Full Metal Jacket


I have to write a paper on this movie.

>>By becky   (Tuesday, 18 Mar 2003 22:34)

This movie is hot i hope you make another movie like this. I would like if make another with the senior drill instructor R. Lee Ermy. It was sad when Lee died and also when the whole squad started hiting Private Pyle. This Movie is one my favorites.

>>By Rafael   (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 19:26)

All I have to say is:

This is the greatest war movie of all times. No f*cking US propaganda, pure war as beutiful as it always are. This movie you must see. The music, the lines and the story is unbeatable. This movie shows why we don't shall start war, it's a pitty that George Bush haven't seen it, he may had changed his idea to fight Iraq.

You like hollywood propagand movies, where yankies saves the world? Go see Behind enemy lines, Pearl Harbour or any other crap movie, Watch this if you wanna se how it's really out there. War is hell, in war there is only losers. That is why there never will be any heroes and therefore no american heroe nither.

"These boots are made for walking and that just what they do, some of these days these boots gonna walk all over you... "   (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 20:38)

I Wanna see Full Metal Jacket, But i have NO money at all! I Need to see the movie.

>>By SSGT.Ware   (Saturday, 26 Apr 2003 01:44)

This was an OK movie. I was a bit disappointed since it was a Kubrick film.

But then again I haven't seen any war movie that I really like a lot.

>>By ftad   (Friday, 14 May 2004 13:08)

you wear
a badge of
yet you have the words
Born to Kill
written on your helmet.

I love this film so much. I loved how at the start you had no real clue WHO was the main character - exactly like a soldier........ no one is more important than the other.....
& I loved Pyle's transition
the subtle hints
the way he whispered to his gun......................
& then the
death scene of himself
and of Sgnt Lee Ermy.............. amazing
but yeah
the ending was kinda unexpected
after the drama that had preceeded it.............
they way it just faded out
as they sung the Mickey Mouse song
with the narrative over the top........
but i guess that was what was needed
war doesn't just suddenly end
it's just a series of moments
and deaths...............................
peace defined within the silence between wars............

>>By Tchock   (Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 00:30)

i LOVE the first 40-45 minutes of this movie
oh yes
nuthin' like a *boot camp D.I.* screamin'
"what is your malfunction numb-nuts !!!!!!!!"
a recruit holding a rifle with & FULL METAL JACKET
garner a little *cranial short-circuit*

>>By Helmet   (Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 04:09)

One of the Kubricks favorite hobbys...tease you...watcher!!!

>>By Kurppa   (Sunday, 10 Dec 2006 10:03)

I would place Full Metal Jacket way up on my top 10 War Movies List…… It would not be that high on the “All Time” ladder. Great Script, direction and cinematography, but another example of Kubrick’s sometimes poor lead role casting. (Cruise and Kidder in that post mortem release!)
Mathew Modine’s “Joker” lacks dimension as the focus of the action. I can’t think of any role he’s done where it’s developed beyond line delivery and well chosen facial expressions. He’s not a bad actor, just not up to par for this movie, and work of some of the other cast members…….He does however have a knack for landing parts in some pretty good flicks….and I ain’t no Hollywood Casting agent.
There’s a powerful showing fromVincent D'Onofrio and R. Lee Ermy, even if the latter is often type cast as Sgt. Badass.
I’d give this one an overall B+

>>By Monkey Fist   (Friday, 15 Dec 2006 21:07)

Good point made by Tchock about the anonymous main character and I'm sure it was Kubriks intention to use an anonymous leading man. RE Monkey Fist's point about Mathew Modine. As Tchock pointed out just like soldiers, none are more important than the other. In Kubrik's work as always nobody is more important than the film.
And perhaps Kubrik wanted someone very ordinary as an "anti-hollywood" style hero which actually works better in this movie where events are more exraordinary than the people.

I think Monkey Fist is wrong criticising Modine for his role, his character was merely the thread connecting the various parts of the movie and more like an observer than a participant (remember he was a journalist in the film not a front line soldier)
This is a Kubrik movie, unlike in typical Hollywood films this wasn't a star vehicle it was about the war not the actor.

For me Apocolypse Now is the greatest war movie but Full Metal Jacket is a close second.

>>By john21   (Monday, 18 Dec 2006 03:45)

This is a classic war movie made in the modern style that Kubrick executed on so well. Someone here said that in war there are only losers, and that's true. The more you study history, the more you see that's true. So many wars, and so much misery, and for what? Self-defense is one thing, but wars of aggression and of conquest? I haven't watched FMJ in a few years, but this summer I'll set aside a few hours to immerse myself in this movie. It should be required viewing in college--it's a bit too raw for high schoolers, and most boards of education wouldn't allow it anyway.

Okay, that's my two cents. -RMx

>>By iGo4H2O   (Sunday, 27 May 2007 05:24)

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