I honestly can not understand how someone is able to dislike this film.
You have to be of a certain age to really understand and enjoy this movie.
I thought it was just "ok" when I watched it in my teens/20s. I started to like it in my 30s. Late 30s, I really
enjoyed it. Now, in my 40s, I think it's as amazing as everyone says, but maybe for different reasons.
When you watch it as a youngster, you view it as if you were one of the soldiers on the boat under Sheen's command. Then, as you get older, you start watching from Sheen's point of view. Then Sheen's supervisors. Then, finally, you can see Kurtz's point of view. I will not comment on whether or not I have made to that point yet.