This was the first time I have seen Platoon. The story was absolutely astonishing. I can’t believe how crazy the Vietnam war must have been. Those poor soldiers who had to put up with not only fighting with the Vietnamese, they had to fight with their own fellow Americans. The circumstances that they are placed in and the living conditions they were forced to live in seem intolerable. They would drive any sane person crazy. Some of the characters seemed a little over the top as far as how extreme they were acting, but I guess that’s actually how it was. Those poor soldiers who were drafted in to fight a war that many didn’t even agree with, they had to of had a life altering experience, and not for the good either.
I enjoyed watching the movie for the education factor. I feel that I don’t know much about the Vietnam War to begin with so it was interesting to see it from this perspective. I enjoyed the realistic feeling the movie had to it. It didn’t seem like it was Hollywood but that it was a reality television show that actually followed around soldiers. The movie was very well done and gives a long term impression on the realities of War.