"The first casualty of war is innocence."A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Still my favorite film
Every once in a while I will watch this film again and see if maybe I have
grown tired of it. Surely after "Saving Private Ryan," "Titanic," "Crimes
and Misdemeanors," or "Schindler's List" I have seen a better film. Well,
after every viewing there is something about Oliver Stone's masterpiece
keeps me saying that I have never seen anything better.
I am a sucker for Vietnam pictures. "Apocalypse Now" and "The Deer
also rank in my top ten of all time. Stories about Vietnam can run the
entire gambit of human emotions. "Platoon" is not only a documentation of
America's sordid involvement in a foreign civil war, it is also a dramatic
story of human response. A life developing in the most horrible of
There have been films put together better. There have been films with
detailed and interesting plots. But none have ever told a more touching
story of human development set in the backdrop of bloody violence and
Rating: 10 out of 10.