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Review of Apocalypse Now
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The Horror...the horror...

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Well..what can you write about the best anti-war movie of all time?
First of all the film is a war epic, with a strong antiwar message and sublime scenes. The chaos, misinformation, madness and horror of Vietnam are presented in their entirety over the celluloid. The movie however did not stop there, but slowly turns into a surreal nightmare to study the impact of war on the psychology of every soldier to end up as the ultimate definition of horror.


Captain Willard begins by saying that he tells the story of Vietnam through of his own story.Everyone can say only his own story, which always takes place at a specific time.Well..Who has the knowledge of the whole story to describe it?
Is a modern Odysseus,he passes a series of adventure and remains silent and enigmatic,until he reach his Ithaca,up to atone for what he has lived. Be redeemed or reach its own tipping point and break once and for all?
The screenshots in this impeccable three-hour film intact to the horrors of war, at political, philosophical, and especially in human terms. 'From the fury of the corrupt rulers in power, the merciless slaughter of soldiers who has been participated voluntarely, almost hypnotized,as the internal conflict and dissolution to bring the king of horror.The war is for everyone equally destructive and merciless.


The other big point are the performances.First of all the amazing silently and enigmaticaly Martin Sheen,gives to his character the face of Odysseus.Robert Duvall,an amazing actor in one of his best performances.And the secondary roles,Lawrence Fishburne,Sam Bottoms,Frederic Forrest and Albert Hall,have all a story to tell and show the madnesss of the war.Very good and the "crazy" Dennis Hopper.Everybody lost their mind there.
But the big star is one:Marlon Brando.Horror and madness in this masterpiece have a name and is Colonel Walter E. Kurtz.He has founded a new nation in Cambodia. He has totally lost track of the imperialist image. He has traumatical experiences from the destructives wars.He finds the solution only by himself.This different kind of persona scare both genuine imperial princes and send the captain a secret mission.
The performance of Marlon Brando is brilliantly amazing.You feel scary only by watching him.


It is a long movie..but you have not to be worry because Apocalypse Now is a experience you must live.

10/10
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Added by propelas 3 years ago
on 24 August 2011 12:56

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Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 27 9:02
First of all, I'm not sure if it is anti-war flick.
Futhermore, what do you mean with 'misinformation of vietnam'?
What the hell is a 'selinoint' ?
'to end up as the ultimate definition of horror', you see that it is a typical example of what I meant with 'overblown'.
'who does really knowns the story of each person to tell it?' this sentence doesn't make much sense...
Then, the comparison with Odysseus is again barely readable and belongs to the pseudo-analysis that I also mentioned before.
'He has totally lost track of the imperialist image.' what on earth did you mean with this? What has the imperialist image (can you explain to me what is this?) has to do with Kurtz?
'It is a long-time story'. It is a long movie.... is it so hard ?

To conclude, it is a mess like all your reviews and it blows my mind that you really got 4 votes for it. You mean well and you have some good ideas but you try way to hard to make it sounds complicated and fancy. You should simplify and makes sure the most simple thing like 'It is a long movie' are correct before starting with the heavy stuff.

For the other user listal members who read this, propelas requested me to review his review so don't get mad...
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 27 9:17
Ty very much for your opinion.I'll fix my grammar mistakes.
Well my friend,first of all i don't speak very good english but you,a movie fan,you don't know what celluloid is?No i'm not gonna to explain you.Not even what imperialist image means.I guess is too hard to you.
Pseydoanalysis???
I guess that everything your don't undertand is pseydoanalysis.
Yes is it very hard for me.I try to fix my grammar.
Cinema is art my friend and this you never gonna undertanding it.(If i spell it right,if not please forgive me).
"For the other user listal members who read this, propelas requested me to review his review so don't get mad..."
What are you?10 years old?
Don't get mad.It's ok.I try to understand a movie you don't.
I promise you that i'll try to fix my english and my reviews.
And maybe some day write like you.
oh wait,Apocalypse now?Good acting,good directing,very good flick,definitely worth a look.Yes i just did it.
And please stop it here.Ty vey much for your nice comment but i don't like phrases like what the hell?Is not very kind.
Edit: 3 years, 2 months ago
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 9:51
Hey, man, you asked me to review this and now, you are pissed? It was your idea, not mine.

I mean, you put some vague comments about the so-called imperialist image and I simply asked you to explain it to me. Maybe you can convince me about what it has it do with Kurtz.

Let's see
'Imperialism' : the creation and/or maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination (wikipedia).

So, what do you mean by 'He has totally lost track of the imperialist image.' ? What is 'an imperialist image' ? I mean, it's just too easy, you ask me to check your review, I point to you some things that I don't understand and the only thing that you can say is 'I guess is too hard to you.' Just try me... I'm not that stupid, you know.
You know what I think? I think you put all those fancy sentences like 'He has totally lost track of the imperialist image' but actually, you have no clue about what you are talking about. If I'm wrong, just proove it to me and explain what the hell do you mean with this sentence.

You claim that your reviews are deeper and thoughtful. That's fine to me but when someone ask you to explain your thoughts, you cannot give any answer. Fishy, ain't it?
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:23
You don't stop right?First of all you told me to send you my review to read it,right?Right.I send it,you make a very nice comment and that's it.But,haha,believe me,i know what means Imperialism i don't need wiki to told me.
No,i don't use to explain my reviews.If you don't understand something i'm sorry.So stop it here!
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Apr 23 9:04
Propelas, if you haven't seen the Redux version I strongly recommend that you do. It is an hour longer and fills in the plot further with story about (not only) French colonists in Cambodia and adds a very useful counterpoint to what is otherwise a slightly unbalanced film.

Thanks for the review and don't be disheartened, we can't please everyone and a review is an opinion first and foremost from our own standpoint. As for your grammar, I'd say that considering English is your second (?) language you've done well and made your points with some bonus humour. So keep trying.

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