Apocalypse Now – Movie Review 2020 | Oye Cinema Club

By Oye Dimelo Network •  Updated: 06/21/21 •  3 min read

The film Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Vietnam War movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, and Laurence Fishburne. In the opening of the film, we are introduced to Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) who has been tasked with assassinating Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando). After being sent on this mission he finds himself in a world where there is no good or evil but just madness as he fights his way through Vietcong soldiers and local villagers alike. Along the way, he encounters many people that have gone insane because of their exposure to war including a soldier from his own platoon named Lance Jenson (played by Sam Bottoms).

1. The movie starts with a montage of the Vietnam War

2. It was filmed in 1976 and directed by Francis Ford Coppola

3. Apocalypse Now is about Captain Benjamin L. Willard’s journey upriver to find Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, who has gone insane and set himself up as an army god among a local indigenous tribe 

4. The film explores what happens when “civilized” men are driven to the point of madness through war 

5) It stars Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms and Dennis Hopper as Lance Banyon

6) There were many different versions of this movie made because it was never finished during filming due to budget constraints and health issues with director Francis Ford Coppola 

7) Apocalypse Now Redux is one of the most acclaimed movies ever made for its cinematography (the use of colors), editing (how things flow together), sound design (background noise that creates moods or sets scenes), screenplay (storyline written out for actors) and directing technique 

Here is a video review of the epic film “Apocalypse Now” by members of our Cinema Club. We hope you enjoy it! 

The Apocalypse Now movie review was a really great experience because the film is very intense. It focuses on how war can drive people insane and it’s not just fighting the Vietcong. In this film, you also have to fight people who live in your own country, and that’s when it gets really intense.

The Apocalypse Now movie review also showed us the importance of good directing and editing. The director, Francis Ford Coppola, made sure that scenes flowed together smoothly by using a technique called montage (which is when you show one thing over another to emphasize their similarities) 

Lastly, we found it interesting how this film was filmed in 70mm which gives off an epic feel because the pictures are so big. It creates moods with its colors as well such as sadness or anger depending on what part of the story they’re telling.”

This is one of the most important films ever made. Apocalypse Now, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary, is a Vietnam War film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, and Laurence Fishburne in 1979. The opening scene introduces us to Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) who has been tasked with assassinating Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando). In this riveting masterpiece, we see war from all angles as it’s waged on both sides – not just that of America but also the Vietcong rebels fighting back against American imperialism in their homeland. It’s an incredible journey through dark places where no man should go alone.

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