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Posted: 6/30/2015 11:19:37 PM EDT
Do I need to be tripping to know what the hell is going on? The damn movie just dragged and dragged and dragged, seemed like it took 6 hours to watch. Hell even Martin Sheen looked more bored than me. Am I missing something or is it just another mediocre movie?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:23:01 PM EDT


Are you 17 with ADHD?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:25:03 PM EDT
Just think of it as binge watching a tv show.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:30:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SirSqueeboo:


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Yep, Redux was fantastic.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:30:14 PM EDT
Saigon. . .  shit; I'm still only in Saigon.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:30:39 PM EDT


This is the end...
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:31:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SirSqueeboo:


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Nope, mid 30's. I just couldn't get into it. And the bored as shit look on Sheens face the whole movie didn't make it any better.

"I feel like I got shot with a diamond right in the forehead".....WTF does that even mean?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:32:16 PM EDT
I loved you in Wall Street!

Oh wrong movie
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:32:27 PM EDT
Smells like. . . victory.

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:32:34 PM EDT
The buny scene was beyond stupid.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:33:28 PM EDT
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Oh wrong movie
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Oh you mean Wolf of Wall Street. Yea I was a man whore in that movie ;)
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:34:06 PM EDT
"I asked for a mission - and for my sins, they gave me one."
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:35:15 PM EDT
If the guy does not get it he probably never will.
He grew up in the wrong generation.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:37:01 PM EDT
Liked the original.

Redux sux.

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:39:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BikerNut:
Liked the original.

Redux sux.

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I'm going with this.

Redux was a little much.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:40:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By socommatthews:
Do I need to be tripping to know what the hell is going on? The damn movie just dragged and dragged and dragged, seemed like it took 6 hours to watch. Hell even Martin Sheen looked more bored than me. Am I missing something or is it just another mediocre movie?
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You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:42:17 PM EDT
The redux version sucked.  Miss Playboy centerfold fucking the boat crew, Martin Sheen's side trip to some rubber plantation where the host sitting at the table erupts into some cheesy, volatile, hot tempered European in an Italian movie, the tryst with the plantation bell pretty much overloaded my WTF capacitors and I turned it off.  
It became a boring movie in an otherwise good movie.  Sheen should never gotten off the boat.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:42:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BikerNut:
Liked the original.

Redux sux.

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This
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OP have you seen the original? It's anything but "mediocre." Redux is a "director's cut" of the original, but after watching it, it was clear to me why the cuts were made in the first place. The 1979 original is the superior film.






ETA: that being said, if you haven't seen the original, you may now be underwhelmed when you do, having already sat through Redux.







 
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:45:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Vonbongo:
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Oh wrong movie
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Ha! Charlie's doing his "Platoon" monologue, interrupted by his dads "Apocalypse Now" voice-over.

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:45:46 PM EDT
Redux feels like a complete telling of the story.

The original is a studio cut approved for all audiences.
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Originally Posted By TXHogsniper:
The redux version sucked.  Miss Playboy centerfold fucking the boat crew, Martin Sheen's side trip to some rubber plantation where the host sitting at the table erupts into some cheesy, volatile, hot tempered European in an Italian movie, the tryst with the plantation bell pretty much overloaded my WTF capacitors and I turned it off.  
It became a boring movie in an otherwise good movie.  Sheen should never gotten off the boat.
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I could do without the plantation scene, but Redux did add some scenes that benefited the film.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:47:24 PM EDT
"Clean, Mr. Clean, was from south Bronx shit-hole and I think the light and the space of Vietnam really put the zap on his head."

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Originally Posted By socommatthews:

Nope, mid 30's. I just couldn't get into it. And the bored as shit look on Sheens face the whole movie didn't make it any better.

"I feel like I got shot with a diamond right in the forehead".....WTF does that even mean?
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Originally Posted By socommatthews:
Originally Posted By SirSqueeboo:


Are you 17 with ADHD?

Nope, mid 30's. I just couldn't get into it. And the bored as shit look on Sheens face the whole movie didn't make it any better.

"I feel like I got shot with a diamond right in the forehead".....WTF does that even mean?


