Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now is now a part of the culture. It is a movie about a Colonel gone bad (and mad) in the Vietnam War. Francis Ford Coppola did some great work here. I rate it 8/10.

Apocalypse Now is so famous that it doesn’t really need a review from me.

Now there is a new version out on DVD called “The Complete Dossier” that includes both the original theatrical cut and the longer Redux version. I think parts of the Redux make the movie better but it also increases the length by quite a bit and make it a bit slow.

I had seen parts of Apocalypse Now now and then on TV and was thoroughly familiar with all the famous quotes. But I wanted to watch it completely and properly.

It took us a while to watch it as with a 2 year old one has to be careful. So we had to wait for her to sleep before we could watch it.

Overall, it is a haunting movie about the Vietnam War. I would rate it 8/10.