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Apocalypse Now (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on October 30, 2010

Thanks to all these awesome new Blu-Ray releases, it’s a weekend of indulging in some of my favorite movies.  I’m going to have to watch some shit movies before I forget that not everything is amazing.  Speaking of that, I’m also running out of synonyms for “amazing.”  In this case, “haunting” and “surreal” are the words I keep coming back to.  It’s just such a powerful vision.  It’s funny, I tend to forget about how much I love this film sometimes and it takes a revisit to remind me that it’s one of my favorites.  Maaaaaaaaaaybe the Kurtz section goes on a little too long, I can’t decide.  It’s the only point in the movie where I feel a wee bit restless.  But with everything in the film building to that confrontation, it’d be pretty dumb for Willard to jump off the boat and whack Kurtz in five minutes.  Perhaps just a little trimming here and there (as much as I get a kick out of Dennis Hopper, some of his stuff seems unnecessary).  I’m nitpicking, though.  It’s a truly magnificent work.  Rating: 10


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