
casulties of war 0 0%
full metal jacket 5 10.20%
we were soldiers 27 55.10%
platoon 13 26.53%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

January 15th, 2005  
I agree with Doody

Hamburger Hill

January 15th, 2005  
In my opinion, We were Soldiers is a kinda sad movie, you know all those men died for nothing, and Vietnam continued on. I dont know much about Vietnam, but I do know that it was really long and a lot of guys didnt come home.
January 15th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
"we were soldiers" is a great movie, but it only depicts on battle without grasping bigger issues of the vietnam war. The only real race issue was where one of the white soldier's wives said she could not wash here "colors" at the laundry mat. The battle at the Ia Drang valley was more bloody than at Hill 937 "hamburger hill." There were 151 KIA 121 WIA US 403 KIA 150 WIA NVA at Drang Valley while 56 KIA 420 WIA US and 400-600 KIA NVA.

Hamburger Hill shows more than just fighting. It shows new recruits who do not know jack. There is bigger issue with race and the draft. At one point, a black soldier died "on point" who only had a week left in Nam. White soldiers who were short were put up at Battalion away from the fighting. There are a few instances of drugs and prostitutes.

The verdict is that "We Were Soldiers" is a great movie for one battle while "Hamburger Hill" covers more issues that soldiers dealt with in Vietnam.
January 15th, 2005  
In my opinion, We were Soldiers is a kinda sad movie, you know all those men died for nothing, and Vietnam continued on
i must say that i really almost cried,really,it brought me to the edge.Especially that mail delivering...........and id like to see a guy telling me that he "likes war"
January 16th, 2005  
I was one of the lucky ones in 1965 when I had my 3 years in but I talked with friends who were drafted and got so many different stories that I finally figured out that no one battle or movie for that matter could depict a country-wide war. A friend at work was drafted in '70 and spent his time in the Ashaw Valley. He said that he fired at one guy who was aiming an RPG at the helicopter with a "20 round burst" and the guy was still there, he missed. A buddy of his fired one shot and killed the VC before he could fire. He said, other than that, he didn't have a close encounter but a lot of firing at the jungle. He was 82nd Airborne.

My next door neighbor who was 18 joined about the same time and went to NCO school to be an APC team leader. He was under constant fire until his vehicle was hit, also by an RPG. The last time I saw him. they were still removing fragments from his back. He and one other trooper made it out alive.

A High School buddy was drafted in '67 and said he burned waste from the latrines for about six months, among other details, and was thrown into combat where he saw light action but no hand to hand or close encounters.

I guess I'm saying that different people would write totally different books or movies depending on where they were. The Marines who were attacked during the TET offensive can make the hair stand up on the nape of your neck with their experiences.

We Were Soldiers had to be close.
January 17th, 2005  
Hamburger Hill. It seemed to have had the correct morale of the soldiers in Vietnam.. And yes, We Were Soldiers was a great movie, but that was one of the first major battles of Vietnam, if not the first, I'm not sure, but anyways, the soldiers really believed in what they were doing.
January 17th, 2005  
Italian Guy
Originally Posted by Charge_7
All those Spanish speaking guys in the helicopter scene at the end might give ya a clue he he.

Yeah it is
Right, but it's a bit misleading, though. The girl they take as pow is asian.
January 17th, 2005  

Topic: me me m eme

GREAT ESCAPE.................i know off topic but had to say
January 17th, 2005  
It would have to be a tie between "We were Soldiers" and "Platoon". Even though we were soldiers put alot of time into the emotions of the war, but platoon has more of the firefights so you actually know what Vietnam was like in that war.
January 18th, 2005  
Originally Posted by Italian Guy

Right, but it's a bit misleading, though. The girl they take as pow is asian.

Epilida Carrillo. She's Mexicana