(Don't know why the image turned out to be upside down, must have been holding the phone the wrong way :P)
I saw the movie for the first time about a few days ago. It was definitely great. Private Pyle as a character definitely hit home for me since I was basically just like him in Gym class. Being slow,doing things wrong,being dumb,thinking everyone hated me,not being able to do a pull up/push up, etc. I know a high criticism for the film is that people don't like the part after the film leaves the training facility. But I myself didn't think the second half of the film was bad at all, I actually quite enjoyed it. Also seeing urban warfare in a Vietnam film after seeing movies like Platoon, Casualties of War, Hamburger Hill, and Apocalypse Now which all took place in the jungle, was a nice change of pace and setting and it was eye-opening. I also started appreciating the movie has a whole after watching some film analysis videos. They are truly engaging and interesting. Here is a few I like:
What are your thoughts on this movie?