This is a movie review on Platoon, which is an American war film produced in 1986 and
directed by Oliver Stone. The movie narrates the experiences in the Vietnam War where
the main character, Chris Taylor was a U.S infantryman (Platoon). The platoon has won
numerous awards across the world because of its clear cast, emotions, and its
presentation of the war experience in Vietnam. Most specifically, the movie revolves
around Chris Taylor’s experiences alongside other characters that were also in the
Vietnam War. The arrival of Chris Taylor in Vietnam as a volunteer to the U.S soldiers in
the war marked the start of the movie. The movie presents Chris Taylor’s inexperience
on military affairs. His inexperience on military affairs generated a sense of loneliness,
as he was seemingly insignificant in the war zone. The movie shows that Taylor was just
a young college dropout who volunteered to join the U.S soldiers in Vietnam.
Despite his inexperience and magnificent challenges, Taylor alongside his colleagues
joined the U.S soldiers (Bravo Company), 25th Infantry near the Cambodian border where
they manifested their perseverance and unwavering will to make an impact on the war.
Taylor suffered numerous injuries and witnessed various combats to integrate himself
with the Vietnam War. The movie presents the interactions within the Bravo Company
and the leaders of the platoon that included Sgt. Barnes as Tom Berenger and Sgt. Elias
as Willem Dafoe who had different personalities. Indeed, while Sgt. Barnes remained
committed to the war despite encountering violence and corruption of his soul in the war,.
Elias has no commitment to the war as he lost his belief in the war and now fights with
The movie presents Taylor as a victim of the rivalry between Sgt. Barnes and Sgt. Elias.
jeopardized the operations of the platoon as Taylor fought...