Conclusion: 'Good Morning Vietnam' was an instant hit back in the 80s and remains a classic today. Robin Williams is fantastic in this film. It’s got wit, heart, soul, and enough laughs to go around for everyone. The film's soundtrack is filled with some of the best musicians of all time playing some of the finest rock n roll music from the period. This is the best the film has ever looked, and the extras, while slim, are a lot of fun. I recommend 'Good Morning Vietnam' to everyone.
Excerpt: As the conflict in Vietnam pushes on, the troops have lowered morale thanks to the longer than expected campaigns and broken promises. In an attempt to boost spirits and provide some entertainment, the Army brings in radio personality Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams). As it turns out, he was just what the troops needed, as the men love his show and can’t get enough of his humor.
Conclusion: This is a fun movie and it’s one that Robin Williams fans will enjoy but I wish Disney had put out a better Blu-ray and had spent time restoring the video and remastering the audio. The extras are pretty good but it would have been nice to have a commentary with the cast and director and it seems like a no-brainer to offer a Williams commentary which would have been hilarious.
Conclusion: Good Morning, Vietnam holds up as a good piece of entertainment. Its depiction of Vietnam may be simple, narrow, and largely fictionalized, but it remains an appealing Robin Williams vehicle, both diverting comedically and resonant dramatically. The Blu-ray offers noticeable better picture and sound over the Special Edition DVD and the same exact bonus features.
Excerpt: The description on the back of the box for this Blu-ray is the usual studio hyperbole, trying to convince you to buy the movie, yet it does describe Good Morning, Vietnam as "the quintessential Robin Williams movie." For once, the back-of-the-box hyperbole gets it right. Vietnam, 1965. Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams, Hook ) is a DJ for Armed Forces Radio, recently transferred there from Crete.
Excerpt: Over the years there have been many starring vehicles some of which have failed while others wildly successful. A ‘vehicle’ is a term used in the movie world that describes a film which is tailor made for a particular star. It usually consists of a character and set-up that is best suited to exploit the actor’s strengths.