MOVIE REVIEWS: Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now (1979) 5/5

I can’t think of a better movie to start off with other than Francis Ford Coppola’s palpable visionary spectacle which is Apocalypse Now. I plan on reviewing more recent films but I would like to start off with this one.

First and foremost I would like to point out the obvious. Harrison Ford, Robert Duval and Marlan Brando round out one of the most spectacularly casted films, I feel, that has ever been made. Laurence Fishburn and Martin Sheen are also cast as being in the military during Vietnam sent on a mission to assassinate a renegade Colonel, Marlan Brando, in Cambodia.

This movie is a very dark vision of a war that is depicted as an all consuming abyss of a soul sucking cess pool which was known as Vietnam. The cinematography is absolutely stunning. As well as the soundtrack. When added together they create a haunting and vivid spectacle of brutality which is war. It is an absolute masterpiece of direction, dialogue and acting that you will most likely never find the likes of ever again.