Apocalypse Now Redux

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"Francis Ford Coppola presents an all new version of his groundbreaking masterpiece."
  • R
  • 2001
  • 3 hr 16 min
  • 8.4  (706,460)
  • 94

Apocalypse Now Redux is a war movie directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola. The film is an updated and extended version of the critically acclaimed 1979 film, Apocalypse Now. The Redux version includes previously uncut scenes and changes to the original storyline. The movie follows the story of Captain Benjamin Willard (played by Martin Sheen), a United States Army officer who is assigned to travel upriver into Cambodia during the Vietnam War to find and kill Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (played by Marlon Brando), a highly decorated Green Beret who has gone rogue and is operating as a godfather-like figure to a local tribe. Willard is accompanied on his journey by a crew of river patrolmen, led by the charismatic Lieutenant Kilgore (played by Robert Duvall).

As Willard travels further upriver, he encounters numerous obstacles and challenges, both internal and external. The journey exposes the realities of war, the madness of the human psyche, and the horrors of a society gone mad. Along his journey, he comes across surreal and dreamlike situations, challenges, and horrors that to some degree, become reality.

Throughout the film, Coppola creates a haunting, dreamlike atmosphere that immerses the audience into the horror of war. The stunning cinematography, combined with the film's surreal themes and imagery, creates an environment that is both disturbing and captivating.

The performances of the lead actors are some of the finest in film history. Martin Sheen delivers a mesmerizing performance as Willard; he portrays the agony, isolation, and internal struggle of a man driven by a single-minded purpose. Robert Duvall shines as Lieutenant Kilgore, whose eccentric and flamboyant personality becomes a metaphor for the horrors of war and the reality of life in Vietnam. The legendary Marlon Brando's portrayal of Kurtz is a scene-stealing performance that rightfully earned him critical acclaim.

The quintessential scene of Apocalypse Now Redux is the helicopter attack on a Vietnamese village, led by Kilgore. The well-known scene combines the thundering sound of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" and stunning aerial cinematography of hundreds of helicopters flown by the US military. The scene has become one of cinema's defining moments and is one of the many highlights of the movie.

Overall, Apocalypse Now Redux is an unforgettable film that is not only a statement about the Vietnam War but is also one of the cinema's most profound contributions. The film's themes of war, madness, and self-destruction are portrayed with exceptional honesty, delivered with stunning visuals and unforgettable performances. Coppola's film is a statement of art, an intellectual masterpiece that raises more questions that warrant further examination. Apocalypse Now Redux belongs to the pantheon of greatest war movies ever made.

Apocalypse Now Redux is a 2001 drama with a runtime of 3 hours and 16 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.4 and a MetaScore of 94.

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