Good Morning, Vietnam

I came into this expecting the laughs, and it is indeed still incredibly funny — probably the funniest Williams performance in a movie? — but I’d forgotten (or didn’t appreciate at the time) the fact that it’s really well shot. There are quite a few sequences where I was really struck by how interesting¬† and beautiful (beauty out of the horror) a particular scene was on a visual level. I also really appreciate that the majority of the non-American cast are not only Vietnamese, but also many struggle with the language, giving it a heightened level of realism (versus the typical Hollywood act of slotting in American-Asian actors no matter the nationality). Very much recommended.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.