Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSoldier

The 'Platoon' War

January 18, 1987

I recently went to see "Platoon." It was a sold-out house of adults.

Really, to watch a serious piece of film making, I was surprised to find many in the audience acting as though they were watching a you-know-who movie.

They laughed at every mention of male anatomy and whenever any less than moral and war-crazed soldier showed an enthusiasm for murder.

The low point came when a person behind me said "Yeah, Rambo," as someone on screen was being brutally beaten.

When did war become something not to be taken seriously?

MARY MONGE

Glendale

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|