Saturday, July 31, 2010
Top 100 Movies of the Last 25 Years (1984-2009): Part 9
19. Full Metal Jacket - Kubrick missed the cut for most of his movies on this list because of their release date. So I was thrilled when I realized that one of his best classics had a shot to make the list. Below you can see another Vietnam classic Platoon, and this one is just as exciting and has the same emotional impact. Simply put, Full Metal Jacket is one of the greatest war movies ever made. Its keen look inside the minds of those that defend our country may shock some, and make others feel ashamed. But for most of us, this pragmatic movie, which breaks the Kubrick science fiction mold, lets us know that even heroes have problems, and that even heroes are humans, something we need to be reminded of every once and awhile.