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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

A soldier is sent on a mission to assassinate a renegade Special Forces Colonel in Vietnam.


Why watch this film?

After the initial version, which went to theaters with 2h33; and the Redux, released in 2001, with long 3h22, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola puts a resounding end to the back and forth of these versions born in the editing room. In 'Apocalypse Now Final Cut', with 3h03, we follow again the journey of Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen, in the best role of his career), who receives the task of killing Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has gone mad and created his own army. But for that, Willard will have to face a dangerous terrain - the rivers and forests of Vietnam. Despite still having some fat here and there, like the dinner with the French, the film is really in its best form: straight to the point, with some additions that mess with the story and give new dimensions. However, it is worth saying that those who watched the other films of 'Apocalypse Now' also had in their hands the same strength of Willard's journey. After all, in all versions, the historical scenes were there (the helicopters to the sound of 'Ride of the Valkyries', for example) and, above all, the importance of this story of resistance and overcoming. Now, just hope that Coppola doesn't come with another version soon. After all, now, you already feel like smelling "the smell of napalm in the morning".



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A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

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