An observation from board

17 03 2008

On the Armchair General discussion board I found an interesting observation. I doubt it was given enough credit in all that moral discussion about Platoon:

Quote: Barnes shot Elias, but Sheen didn’t see him do it. So Sheen is assuming a lot to take justice into his own hands. Obviously we, the movie watchers, know what happened so we are comfortable passing sentence, but if we are to pretend the events are real then there were no eye witnesses.

It also means that in his speech in the Underworld Barnes actually admits he killed Elias. Just looking away under Chris’ gaze in the helicopter was more of a hint, and actually ALL what Chris had to accuse him, maybe beside the three shots he could have heard in the jungle.



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