Tuesday November 17, 2009 - 12:35 AM
Great start, long and boring journey, and finally no real ending.
Thursday March 26, 2009 - 9:33 PM
A great film. It is a fairly loose adaptation of the book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness ) but it works well because of the genius of the director.
'Charlie don't surf!'
Thursday March 26, 2009 - 3:23 PM
If you do not like this movie then you should be laced with napalm, raped, and shot in the head. All in that order.
Wednesday December 05, 2007 - 1:04 PM
Definately a classic.
Tuesday December 04, 2007 - 10:49 AM
No reason to get excited, the theif he kindly spoke =D
"In charge, aint no one in charge here..."
Monday December 03, 2007 - 8:01 PM
My second favourite movie of all time!! Glad some one decided to review it. Can get a tad boring through the middle, but keep watching!! A haunting look into the journey to insanity.
(Boat is pulling up to the last US post on the Mekong River. Night time. It's being attacked by VC. Complete SNAFU.)
Cook: Whaddya think, man?
Sufer kid (on acid) : It's beautiful.
Sunday December 02, 2007 - 11:29 PM
Monday November 19, 2007 - 1:15 AM
Double Oscar Award winning classic directed by Francis Ford Coppola (also directed the Godfather trilogy)
about a rogue colonel (marlon brando) in the vietnam war who goes insane and AWOL into cambodia with his close knit unit of soldiers, killing anyone who tries to tell him what to do and the army captain (martin sheen) sent to retrieve him or terminate him. the trials and tribulations of going through hostile territory, seeing the chaos and senselessness of a war that was never going to be won. LSD and tigers and surfboards. and snails crawling on the edge of a straight razor.
this is a TRUE CLASSIC and even though im not surprised it wasnt reviewed here (1979 after all, is probably before a lot of PR users were born) it will still entertain audiences today whether you are a discriminating film buff or just intoxicated and looking for an action filled trip. shit, if you were a film buff you should have seen this by now. this was the director's first claim to fame and skyrocketed him into the limelight along with the cast when it premiered (except for marlon brando, who was already famous). by the way, an interesting fact. the director went to the same university at the same time as jim morrison, lead singer of The Doors.
star studded cast... other than the two already mentioned you will see a very young harrison ford, laurence fishburne (way before he was morpheus, back when he was still smoking weed), robert duvall, and dennis hopper.
if you dont watch this movie, you seriously fuckin lose!
never get off the goddamn boat, and remember, charlie dont surf.
EDIT: i just watched the redux version for the first time. there is some extra footage that may have been too controversial for american audiences at the time of original release (i.e. the french point of view). the extra scenes dont necessarily add a lot to the film, but they are interesting nonetheless from an historical perspective. overall, i find this film to be extremely relevant to our modern times as well, im sure most of you will discover the same. peace be with you.