During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.
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Keegan Connor Tracy
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During the Vietnam War the U.S. Army brass decides to create a special unit called the Tunnel Rats. Their main mission is to clean-up the Viet-Cong network of tunnels found in the Cu-Chi district outside the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon.The tunnels have become a major nuisance for the U.S. Forces stationed around and inside Saigon. From these tunnels the Viet-Cong can launch devastating and unexpected attacks on any nearby American base as well as on Saigon itself. After the attacks the Viet-Cong forces disappear into the extensive network of tunnels as fast as they appeared, leaving the pursuing Americans empty-handed. The first Tunnel Rats units arrive in the Cu-Chi district in 1968 and they are special-trained to fight hand-to-hand combats underground. They can only rely on a flashlight, a knife and a pistol to try to flush the enemy out. The tunnels, varying in size and length, are booby-trapped with mines and grenades, punji sticks, tripwires, poisonous snakes and enemy ... Written by
While it is sometimes way too pathetic (american soldiers die too easily), at the very heart, this movie is breathtaking and really painful (due to it's statement) to watch. Between the scenes of war, dying and gore it works well with claustrophobia and the inevitable (you see your fate coming)... And while it gets down to a very personal level, it says so many things about humans, the desire to live, anger, desperation, motivation and war in general .....
*Tech* One things that really blew my mind: the tunnel-scenes could have been done by anyone at (almost) no costs!! (Students around? Learn from that, no major explosions needed!) But yet, those scenes where among the most intense, the most unpleasant, painful, desperate and bloody scenes I have ever seen.
*War and technology* Besides that, the tunnels and the jungle give a fairly well impression why no technology (so far) was a major help in such a fight - when it came down to man vs. man.....
Resume: not your average good-night-movie! + In a movie-theater it soon becomes quite claustrophobic!!
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