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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Full Metal Jacket

Just watched Full Metal Jacket today. Oh my, it's really a stupendous movie. Basically, it shows two parts. BMT and war. It sounds simple, but it actually means a lot to a NSF like me. I can somehow relate to it so closely, it scares me as well as the privates in the movie when Gunnery Sergeant Hartman mocks the shit out of everyone. It was that effective! Here's a brief idea of what the movie is about. (Took this from Be sure to read the quotes from this excellent website about this movie. Mockery has never been so powerful. =)

"A two-segment story that follows young men from the start of recruit training in the Marine Corps to the lethal cauldron known as Vietnam. The first segment follows Joker (Modine), Pyle (D'Onofrio) and others as they progress through the hell of USMC boot-camp at the hands of the colorful, foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (Ermey). The second begins in Vietnam, near Hue, at the time of the Tet Offensive. Joker, along with Animal Mother (Baldwin), Rafterman (Howard) and others, face threats such as ambush, booby traps, and Viet Cong snipers as they move through the city."

Attend hut! *salutes* "This is my rifle and this is my gun!"

This has only been my second war movie that I've ever watched in my life, the first being Schindler's List. (Ok, so it's not exactly a full-fledged war movie.) An excellent movie I must say. Moved me to tears. Now I know why war movies really bring in the bucks. Because it's both human and inhuman to watch, a winning combination. War is evil, but there's something about it that bonds humans together, on any side of the battlefield. The blood and bodies from the movie reminds us how war never brings a happy ending no matter who wins. There should never wars. And there should never be people who use war as his/her shield to unhumane acts, because these are the very people who start one. Alas, humans are unpredictable and uncontrollable.

You know, I've been thinking for a while now. I'm almost 20. It's such an audacious number. I think it's time I change my attitude towards things and people. Nono, not that I've been some rebellious Dennis the Menace, but, I find myself to be quite the childish one. I think I've been entertaining people so much like that, that I've not been thinking seriously. I'm slowly progressing out of it. It's about time. The real me shall emerge soon. But for now, I shall enjoy my youth. (^^,) (Dun pray pray ok! I'll always be young at heart.)

8:16 PM