Originally Posted by aydu
It is one of the most overrated films that I can recall.
Perhaps that's because you weren't eligible for the draft during the Vietnam war or "missed out" on the fun that was the draft lottery (low number you go, high enough number - you get to get on with your life)??
Or haven't seen the impact on people's lives exemplified by the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC?
I was in both cases
When DH came out, I asked my manager who had been a field medic in the war if it was realistic. His answer was simple - in the theater you could hear a pin drop at the end...the war was like that. Many people like him were impacted by the war and the film depicts that on everyday normal people.
BTW - Deerhunter is still on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American movies of all time, #53 to be exact. I guess they've been duped, too.
Sorry you didn't "get it". Maybe war has been reduced to too many video games for you.