Wow I just watched Full Metal Jacket for the first time (I’ll watch it many times more).
There’s so much about this movie that just awesome. The visuals, the thrilling moments, the music, the characters, the funny parts (“Choke yourself!” muahaha), and the fact that Kubrick doesn’t preach to us but gives the viewer room to think.
I love the raw feel of the movie. And it’s not a usual war movie too.
Makes me think that war games, especially FPS ones still have a lot of space to explore. War is such a broad topic with so many things that can make you think. And the best the games industry can come up with is one controversial level in MW2 where you get to shoot helpless civilians. PUH-LEEEZE.