Apocalypse Now 10/04/18
The irony in Willard being sent to assassinate rogue Colonel Kurtz because he has gone insane and acquired a devoted army of followers to follow his every order, no matter what, is more than obvious when everyone he encounters are experiencing their own levels of insanity, while the crew on the boat taking him on his mission are expected to follow his orders without even being told where they're going or what the mission is, is all laid out throughout the film.
Apocalypse Now 3/17/15
by Plan B
Without trying to spoil anything for those who haven't seen the film, throughout Willard's journey on the boat, it becomes a possibility that Kurtz and Willard are past and future representations of one another in some way.
Apocalypse Now 6/20/14
This is a 1979 movie so it's difficult to pass fair judgement about its originality, but the fact is several scenes are insipid, seemingly pointless and slightly confuse me about the real message that the movie is trying to convey.
Apocalypse Now 5/15/14
Like all war films - although this is also a drama about the effects of war itself - it's dark.
Apocalypse Now 12/31/13
Francis Ford Coppola almost lost his mind, Martin Sheen almost died from a heart attack while filming, Marlon Brando showed up to the set in the Philippines without reading the script or the book it was based upon, Heart of Darkness.
Apocalypse Now 4/09/13
In terms of numerous technical aspects (direction, editing, cinematography) however I do think that it is an exceptionally well-made film; it's just that I wasn't particularly taken with the film that ended up getting made.
Apocalypse Now 9/30/12
by Daniel M
Watching the Redux version I can certainly understand the criticisms that people have for the film with two scenes, the second meeting with the playmates and the dinner conversation with the French family seeming odd and out of place as well as lengthening the film without little contribution however it certainly does not make the film worse in anyway and allows use to have a perhaps much needed retrieve from the action filled scenes that come both before and after it.