We Were Soldiers vs. Platoon
After watching both of these films I noticed how combat was portrayed in the movie Platoon was different from the movie we were soldiers In the movie we were soldiers it was portrayed around several different officers it was focused on them and how they carried out their mission and how they took care of their men also they showed how on a platoon level and squad level were able to follow the battalion commander on the battlefield some example of the officers such as Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore, Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley EST. However you tend to lose track of the different officers such as Lt. Herrick that charged up the hill and leads his platoon after a scout and then got himself shoot and his platoon sergeant shoot also and then it focuses the action around Sergeant Ernie Savage how assumes command of what’s left of his platoon after almost being slaughtered and calls in artillery and uses the cover of night to keep the Vietnamese from over-running their small defensive position.
In the movie Platoon the movie really centered on the enlisted man the officers were not seen in the movie a lot like we were soldiers and the officers did not to be takecare of their men and in the movie as much as we were soldiers it mainly focused on that one platoon or the squad of soldiers, the interaction between the members of the squad, the squad leader and the platoon sergeant within just that squad
I believe that one of the most important differents I have noticed is the era of the movies where made in. The movie we were soldiers was made in the era of 1965 the Battle of Ia Drang . In 1965 it was the beginning of the war for the United States of America and also begins in America and lets us see the characters with their families, their wives and children, instantly granting them greater depth and therefore heightening the impact when some of them inevitably are killed. However for the movie platoon, the movie was...
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