Full Metal, jacket is a war film masterpiece. Although it was created over 20 years ago, it still remains fresh and worth watching a couple of times. There is no denying that it is one of the best Vietnam movies and one of the best movies made by Stanley Kubrick. It tells the story of a young recruit called Joker, who initially undergoes a training in a marine corp base in Caroline. Here, he and his colleagues are tormented by cruel and sadistic drill instructor. Then, he is sent to Vietnam, and after a couple month's working as a combat correspondent, he decides to take part in a real fight. What is particularly outstanding about this movie is the fact that it portrays war as it really is: a nightmare able to unleash the dark elements of human nature. Avoiding cheap moralising, it provides us with the insight. Recommended for every war movies lovers.