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Old 03-08-2007, 08:49 PM   #31
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I said Schindlers List and SPR are #1 by a country mile more in a sense that to me they are the undisputed #1 war films ever made, not that Platoon isn't in their league...Platoon is probably my 3rd/4th favorite war movie, right with Enemy At The Gates.

I don't know why I like SPR more, I think the movie is very long but filled with action...the acting is superb, the story line is amazing...great finish, touching ending...the opening scene where they were taking over the beach was one of the most intense war scenes I've ever scene, I just didn't get that emotion from Platoon...and Schindler's List, my mom refuses to watch it...I'm not a great movie critic, I just enjoyed Saving Private Ryan more, it was more entertaining for me.
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I work at a a video game company and helped design the game "Brothers in Arms"...

I have seen Band of Brothers and SPR so many times I can't count....they are the best


you are crazy though if you think that Ful Metal Jacket isn't one of the greatest war movies of all time....it is one of the greatest movies ever made...
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:57 PM   #33
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you are crazy though if you think that Ful Metal Jacket isn't one of the greatest war movies of all time....it is one of the greatest movies ever made...
No, I really have to disagree.

The training sequence is terrific, actually. But it goes steadily downhill from there. The scene in the city is brutal... we've got U.S. Marines, who have following orders beaten into their brains so much that they don't even think about it, directly disobeying, and running out like ducks to get shot. It just doesn't make sense. I know they're worried about your buddy, but getting shot only further hurts your unit.

Additionally, the Vietnam sequence lacks a sense of authenticity. The characters aren't easily identified with, and it lacks the connection with the viewer that "Platoon," "SPR," and "Band of Brothers" have. I can't rightly put that movie anywhere near those three. It's not even the best movie about Vietnam ever made, nevermind best ever.
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No, I really have to disagree.

The training sequence is terrific, actually. But it goes steadily downhill from there. The scene in the city is brutal... we've got U.S. Marines, who have following orders beaten into their brains so much that they don't even think about it, directly disobeying, and running out like ducks to get shot. It just doesn't make sense. I know they're worried about your buddy, but getting shot only further hurts your unit.

Additionally, the Vietnam sequence lacks a sense of authenticity. The characters aren't easily identified with, and it lacks the connection with the viewer that "Platoon," "SPR," and "Band of Brothers" have. I can't rightly put that movie anywhere near those three. It's not even the best movie about Vietnam ever made, nevermind best ever.

it is no Band of Brothers or SPR...but I do put it above Platoon...jmo
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