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  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This movie is maybe best remembered for the scene early on where American soldiers attack Vietnamese villages on helicopters while Ride of the Valkyries blares. It is a shame that this is the most famous scene, because out of context it does a great disservice to one of the most harrowing films ever made. That scene, with the war-loving Colonel Kilgore and naive soldiers with ironic phrases written onto their helmets, is just the first stage of the heart of…