so the world
can KISS my ASS
It shows what he goes through and the absolute Hell that Vietnam was.
Tom Berenger plays the Platoon leader and is really just a crazy SOB. The film shows the experiences a specific platoon goes through and the various personalities and how the coexist. The film isn't going to pick you up and lift you, but it is really powerful stuff.
Stone won well-deserved Oscar for his unconventional Vietnam war study, which is a triumph of capturing soldiers reactions under fire and showing the ultimate Hell on earth. Based on director Stone's actual experiences during the front lines, this gives the viewer an unforgettable insight on the horrifying bloodshed known as the battlefield. Film's harrowing war sequences are a hammer blow to the head; a must-see. Only flaw: the main character-played by Sheen-has motives which are hard to relate to, leaving this otherwise excellent film in a certain degree of aloofness. Outstanding Cinematography by Robert Richardson, and Music by Georges Delerue. Also won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Editing, and Sound.