History YMMV / Platoon

3rd Oct '16 2:21:32 PM ACW
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--> '''Bunny''': You know, Junior, some of the things we done, man, I don't feel like we done something wrong.
3rd Oct '16 2:20:46 PM ACW
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** [[ColonelKilgore Staff Sergeant Robert "Bob" Barnes]] is a sociopathic brute who believes himself to be the ideal that all American soldiers should strive to be. Already showing himself to be an unforgiving fanatic by [[DrillSergeantNasty regularly degrading his own troops]], even as they die all around him, Barnes shows his truly vicious personality when, while leading a raid onto a small Vietnamese village, he kills numerous villages who are too slow in complying with his orders, before shooting an innocent woman in the head for irritating him. Holding an [[WouldHurtAChild innocent child at gunpoint]] in an attempt to force her father to answer his questions, Barnes develops a seething hatred toward [[OpposingCombatPhilosophies Sergeant]] [[OpposedMentors Elias]] for halting his crimes, and later guns him down to eliminate the only one who would incriminate him for his murders. In the end, Barnes ruthlessly attempts to murder the only other man willing to stand up to him, Charlie Taylor, and goads Taylor into killing him to prove his point that [[BloodKnight war and conflict is the true state of humankind].
** [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene Bunny]] is a psychopathic scumbag who quickly graduates from a particularly [[{{Jerkass}} nasty prick]] to a full-blown monster. When he and his squad invade a Vietnamese village, Bunny happily beats a disabled teenage boy to death, before doing the same to the boy's mother. Following this, Bunny leads the gang-rape of two [[WouldHurtAChild young girls]], mocking Taylor for not joining in. By the end of the film, Bunny giddily mows down enemy soldiers with a smile on his face, proclaiming that he feels as if he's done nothing wrong and that war is true freedom, [[ForTheEvulz enabling people like him in to indulge in whatever wicked acts their hearts desire.

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** [[ColonelKilgore Staff Sergeant Robert "Bob" Barnes]] is a sociopathic brute who believes himself to be the ideal that all American soldiers should strive to be. Already showing himself to be an unforgiving fanatic by [[DrillSergeantNasty regularly degrading his own troops]], even as they die all around him, Barnes shows his truly vicious personality when, while leading a raid onto a small Vietnamese village, he kills numerous villages who are too slow in complying with his orders, before shooting an innocent woman in the head for irritating him. Holding an [[WouldHurtAChild innocent child at gunpoint]] in an attempt to force her father to answer his questions, Barnes develops a seething hatred toward [[OpposingCombatPhilosophies Sergeant]] [[OpposedMentors Elias]] for halting his crimes, and later guns him down to eliminate the only one who would incriminate him for his murders. In the end, Barnes ruthlessly attempts to murder the only other man willing to stand up to him, Charlie Taylor, and goads Taylor into killing him to prove his point that [[BloodKnight war and conflict is the true state of humankind].
humankind]].
** [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene Bunny]] is a psychopathic scumbag who quickly graduates from a particularly [[{{Jerkass}} nasty prick]] to a full-blown monster. When he and his squad invade a Vietnamese village, Bunny happily beats a disabled teenage boy to death, before doing the same to the boy's mother. Following this, Bunny leads the gang-rape of two [[WouldHurtAChild young girls]], mocking Taylor for not joining in. By the end of the film, Bunny giddily mows down enemy soldiers with a smile on his face, proclaiming that he feels as if he's done nothing wrong and that war is true freedom, [[ForTheEvulz enabling people like him in to indulge in whatever wicked acts their hearts desire.desire]].
3rd Oct '16 2:20:27 PM ACW
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** [[ColonelKilgore Staff Sergeant Robert "Bob" Barnes]] is a sociopathic brute who believes himself to be the ideal that all American soldiers should strive to be. Already showing himself to be an unforgiving fanatic by [[DrillSergeantNasty regularly degrading his own troops]], even as they die all around him, Barnes shows his truly vicious personality when, while leading a raid onto a small Vietnamese village, he kills numerous villages who are too slow in complying with his orders, before shooting an innocent woman in the head for irritating him. Holding an [[WouldHurtAChild innocent child at gunpoint]] in an attempt to force her father to answer his questions, Barnes develops a seething hatred toward [[OpposingCombatPhilosophies Sergeant]] [[OpposedMentors Elias for halting his crimes, and later guns him down to eliminate the only one who would incriminate him for his murders. In the end, Barnes ruthlessly attempts to murder the only other man willing to stand up to him, Charlie Taylor, and goads Taylor into killing him to prove his point that [[BloodKnight war and conflict is the true state of humankind].

