Apocalypse Now Redux Reviews
Damn right. But the rest of the film does. It seems to be a war film, then a total anti-war film, then totally absurd with Valkyrias and surfers, post-nuclear attack looking scenery, beautiful sunsets, frenchmen with their opium and rubber and a lot of scenes that seem like they are on LSD. Brilliant performances from Robert Duvall (he made me laugh out loud!), Marlon Brando (handsome even with his huge bold head!) and especially Martin Sheen (Did he ever do a bad film?), who looks a lot like his son later on, just more... serious and appealing in his jungle gear :)
What can I say. Borrowing from a judgment written by an italian judge, which just happened to borrow from this film: Horror. Horror....
Even though the added length slows down the film, the depth of the source material is increased.
The ugly, dark, and evil that came with the Vietnam War and peoples attempts to rise above it and fail shows the futility and hopelessness of humanity relying on their own strength and not on Gods'.
The film may not show much light but cries out for the need of it in a world with so much darkness (whether it is apparent or hidden).
I guess by now the film has become a bit of a reference and everyone who pretend to have some culture or taste for the War film Genre should watch it. Sheen & Duvall are incredible, Brando & Hopper give their best and bring this sort of "out There" touch. This film is mad & incredibly beautiful. It's a delight for amateurs.