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Posted: 12/18/2005 4:20:55 PM EDT
I'm watching it now on AMC. What do you think? Was Ron Kovic a hero or a anti-war demonstrator?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:22:55 PM EDT
I would assume that Holywood butchered the real story to portray him as a anti-war peacenic......don't know the real story so I won't say one way or other.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:33:17 PM EDT


Everyone knows M14's never jammed!

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:34:10 PM EDT
He attended the Democrat National Convention. That outweighs any positive war antics, IMO.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:48:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:


Everyone knows M14's never jammed!




It seemed to me that he ran out of ammo, and decided to beat the shit out of his M-14 instead of ask for more ammo.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:53:00 PM EDT
Lots of M-14 goodness in that movie. Aside from that, it sucked.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:53:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Lots of M-14 goodness in that movie. Aside from that, it sucked.



Big +1
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:53:45 PM EDT
The lack of recoil on the M14 while emptying his mag on full auto was amusing to me.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:56:58 PM EDT
I thought he was portrayed as a whiny bitch but it could be another hollywierd butcher job.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:58:39 PM EDT
They also left out Ron's first tour of the Nam. By all accounts he was one of the most gung-ho marines around. The movie starts on his second tour and it depicts him as being green/lost/new to the Nam which is BULLSHIT.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:09:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bubba99:
He attended the Democrat National Convention. That outweighs any positive war antics, IMO.




So...because he went to war, he only fought to have the right to one opinion?

Ok flick -thought the lack of recoil on the M14 in full auto was funny.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:12:36 PM EDT
Oliver Stone?
The same prick that put a Nazi battle flag
on an American M113 APC at the end of "Platoon"?
Yeah, I'll be watching that dog shit of a movie.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:20:13 PM EDT
Oliver Stone is a communist pinko
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:25:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wes15a2:
Oliver Stone?
The same prick that put a Nazi battle flag
on an American M113 APC at the end of "Platoon"?
Yeah, I'll be watching that dog shit of a movie.



It's worth watching if only for the respct we have for the Vietnam Vet's. How can you not feel sorry for Kovic?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:28:26 PM EDT
I would rather they make the book Fortunate Son into a movie.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:29:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:

Originally Posted By wes15a2:
Oliver Stone?
The same prick that put a Nazi battle flag
on an American M113 APC at the end of "Platoon"?
Yeah, I'll be watching that dog shit of a movie.



It's worth watching if only for the respct we have for the Vietnam Vet's. How can you not feel sorry for Kovic?



Noted.
I can think of better ways to show due respect that
do not involve acknowledgement of anti-Military producers
the likes of Stone.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:30:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 5:31:43 PM EDT by doorgunner84]

Originally Posted By bubba99:
He attended the Democrat National Convention. That outweighs any positive war antics, IMO.



Edited... because I don't want to get into a pissing match.

~Dg84
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:31:38 PM EDT
back and to the left......

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oops, wrong movie
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:48:48 PM EDT
How could you watch this movie and NOT feel sorrow for Kovic? The misical score was great. The story was great.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:31:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:
How could you watch this movie and NOT feel sorrow for Kovic? The misical score was great. The story was great.



Other than his injuries large parts of the movie are pure fiction that never happen... like most of Stone's movies.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:16:38 AM EDT
I liked the acting. I liked the music. The content was shit and Stone is a jerkoff.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:21:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:37:04 AM EDT
Oliver Stone and Mikey Moore are both hollywierd producers of left wing agitprop. I didn't see any "problem" that was "expressed" in the movie that was not directly caused by the dimokratik arbeiter parti.

Except for the "fact" that soldiers .....DO...... go in harm's way.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:07:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wes15a2:
Oliver Stone?
The same prick that put a Nazi battle flag
on an American M113 APC
at the end of "Platoon"?
Yeah, I'll be watching that dog shit of a movie.




So it WAS on there, I was watching Platoon a few weeks ago and I told my wife that I coulda sworn I just saw a nazi flag on that thing.....she was like
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