Which movie do you like more? Or which one left a bigger impact on you? Both of these movies, centered around the Vietnam War, are pretty powerful in my opinion, and very well-done.  Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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11,088 hits 2.5 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 5 years ago by Tartarus88

Apocalypse Now or Full Metal Jacket?
Which movie do you like more? Or which one left a bigger impact on you? Both of these movies, centered around the Vietnam War, are pretty powerful in my opinion, and very well-done.


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5 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/14 - 10:16:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Finally a decent question! "Apocalypse" was years in the making, written and rewritten over a decade, labored and agonies over. "Jacket" was basically "kubrick wants to make a war movie...and that's a wrap!"
5 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 6/19/14 - 1:43:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Kubrick also takes his time to make a quality film.

Both directors are great, Kubrick is better.

Though Kubrick is consistently great, Coppola has made the best films of all time. And in this instance Apocalypse beats Jacket.
5 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 6/19/14 - 1:49:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Apocalypse" was years in the making.... It was dubbed Apocalypse Later on the set.
5 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 6/20/14 - 1:53:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/19/14 - 1:49:46 PM Boredofu wrote:
"Apocalypse" was years in the making.... It was dubbed Apocalypse Later on the set.

I thought it was Apocalypse when?
5 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 6/20/14 - 4:26:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
Full metal jacket, maybe because I'm a die-hard Kubrick fan.
5 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 6/20/14 - 9:49:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
Apocalypse. Got the chance to see the re-release in the cinema (Was originally released many many years before I was born!). I was alone and sat right in the middle with nobody else there, was fantastic!!
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 6/29/14 - 12:10:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Apocalypse Now was this downward spiral into pure madness. Jacket was a straight-shooting movie about war. I say Jacket was best for being more accurate.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/6/14 - 2:08:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Apocalypse Now is such an overrated movie.
Full Metal jacket is the best war movie ever made.
Period.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/6/14 - 2:29:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Full Metal Jacket was partly filmed in South London.

We used to hold trance parties in the building that they filmed the scenes with the girl sniper.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/6/14 - 7:49:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've only seen Full Metal Jacket. It was good, but I can't say I like it better than the other when I haven't seen it. I like the title Apocalypse Now better, though. I do want to see it eventually.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 7/10/14 - 12:48:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 7/6/14 - 2:29:15 PM Boredofu wrote:
Full Metal Jacket was partly filmed in South London. We used to hold trance parties in the building that they filmed the scenes with the girl sniper.

That is awesome. I want in.
5 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 11/9/14 - 5:18:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh holy hell. These are two movies on my rewatch list. I was considering watching Apocalypse Now tonight. I'll return in a few days' time.

I love Apocalypse because I've read heart of darkness half a dozen times and love the symbolism and story telling. I love Full Metal Jacket because, c'mon. But I haven't seen these in years, so, we'll see.
5 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 11/9/14 - 5:42:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
i watched apocalypse now for the first time a few months ago and loved it

mostly because of how much i love heart of darkness

have never seen full metal jacket
but i probably will watch it soon enough
4 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 2/16/15 - 3:58:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Apocalypse Now, definitely.

It was more colorful, lurid.

Full Metal Jacket was so...constraining.
4 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 2/16/15 - 10:13:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 7/6/14 - 2:08:17 PM theBSR wrote:
Apocalypse Now is such an overrated movie. Full Metal jacket is the best war movie ever made. Period.


I pretty much agree.
4 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 2/16/15 - 11:03:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Full Metal Jacket. Apocalypse Now was bloated.
4 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 10/27/15 - 11:24:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 2/16/15 - 11:03:12 AM Guilty_Spark wrote:
Full Metal Jacket. Apocalypse Now was bloated.
thats what you get for watching "Redux" the added footage was just idiotic.
4 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 10/28/15 - 1:55:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, come on. Full Metal Jacket all day.
4 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 12/11/15 - 11:54:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
"FMJ" was made by a british director, who did not and could not understand Vietnam from the American viewpoint, and didnt care about that either, and played by actors who were never in the military and some werent even born when the war was going on. It's worth one or two watches, the first part is the best. "Apocalypse" goes way deeper into the nature of war, it is a confusing mess at times but always compelling and always striving for grandeur and eloquence and higher meaning in its scenes. Apocalyspe any day.
3 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 2/5/16 - 4:28:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like them both. Hard to compare, one is political, the other philosophical, in my opinion.

And for the human aspect, The Deer Hunter.

A better comparison would be Full Metal Jacket vs Platoon.



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