This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!
Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 May 2020)
Brief Synopsis – 5 new recruits must endure the rigorous training as marines before being shipped out to fight n Vietnam.
Bottom Line – Really powerful and poignant film that works on so many levels. The cats is superb and help make things feel even more realistic along the way. The story is able to give us a very distinct viewpoint on the training of soldiers for Vietnam and how things actually work once they get there. They are able to give us some really diverse characters that don’t feel like stereotypes and the way that each character is developed helps make us care so much about what will happen to them along the journey that they all undertake. The action scenes are shown quite realistically and that helps make things even more powerful to watch unfold. Loved seeing R. Lee Ermey as a drill instructor here because he so perfectly was able to embody this kind of role in any film he was in. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – R. Lee Ermey was completely unaware that Stan Shaw had a switchblade in his shirt pocket in the recruit receiving area. When Shaw pulls the knife out what you see is Ermey’s actual reaction. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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