The Deer Hunter
Directed by Michael Cimino
This is one of the those movies that you are supposed to deem a flawless masterpiece. I suppose in many ways it is, but it certainly doesn't rank as one of my favorite movies.
A group of Pennsylvania miners go to fight in Vietnam. I have seen quite a few Vietnam War movies by now, so it is a bit of a spoiler knowing that there is always such a happy ending. Also, apparently, Russian roulette was a crucial part of the War. I'm not sure about this...
So, like I said, it is hard to find a flaw in this film. I am not a big fan of war movies, so the best of the genre will only get a "meh" from me. Everybody was acting so hard I am surprised no one burst a blood vessel. Actually, they probably did. I can't exactly say that this was accessible to people without penises. Still, you can't not see it, vagina or not.
I know this is kind of a shitty review, but I always feel like the "masterpieces" are less fun to talk about. Besides, Grease is coming up!
Apparently, 28 people died from playing Russian roulette after being influenced from this film.
#53 in AFI's top 100.