Saw this on 6/12/16
The story of America's waning days in the Vietnam war is a much overlooked anyi-war story that tells how bad and delusional the war really was. It's made all the more great by Joel Schumacher's efficient direction and the movie's gritty feel that enables it to stay in uncommon roads.
In the 60s and early 70s American troops in their final training before being deployed to Vietnam would be sent to Fort Polk, Louisiana, nicknamed Tiger Land. The training and preparation was legendary for its intensity and rule bending. A troubled lawyer in a military unit challenges their ways and put his and his troop's wellbeing at risk as part of the process.
"Apologize to the man. Say I'm sorry I didn't kill you."
Joel Schumacher, director of Flatliners, A Time to Kill, Falling Down, Phone Booth, Batman Forever, the Client, The Number 23, Trespass, and Man in the Mirror, delivers Tiger Land. The storyline for this picture is interesting and entertaining but not as epic as other films in the genre. The cast delivers okay performances and includes Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins, Shea Whigham, and Tom Guiry.
"So you really can kill something when you want to."
"When I want to."
I randomly came across this on HBOGO and decided to give it a shot. This was pretty good and I enjoyed the characters for the most part. I didn't love this picture but felt it was worth watching the story unfold. I wouldn't go too out of my way to see this but this isn't a waste of time either.
"Light him up."