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Full Metal Jack: the choice of Prime Video provokes the anger of this actor

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun21,2024

Among the cult war films in the history of cinema, there is of course Full Metal Jacket directed by Stanley Kubrick. This production is offered on the Prime Video streaming service but the company made a choice to promote it that did not go down well unnoticed, especially by one of its actors.

Full Metal Jack: Prime Video's choice provokes the anger of this actor

Prime Video causes a bad buzz with Full Metal Jacket

Indeed, this is what we can call a bad buzz for Prime Video. While the platform offers Stanley Kubrick's excellent film, Full Metal Jacket in its catalog, the streaming giant chose a promotion that caused an uproar. the anger of one of the actors in the production.

If you are a fan of Stranger Things, you certainly know Matthew Modine, the interpreter of Dr. Martin Brenner in the Duffer brothers serieswhose last completely crazy season is expected on Netflix by 2025. The actor is also known for his role as the Engaged Man. Guignol (or Private Joker in original version) in the cult Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrick released in 1987.

Full Metal Jack: the choice of Prime Video angers this actor

Modine did not hide; his anger against Prime Video going as far as insulting the platform for not being human and being a bunch of assholes. But that's not all. The actor even goes so far as to declare that the streaming platform teams are just “packs of amphibian shit, rubbish” and adding that those responsible for Prime Video are just “real assholes“.

Who decided to remove “BORN TO KILL?” Not only did they alter a piece of iconic art by Philip Castle, but they completely misunderstood the point of it being there. Pvt. Joker wears the helmet with “BORN TO KILL” and the peace u262eufe0f button as a statement about “the duality of man.” pic.twitter.com/9XQwINJj4l

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The reason for this relentlessness? Amazon's choice to modify the thumbnail of Kubrick's film to promote Full Metal Jacket.

Full Metal Jack: the choice of Prime Video provokes the anger of this actor

A modification of the poster that alters the message of the film

Indeed, for his film on the Vietnam War, the director called on the artist Philip Castel who had made a drawing of a soldier's helmet on which appeared the pin representing the Peace symbol but also the words “Born to Kill” at the same time. know “born to kill“. Except that Amazon has decided to do so. purely and simply to remove the Born to Kill message and keep only the peace sign.

Full Metal Jack: the choice of Prime Video provokes the anger of this actor

This did not happen; unnoticed by Matthew Modine who wears this helmet in the film. On his account absolutely not understood Kubrick's message:

Private Guignol wears this helmet with 'Born to Kill' written on it. next to it use the peace sign to defend an opinion. It is a way of showing the duality of life. of man.

Finally, faced with the outcry; and after the request from Warner who distributes the film, Prime Video changed its position. the thumbnail to replace it with a photo of the actor wearing the famous helmet…

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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