Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Another movie in the IMDB top 250 I’ve hadn’t watched yet and it was time I did. I’m now slowly getting to my goal of having seen 200 out of 250 movies by the end of the year (currently only 9 to go so I’m sure I’ll be able to make it).

Knowing this is a Stanley Kubrick movie I had high expectations of it, have seen several of his other ones (most of them I loved), so was looking forward to it. The only scene I had ever seen was the iconic opening scene where the drill instructor (R. Lee Ermey) is screaming against all the new recruits. It’s such an amazing scene to watch, especially knowing that a lot of it was improvised. When watching it you can’t help but laugh. Continue reading