Thursday, February 28, 2013

Apocalypse Now (1979)

This film truly shows the absurdity of war.  The story is about a man sent on a secret mission to kill a rogue colonel in Cambodia.  He travels by boat to get there, and sees all sorts of craziness. One dude is surfing while bombs are going off, and later the man passes a stage of playboy bunnies and witnesses the soldiers rush the stage. But he stays true to his mission, he's off to kill that guy.  But the colonel, whose name is Kurtz, is ready for him. He wants to die as a soldier, not waste away in the jungle. He tells him, "Horror...Horror has a face, and you must make a friend of horror." This movie is crazy, and violent, and dark, so I give it an 8/10.

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