peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2006 02 13

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Jarhead at The Ritz. It's a rehash of so many other (Vietnam) war movies, with some of the tributes verging on plagiarism (the drill sergeant's schtick from Full Metal Jacket's is raided beyond belief), others just straight cut-and-paste (an iconic sequence of Apocalypse Now is played to a roomful of marines, and the general torpor and specifically the arachnid fight of The Odd Angry Shot is evoked). I could go on. It's a bit of a shame as the themes the narrative explores are worthy ones.