Friday, November 15, 2013

Platoon 1986 (Oliver Stone)

Roger Ebert:
It was Francois Truffaut who said that it's not possible to make an anti-war movie, because all war movies, with their energy and sense of adventure, end up making combat look like fun. If Truffaut had lived to see "Platoon," the best film of 1986, he might have wanted to modify his opinion. Here is a movie that regards combat from ground level, from the infantryman's point of view, and it does not make war look like fun.

2 comments:

Seongyong Cho said...

I agree with Ebert; Truffaut would surely have changed his opinion if he had watched this film and other gritty modern war films of our time.

S. M. Rana said...

Why have wars been called glorious?