During and straight after the Vietnam War, American’s did not look very favourably upon the Vietnam War, and were not very accepting of it. However during the 1980’s American’s became much more accepting of the Vietnam War, and it began to move into more popular culture. There were many films based on the events of the war such as the Rambo films, Platoon, and the Missing in Action films. There have also been a lot of artists that have been influenced by the events, that surrounded the war, but also after the war had finished.
Although by most the Vietnam War was never really looked upon in a positive light, by the 1980’s, it’s involvement in popular culture certainly meant that people sympathised with it much more and showed more acknowledgment of the events that happened.