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** [[ColonelKilgore Staff Sergeant Robert "Bob" Barnes]] is a sociopathic brute who believes himself to be the ideal that all American soldiers should strive to be. Already showing himself to be an unforgiving fanatic by [[DrillSergeantNasty regularly degrading his own troops]], even as they die all around him, Barnes shows his truly vicious personality when, while leading a raid onto a small Vietnamese village, he kills numerous villages who are too slow in complying with his orders, before shooting an innocent woman in the head for irritating him. Holding an [[WouldHurtAChild innocent child at gunpoint]] in an attempt to force her father to answer his questions, Barnes develops a seething hatred toward [[OpposingCombatPhilosophies Sergeant]] [[OpposedMentors Elias Elias]] for halting his crimes, and later guns him down to eliminate the only one who would incriminate him for his murders. In the end, Barnes ruthlessly attempts to murder the only other man willing to stand up to him, Charlie Taylor, and goads Taylor into killing him to prove his point that [[BloodKnight war and conflict is the true state of humankind].
3rd Oct '16 2:20:08 PM ACW
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** [=SSgt=]. Bob Barnes. In one scene, believing that some villagers are aiding Viet Cong soldiers, he shoots a defiant woman (the village chief's wife) in the head. When the murdered woman's daughter cries out, Barnes takes the child at gunpoint, threatening to shoot her next if the villagers do not reveal the whereabouts of the Viet Cong. Worse yet, [[spoiler:during a firefight with the enemy, he murders Sgt. Elias, the only one with the balls to do something about the man's rapidly-mounting atrocities]].
** Bunny is a sadistic little psychopath who beats a crippled Vietnamese boy to death [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]], and does the same to the victim's elderly mother, before leading the gang-rape of a young girl in the bushes, which is interrupted by Chris.

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** [=SSgt=]. Bob Barnes. In one scene, believing [[ColonelKilgore Staff Sergeant Robert "Bob" Barnes]] is a sociopathic brute who believes himself to be the ideal that some villagers all American soldiers should strive to be. Already showing himself to be an unforgiving fanatic by [[DrillSergeantNasty regularly degrading his own troops]], even as they die all around him, Barnes shows his truly vicious personality when, while leading a raid onto a small Vietnamese village, he kills numerous villages who are aiding Viet Cong soldiers, he shoots a defiant too slow in complying with his orders, before shooting an innocent woman (the village chief's wife) in the head. When the murdered woman's daughter cries out, Barnes takes the head for irritating him. Holding an [[WouldHurtAChild innocent child at gunpoint, threatening gunpoint]] in an attempt to shoot force her next if the villagers do not reveal the whereabouts of the Viet Cong. Worse yet, [[spoiler:during father to answer his questions, Barnes develops a firefight with the enemy, he murders Sgt. Elias, seething hatred toward [[OpposingCombatPhilosophies Sergeant]] [[OpposedMentors Elias for halting his crimes, and later guns him down to eliminate the only one with who would incriminate him for his murders. In the balls end, Barnes ruthlessly attempts to do something about murder the man's rapidly-mounting atrocities]].
only other man willing to stand up to him, Charlie Taylor, and goads Taylor into killing him to prove his point that [[BloodKnight war and conflict is the true state of humankind].
** Bunny [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene Bunny]] is a sadistic little psychopath psychopathic scumbag who beats quickly graduates from a crippled particularly [[{{Jerkass}} nasty prick]] to a full-blown monster. When he and his squad invade a Vietnamese village, Bunny happily beats a disabled teenage boy to death [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]], and does death, before doing the same to the victim's elderly mother, before leading boy's mother. Following this, Bunny leads the gang-rape of a two [[WouldHurtAChild young girl in girls]], mocking Taylor for not joining in. By the bushes, which end of the film, Bunny giddily mows down enemy soldiers with a smile on his face, proclaiming that he feels as if he's done nothing wrong and that war is interrupted by Chris.true freedom, [[ForTheEvulz enabling people like him in to indulge in whatever wicked acts their hearts desire.
10th Aug '16 1:07:27 AM SydJones
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** Barnes himself is made of Nightmare Fuel. His overall appearance is unnerving and those facial scars are the stuff of nightmares. His actions in the film make him more terrifying then the Vietcong.
6th Jul '16 10:11:19 PM SydJones
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Especially the [[PortingDisaster NES version]].
6th Feb '16 3:15:03 PM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Considered Oliver Stone's best film to this day.
29th Dec '15 3:40:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Bunny is a sadistic little psychopath who beats a crippled Vietnamese boy to death just for fun, and does the same to the victim's elderly mother, before leading the gang-rape of a young girl in the bushes, which is interrupted by Chris.

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** Bunny is a sadistic little psychopath who beats a crippled Vietnamese boy to death [[ForTheEvulz just for fun, fun]], and does the same to the victim's elderly mother, before leading the gang-rape of a young girl in the bushes, which is interrupted by Chris.
1st Mar '15 4:34:38 AM TrollBrutal
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This feeling might hit home to those who lose sympathy for the soldiers after the village scene. Apparently, the only initially sympathetic characters left were Taylor and Elias. Although it wouldn't matter when there's no reason to care anymore about the war they're in.



* {{Wangst}}: Taylor's narration. It's weird to see how a soldier was going around, partaking in a war, yet complains every few minutes or so when he is bored.
23rd Nov '14 10:04:27 PM creader
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[Awesome/{{Platoon}} Has its own page]].
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