I disagree with Tomasulo that Apocalypse Now is both pro-war and anti-war. I would say it is leaning more toward anti-war. I feel this way because the flim accentuates the negative sides to war and show the reality of what war is really like. The film showed the soldiers being "unprofessional" in doing drugs and other curricular activies. The flim does not hesitate to show people dying, which I think is very anti-war. I realize Coppola had the intention to make a flim that would help people put the war behind them however, I feel he was unsuccessful. Instead, he portrayed the reality and harshness of war to the viewers. It does not matter how Coppola intended the flim to be received, it matters how the viewers understand it and what they take away from it. To me, this flim was more anti-war than anything else.