Nous sommes sûrs que vous savez ce qu’est la Guerre du Vietnam et vous n’avez pas besoin qu’on vous explique qui est Harrison Ford. Mais vous ne vous souvenez peut-être pas du film de guerre qu’il a tourné.
Probablement parce qu’il ne l’a pas filmé lui, c’était un projet de Kieran Healy où en utilisant des figurines d’action, monte tout un film sur la Guerre du Vietnam où son personnage principal, Joe Holmes, ressemble fort à Hans Solo.
La technique de tournage a beaucoup de mérite, il s’agit d’une succession de photos et chaque épisode implique un travail brutal. Jetez un oeil, vous allez être impressionnés !
Viva the Nam - Episode 1
IN THIS EPISODE: Holmes, Sr starts to tell the story of his time in "the 'Nam" to his son, serving in Iraq in 2003.
Viva the Nam - Episode 2
IN THIS EPISODE: Holmes goes to basic training. After an absurd indoctrination, he becomes a Marine. He finds out just how much trouble he's in, now that he's "in country."
Viva the Nam - Episode 3
IN THIS EPISODE: Holmes clarifies his friendship with Cornbread, and meets his fellow Marines in the "Bastard Squad." He soon learns how much war sucks, and writes home to Mary Jane to tell her about it.
Viva the Nam - Episode 4
IN THIS EPISODE: The wearisome war drags on for Holmes, and he must now battle leaches, boredom, humping and eventually Bob Hope, Charlton Heston and Sean Connery. Also, his old buddy from base camp, Smartass, joins the group. Plus, we get to meet Alvarez, perhaps one of the more competent Marines to date.
Viva the Nam - Episode 5
IN THIS EPISODE: Holmes goes through a massive psychological change upon hearing bad news about fellow Marines and news from home about his 'Vette. Meanwhile, Colonel Max Kharnage has linked up with the Bastard Squad while filming a documentary of his Vietnam heroics. Much to the annoyance of the Bastard Squad. Plus, some fuckin' WAR happens, setting the table for a massive assault.
Viva the Nam - Episode 6
IN THIS EPISODE: A BIG FUCKING BATTLE! MASSIVE! HELICOPTERS! HORSES! GORE TO MAKE YOU JEALOUS! THE NORTH VIETNAMESE MAKE THEIR VIVA ANIMATION DEBUT OF SIGNIFICANCE! PEOPLE DIE BY THE TRUCKLOADS! IT'S GOD DAMN AWESOME!
Viva the Nam - Episode 7
IN THIS EPISODE: Holmes is captured by the North Vietnamese, where his cage-mate is a rather existential Frenchman. Meanwhile, he learns to relish his role as the tug-o-war rope between the NVA, the Viet Cong, and the Americans. At least, that's what he thinks. The Viet Cong just want to kill him...
Viva the Nam - Episode 8
IN THIS EPISODE: Colonel Kharnage leads an insanely large, complex and war crime ridden battle to (maybe) save Holmes from the clutches of his Viet Cong and NVA captors before they kill him first. Helicopters! Strafing! A Tank! 35mm Cameras! ACTION! Civilian death by the truckload! Merely the first half of a huge crazy battle to determine the fate of our... hero? Protagonist?
Viva the Nam - Episode 9
IN THIS EPISODE: The Final Episode! Holmes and Smartass continue to try and find a way out of the war-stricken village. Dane's battle with the Tank intensifies, involving huts, an RPG, and ramming speed. Kharnage does battle with Colonel Toom, with a cameraman handy to capture the event. It all culminates on a spectacular, one of a kind fight on the Temple grounds. Who gets to survive? Who gets turned to burger? Who gets what's coming? Who will GET SOME!