Apocalypse Now Redux

January 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE: Apocalypse Now Redux

NUTSHELL: The President of the United States goes up river in Vietnam to find a rogue Colonel who “split from the whole fuckin’ program.”

GOOD THINGS: Robert Duvall, more Harrison Ford than original, okay okay… most of the rest of the movie too

BAD THINGS: The French plantation sequence. Fuck the French plantation sequence. I hate the French plantation sequence and its stupid damn accordian player and homely frog girls smoking opium.

FEATURES: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Jim Henson’s Sam Bottoms and Laurence Fishburne babies, Bill Graham, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, G.D. Spradlin, R. Lee Ermey, Playboy bunnies, angry villagers with torches (literally), cute dawg

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS: I’ve never been okay with decapitations, even in Lethal Weapon 2.

NOTABLE: Milius, you magnificent bastard, I read your movie!

BEST PART: Expanded surfing and bunnies sequences

BEST LINE: “What the hell do you know about surfing? You’re from goddamned New Jersey.” or “Someday this war’s gonna end…” or basically everything Dennis Hopper says.

CROWNS: 5 out of 5

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