History YMMV / FullMetalJacket

25th Feb '17 9:10:48 AM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HellIsThatNoise: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN5bau3i570 Ruins]].
20th Feb '17 1:38:05 AM Jaro7788
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BrokenBase: In spite of its impressive 95% score on WebOriginal/RottenTomatoes, the movie tends to be quite divisive even among Kubrick fans. While the drilling act of the story is widely considered to be one of the most memorable within the war genre, it is the general consensus that the Vietnam parts, if decent on their own right, never quite reach the intensity of the first hour (or, worse yet, fail to impress in view of [[DuelingMovies another Vietnam-themed film released a year before]], ''{{Film/Platoon}}''). Much of the criticism is levelled against the decision to make it [[HalfwayPlotSwitch almost completely unrelated to the drilling part]] and the fact that you could legitimately start watching the movie from its middle section and lose practically nothing in terms of the story. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Some speculate]] that having both [[spoiler:Hartman and Pyle survive]] and go to Vietnam together only to learn [[FireForgedFriends respect for one another over the course of fighting]] would have made for a much more memorable experience.
31st Jan '17 2:34:55 PM jeffreyloonychen
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* LoveToHate: Sergeant Hartman, due to his actor's memorable performance despite being made a HateSink by Kubrick.
23rd Jan '17 7:11:49 PM stuffedninja
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "What is your major malfunction?" (you know the rest)



** "Me so horny. Me love you long time." (Much to the chagrin of any East Asian female walking down the street. It was even used as a sample in the 2 Live Crew song "Me So Horny" off their notorious ''As Nasty As They Wannabe'' album)

to:

*** "What is your major malfunction?" (you know the rest)
*** "''Holy Jesus''. What is ''THAT''? ''WHAT'' THE ''FUCK'' IS THAT?" - Hartman's reaction to finding Joker's jelly donut. Has since been repurposed to illustrate shock at other things.
** "Me so horny. Me love you long time." (Much to the chagrin of any East Asian female walking down the street. It was even used as a sample in the 2 Live Crew song "Me So Horny" off their notorious ''As Nasty As They Wannabe'' album)album.)
14th Dec '16 4:24:13 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Ngoc Le as the VC sniper. The sniper is slowly built up over the course of several minutes a remorseless and deadly accurate killing machine, picking off the platoon one by one. Finally, they infiltrate the sniper's lair, and the sniper is revealed to be a remorseless and deadly accurate killing machine who's a ''pigtailed teenage girl''. Even after Rafterman empties a clip into her, she still isn't dead, but asks them to shoot her. [[spoiler: Joker does so, completing his character arc.]]
11th Dec '16 2:01:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Gunnery Sergeant Hartman was either just doing his job and honestly trying to prepare his trainees for war, or his methods were so unnecessarily extreme and brutal that they drove one of his cadets to madness [[spoiler:and got himself killed]].

to:

** Gunnery Sergeant Hartman was either just doing his job and honestly trying to prepare his trainees for war, or his methods were so unnecessarily extreme and brutal that they drove one of his cadets to madness [[spoiler:and got both himself and said cadet killed]].
14th Oct '16 3:54:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AwardSnub: It was nominated for one Oscar; best adapted screenplay. It was not nominated for Best Picture, Best Director for Stanley Kubrick or Best Supporting Actor for R. Lee Ermey, despite many people saying they felt that not only did it deserve to be nominated in these categories, but it deserved to win too. Unsurprisingly it lost its one Oscar nod to ''Film/TheLastEmperor''.

to:

* AwardSnub: It was nominated for one Oscar; best adapted screenplay. It was not nominated for Best Picture, Best Director for Stanley Kubrick or Best Supporting Actor for R. Lee Ermey, Creator/RLeeErmey, despite many people saying they felt that not only did it deserve to be nominated in these categories, but it deserved to win too. Unsurprisingly it lost its one Oscar nod to ''Film/TheLastEmperor''.



* DirectorDisplacement: After ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', this is the Kubrick's second least Kubrickian film. Kubrick was brought in as a hired gun on the former (''Spartacus'' belongs to Creator/KirkDouglas and Kubrick does not consider it part of his filmography). But in ''Full Metal Jacket'', in which Kubrick has full control, a lot of Kubrick trademarks are missing such as long silences, long distance character shots, the use of classical music in the film score, insistence on subdued performances, and a feeling of general detachment. It may be due to the subject matter. Also, R. Lee Ermey undoubtedly stole the show and his "up in your face" style is very out of character for characters in Kubrick films. Also, Ermey (a real drill sergeant) was allowed to ad-lib all of his own lines, definitely unusual for control freak Kubrick.

to:

* DirectorDisplacement: After ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', this is the Kubrick's second least Kubrickian film. Kubrick was brought in as a hired gun on the former (''Spartacus'' belongs to Creator/KirkDouglas and Kubrick does not consider it part of his filmography). But in ''Full Metal Jacket'', in which Kubrick has full control, a lot of Kubrick trademarks are missing such as long silences, long distance character shots, the use of classical music in the film score, insistence on subdued performances, and a feeling of general detachment. It may be due to the subject matter. Also, R. Lee Ermey Creator/RLeeErmey undoubtedly stole the show and his "up in your face" style is very out of character for characters in Kubrick films. Also, Ermey (a real drill sergeant) was allowed to ad-lib all of his own lines, definitely unusual for control freak Kubrick.



* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Creator/GeneSiskel came down '''hard''' on Creator/RogerEbert on ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' for giving ''Full Metal Jacket'' a Thumb's Down while giving ''Benji The Hunted'' a four-star Thumb's Up (both films were released the same year). This got parodied in ''The Critic''.

to:

* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Creator/GeneSiskel came down '''hard''' on Creator/RogerEbert on ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' for giving ''Full Metal Jacket'' a Thumb's Down while giving ''Benji The Hunted'' a four-star Thumb's Up (both films were released the same year). This got parodied in ''The Critic''.''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''.



** Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in general, thanks to the epic performance by R. Lee Ermey.

to:

** Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in general, thanks to the epic performance by R. Lee Ermey.Creator/RLeeErmey.
16th Sep '16 9:03:45 AM newPS3D
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

***[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc2cPuwpqTg By the time Joker finds Pyle]], Pyle's already loaded the cartridge, Joker's too far away to really grab it effectively, and given Pyle's fragile mental state, Joker doesn't want to do anything sudden to get himself shot. When Hartman comes in, Joker explains the situation to Hartman, but it's too late--either way, Hartman would've tried to approach the armed Pyle, and both would've died.
3rd Aug '16 12:34:13 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EnsembleDarkHorse:

to:

* EnsembleDarkHorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
15th Jul '16 10:15:44 PM SithPanda16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NightmareFuel:
** Pvt. Pyle's treatment by Gunny Hartman and the other privates in general. As well as his breakdown.
** The [[NightmareFace face]] that Pvt. Pyle makes in his mental break downed state doesn't help make the scene any less better... and then from there [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse]].
*** The moment when Pyle looks up at Joker with a full-on KubrickStare and just creepily says ''"Hiii...Joker..."'' is bound to send chills down your spine.
** [[spoiler:Pvt. Pyle's suicide. The blood (and pieces of brain) splattering on the wall behind him doesn't make it any better]].
** ''"Shoot... me... shoot... me..."''. Not to mention [[spoiler: Joker's thousand-yard stare after the deed is done]].
** The Mass Grave, especially the fucking creepy music and the bodies. The white powder on their face...''shudders''.
** When Crazy Earl wants Rafterman to take a photo of him posing with the corpse of a dead NVA soldier.
This list shows the last 10 events of 124. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.FullMetalJacket