Saving Private Ryan

Without a doubt, I really enjoyed this (although it did have its own flaws), and I’m questioning myself why didn’t I see this sooner. The really good answer I had was that I thought that the movie would be boring since it was about war. But how very wrong I was! I should have known it would be an intense, adventure war film (just like the epic movie Hacksaw Ridge), and after seeing this: the horror of the war violence is one you can’t easily forget!

The movie doesn’t take long to get into the intense horror of the war violence. And once it starts, it is a long sequences of over 20 minutes of the intense violence and disturbing imagery of the war. And let me say this, I never smiled once during that long sequences; this movie sombered me up very much in a matter of seconds. And the beginning literally got me into tears knowing this imagery of war is very realistic, and that many people died for our freedom.

Once that big war sequence was over, we get at once into the main point of the movie. I love how this movie opened up with an intense sequences of horrofying war imgery and then we don’t take too long after to get right into the plot. I love when movies get right into the plot instead of taking their times and building it all up. And once we get into the main part, we start off a long walk to find Private Ryan.

Easily, this is Tom Hanks best performance for me! He delivers suchy a strong performance (maybe not strong enough for the ending) that he’s such a likeable character in the movie even thought he acts like a tough genreal. The other soldiers that followed the genreal are memorable but not as much as Tom Hank’s role in the movie. And the character they were trying to find Private Ryan was also unmemorable. I guess that’s why the kills in the movie doesn’t have much an impact on me . . . I kind of wished they did!

But this also Steven Spielberg’s better movies for me. He does such an epic job on bringing back World War II in the most realistic way possible. I love how the movie has such a simple plot while also exploring the time during the World War II up front. The imagery war violence in here is very realistic. I feel like some of the disturbing moments in the war films actually got to me. (I’m sure I said “Oh my gosh” at least over three times.) But it makes me appreicate the movie a whole lot more. I’m not a big war film lover, but this movie delivers such a realistic protrayel that I wouldn’t be suprise if this movie was actually shot during World War II.

It’s an intense war film that for some people they may not be able to watch all of it, but I just can’t get over the fact on how realistic it was. This was a brilliant war film that the more I think of it, the more I appreciate this movie so much. It’s such an intense, drama war film that when the movie ends . . . you feel satisfied on what you saw, and you feel like you went through hell and back just like some of those soliders did! A brillaint war masterpiece movie!


Saving Private Ryan

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Robert Rodat

Film Editors: Michael Kahn

Producers: Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, and Steven Spielberg

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, and Matt Damon

Runtime: 2 hours 49 minutes

Rated: R

Releasers: DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures

Released: July 24,1998

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