XL's Rating of Platoon

X's Review of Platoon

5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


"Somebody once wrote: 'Hell is the impossibility of reason.' That's what this place feels like: Hell."

"Most come from the end of the line--small towns you never heard of: Pulaski, Tennesse; Brandon, Mississipp; Pork Bend, Utah; Wampum, Pennsylvania. Two years' high school's about it. If they're lucky, a job waiting for them back in a factory. Most have got nothing. They're poor. They're the unwanted. Yet they're fighting for our society and our freedom. It's weird, isn't it? At the bottom of the barrel, and they know it. Maybe that's why they call themselves 'grunts', 'cause a grunt can take it--can take anything."

"I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. And the enemy... was in us."

--- Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen)