Movie best represents Vietnam War - Page 3




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

 
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Boots
 
January 18th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Right on top of things there again 03USMC. LOL!
January 18th, 2005  
beardo
 
i put we were soldiers but now ive changed my mind to Platoon
January 18th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
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Right on top of things there again 03USMC. LOL!

Well I do try to impart what little knowledge I can.
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Boots
January 19th, 2005  
Lupos
 
 
We were Soldiers and Platoon are the two best, especially since they are very opposite from each other. We Were Soldiers focuses on the beginning of the war and draws the battlefield action from a MAJOR battle. Platoon takes place towards the end of the war, mostly conscript army that does not want to be there. Also, with the exception of the ending the battles are mostly skirmishes. However, I believe if you want to see an interesting movie that shows the role the war played in one mans life you should watch Forrest Gump. The Vietnam part was only one part of the large epic, but you see the effect it played on your average (well, maybe not average) mans life. Full Metal Jacket was a great satire, Apocalypse Now was wierd, and Hamburger Hill was also good. Casualties Of War was a good choice, and not well known.
January 19th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
Platoon and The Quiet American.

The Quiet American showed a whole side of the war that you never see before.

As for "We were soldiers", filmed in Australia, gotta love the Gum trees in Nam
January 19th, 2005  
Pierrot
 
I voted for Platoon, because the action takes place in the jungle and this is the mean site for the struggle against the NVN.
Of course some battles were in the city, particulary during the TÍt offensive, but jungle was the repair of the viets, so i didn't vote for Full Metal Jacket.
Concerning "We were soldiers" I have never seen it
January 19th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
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Platoon and The Quiet American.

The Quiet American showed a whole side of the war that you never see before.

As for "We were soldiers", filmed in Australia, gotta love the Gum trees in Nam

hahahaha i was wondering about that!

good point on the quite american... you almost never see the french mentioned, we were soldiers did, and i loved the bit with the bugle
January 20th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
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Right, but it's a bit misleading, though. The girl they take as pow is asian.

Epilida Carrillo. She's Mexicana
Thanks man 8)
January 20th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
I said Platoon. That was really good... a bit more so than We Were Soldiers I thought because it followed one joe and did a great job of it. In We Were Soliders, you followed an entire Battallion and the main character was the commanding officer.
Speaking of which, you know you could actually kind of link those two movies? In Platoon, Elias mentions how the hard ass sarge played by Mark Berenger still believes and how he used to believe but not anymore? So you could imagine those two sergeants being from the cadre that first arrived in Vietnam.

And do read the book We Were Soldiers!!! It was an era of transformation. The Army changed the way it fought (at least sometimes anyways) and the American public changed.... and the soldiers felt it big time. When they went to war, it felt like it was Korea or World War II. When they came back, they realized the whole world had changed.... interesting read. You just have to read it. I read it years and years before the movie came out so I was quite pleasantly surprised.
January 21st, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
I don't really like any Vietnam movies but We Were Soldiers is probably a good choice. I saw platoon, but it it doesn't make too much sense when the own team is killing each other for no reason.