History YMMV / Platoon

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]].
27th Sep '14 2:11:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: The film's rather negative ([[SociopathicSoldier extremely so]]) depiction of the NVA, not unlike how the VC was portrayed in ''Film/TheDeerHunter''. Surprisingly enough, this trope is not the reason why it's [[BannedInChina banned in Vietnam]].
25th Sep '14 1:13:23 AM SventheCrusader
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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]].

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** SSgt.[=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]].
25th Sep '14 1:11:57 AM SventheCrusader
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** Sgt. 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 his atrocious acts all of the soldiers have witnessed]].
** 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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** Sgt. SSgt. Bob Barnes, in 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 his atrocious acts all of the soldiers have witnessed]].
man's rapidly-mounting atrocities]].
** 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 bushes, which is interrupted by Chris).Chris.
25th Sep '14 1:10:27 AM SventheCrusader
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* MoralEventHorizon: The village scene, to the point of NightmareFuel. The only ones who come out of this scene with audience sympathies entirely intact are Elias and Chris.
** Barnes, when he [[spoiler: shoots the village chief's unarmed wife and almost kills his child]],
** Bunny, when he [[spoiler: beats a mentally handicapped boy to death, despite orders to leave, and then does the same to the boy's mother]].
** The rest of the platoon also cross it, since they [[spoiler: shoot the village animals for fun and, led by Bunny, gang-rape a teenage girl in the bushes outside]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: The village scene, to the point of NightmareFuel. The only ones who come out of this scene with audience sympathies entirely intact are Elias Chris, Elias, and Chris.
the few men the latter took offscreen with him, including King.
** Barnes, when he Barnes crosses it firmly by [[spoiler: shoots shooting the village chief's unarmed wife and almost kills his child]],
taking their child hostage]].
** Bunny, when he Bunny sails right over the line by [[spoiler: beats beating a mentally handicapped boy to death, despite orders to leave, and then does doing the same to the boy's mother]].
mother]]. He, and the group of soldiers he takes with him to do the deed, promptly rockets magnitudes further by [[spoiler: gang-raping a teenage village girl]].
** The rest of the platoon are also cross it, since left in murky territory after they [[spoiler: shoot the village animals for fun and, led by Bunny, gang-rape a teenage girl in the bushes outside]].fun]].
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