Hamburger Hill..boku dinky dow!
Sorry that ya'al feel that way `bout Platoon folks, as a combat vet who did two tours in the `Nam, I can tell ya'al that Stone's Platoon looks sa'me-sa'me as S.E. Asia--like polaroid brownie shots! The lingo, jungle`utes, the "boonies" "hootches," early AM patrols on the paddy dikes, tracers, bloopers, RPGs', 1000 Yard Stare, "Puff" tunnel rats, etc., it brings it on home! It's those other flix that are short rounds (duds). In short, this one "Gets Some!"
Hamburger Hill bites bigtime..those "doggies" look like they've been smokin' some bad stuff. This film rates a Special Courts Martial
Full Metal Jacket: This one died without honor!
Saving Private Ryan: Spielberg was out of his element on this one! Those combat scenes--beach landing, firing 30.cal. Thompson into the tank, firefight at the farm, etc. doesn't fly!
My suggestion for Mr. Spielberg is to spend time with a filmmaker who'd seen action/combat--Oliver Stone!
Born On The 4th Of July: This one passes muster, w/ Honor; no short rounds here! Again, as in Platoon, merciless 130' in the shade, triple canopy jungle, `villes, hamlets, elephant grass, rice paddies, cosmoline, .60s',.81s',.50 cal., 1000 klicks, Con Thien, the Z, Gio Linh, Starlight Scopes, Dust Off, 1000 Yard Stare, WIA/KIA--and especially the VA scenes-SNAFU
And I won't even rag on that piece of spineless propaganda, The Green Berets (Wayne's World). Deserves a body bag, nuff said!