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Apocalypse Now



Watching on netflix now.

Man I never grow tired of watch ing this. The cast is just a ridiculous list of talent!

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like victory!







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drexyl
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Never seen this movie, and I feel bad about that.





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Seriously? I recommend.





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I never grow tired of watching this






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A masterpiece. Watch the theatrical cut.





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One of the more overrated movies out there. I thoroughly enjoyed the first hour or so of the film. But then they went upriver, into the heart of darkness, and the movie became bogged down. I know what it was trying to do, what the overall arc and message of the film was, but it just didn't sit well with me.






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Overrated?
I don't agree.






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Meh. I really liked it at one time. Now I see it as just a mess of a film.





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One of the more overrated movies out there.


Agreed






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love it. such a classic.

redux sucked arse though






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Like most truly ambitious works of art in film, it's controversial and results in divided opinion. Sure, it's a mess toward the end second act. And the third act is sort of "what the frick"? But the source material (Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness") was captured pretty well, I thought. Brando was just as nuts as Kurtz was. That was perfect.





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One of the more overrated movies out there


yeah its a tad overrated. still a good movie






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CHARLIE DON'T SURF!!!

I don't know what Robert Duvall's greatest role has been - Tom Hagan, Gus McCrae, or many others - but I thought his portrayal of Col Kilgore was among his best. I love the part of the movie that he's in.






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Robert Duvall was the best part of the movie. The film lost a lot of its swagger for me once he was left behind by the plot.

And was I the only other person who felt Martin Sheen was a mediocre lead for this movie? He just seemed out of place and miscast.







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One of the more overrated movies out there. I thoroughly enjoyed the first hour or so of the film. But then they went upriver, into the heart of darkness, and the movie became bogged down.






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Dennis Hopper's bit part was fantastic too. I love a lot of the actor's performances and used to love this film, but unfortunately I like it less and less the more I see it.





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Makes me want to go find some playboy models to turn out..





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Man I never grow tired of watch ing this. The cast is just a ridiculous list of talent!


Sam Bottom's career never really took off - he was so good, young, Last Picture Show (just a kid then, actually, 16), The Outlaw Josey Wales and Apocalypse Now.

It is also interesting to see Laurence Fishburne at that age.

Coppola has such a great sense of humor with things, such as casting Harrison Ford in this film, with the character name of COL G. Lucas.






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The film lost a lot of its swagger for me once he was left behind by the plot.


Ya'll are missing the point of the whole movie - just as in the Heart of Darkness - it's a story about a journey from "here" to "there" - and this particular journey is America's journey to war in Vietnam (kind of war generally).

Willard is a mess - he belongs on the mission - he serves no other role. Everything is nice, neat and tidy when he gets the briefing (freakin' brass, man, always live the high life) - then, as he goes "up" the river, things get worse and worse - order breaks down and ultimately it is an individual battle for survival.

And, just as he predicted, he became what he was sent to destroy.

You fellas should read a book or two.






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Movie is awesome, had always heard people talk about it then I finally watched.





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