I won't tell you! If you knew, life would never be the same.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:17:49 AM EDT
I loved it.  Especially the directors cut.  True, it didn't flow as well as the original but when I like something, more is better.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:29:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By glk38:



I'm going with this.

Redux was a little much.
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Originally Posted By BikerNut:
Liked the original.

Redux sux.




I'm going with this.

Redux was a little much.


+1
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:32:17 AM EDT
The horror.
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I bet OP owns a selfie stick and gets hours of entertainment from it.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:41:39 AM EDT
..."if" is the middle word in "life"...
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:42:17 AM EDT
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I loved you in Wall Street!

Oh wrong movie
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:49:58 AM EDT
OP gave me AIDS


Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:56:07 AM EDT
Well, it's no Red Dawn...
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:59:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lone_Nut:
I loved it.  Especially the directors cut.  True, it didn't flow as well as the original but when I like something, more is better.
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I liked it too, but it got tedious at times.

I'll watch Redux just to see the FND in the French plantation scene.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:30:59 AM EDT
Its not a Vietnam war movie, it's a movie about insanity that just happens to be set in Vietnam
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:35:59 AM EDT
I thought the second half of the original movie sucked, the redux took the suckage to a higher level. I watched the original when it came out and thought the second half sucked then, I thought maybe it would have grown on me in the years since so I watched it again a year or so ago. Nope, still sucked after so far in the movie. I had also gotten redux at the same time and watched it right after. Sucked worse.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:40:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BikerNut:
Liked the original.

Redux sux.

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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:46:16 AM EDT
Does this mean Anne Margret is not coming?
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 4:34:42 AM EDT


Redux is the best version.

I especially like the French Plantation scene.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 4:35:04 AM EDT
Redoo doo does suck. Don't fix what isn't broke.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:02:49 AM EDT
Definitely no Red Dawn. Maybe that's where my expectations were and why I was so let down. I did like where they took the beach just to surf
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:20:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By socommatthews:
Definitely no Red Dawn. Maybe that's where my expectations were and why I was so let down. I did like where they took the beach just to surf
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What they fuck do you know about surfing Major?  You're from fucking New Jersey!"
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Originally Posted By socommatthews:


Definitely no Red Dawn. Maybe that's where my expectations were and why I was so let down. I did like where they took the beach just to surf
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:21:42 AM EDT
It's obvious why the extra scenes in Redux were deleted from the original release.  Makes the movie campy.
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The horror.
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This.



https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/526



 
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:23:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bigger_Hammer:



What they fuck do you know about surfing Major?  You're from fucking New Jersey!"
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Originally Posted By socommatthews:
Definitely no Red Dawn. Maybe that's where my expectations were and why I was so let down. I did like where they took the beach just to surf



What they fuck do you know about surfing Major?  You're from fucking New Jersey!"


NJ actually gets some decent waves and has a surfing scene.
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Originally Posted By BikerNut:


Liked the original.



Redux sux.



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Agreed.  Especially the French plantation scene.  That was just pointless.



 
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Originally Posted By myitinaw:






Redux is the best version.



I especially like the French Plantation scene.



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Can you throw a sarcasm smiley in there when you say something like that?



 
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:39:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By socommatthews:


Do I need to be tripping to know what the hell is going on? The damn movie just dragged and dragged and dragged, seemed like it took 6 hours to watch. Hell even Martin Sheen looked more bored than me. Am I missing something or is it just another mediocre movie?
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Never get outta the boat.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:44:53 AM EDT
It's probably best to watch the original release first, the deleted scenes do derail the plot a bit. I'm still glad they released redux.



The discussion with the Frenchman at the dinner table was strong, and Kurtz reading to Willard the newspaper articles, "tell me soldier, how to things smell to you", was brilliant as well.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:48:09 AM EDT
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Those who don't get the plantation scene appear to know nothing about the French involvement in Indochina.

The message in that section was "France abandoned her soldiers who fought here against the communists. America will do the same."

And we did.

Both versions are excellent, but tell very different stories.

And go read "Heart of Darkness" and write an 11 page analysis of why that story iscawesome.
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