Saving Private Ryan – Movie Review

Saving Private Ryan

Plot: During WWII, Chief of Staff, General Marshall is informed that three of a woman’s sons have been killed and that she’s going to receive the notifications of their demise at the same time. And when he learns that a fourth son is still unaccounted for, the General decides to send a unit to find him and bring him back, despite being told that it’s highly unlikely that he is still alive and the area that he was known to be at is very dangerous. So the unit consisting of 8 men are sent to find him but as stated it’s very dangerous and one by one, each of them are being picked off. Will they find him and how many of them will still be alive. (Source: IMDb)

My Thoughts: This movie is iconic to say in the least, the D-Day battle is in my opinion one of the best action sequences ever put to film, it is executed so incredibly well. It is so realistic down to the simplest bullet shot, or facial expression. When one of the soldiers is screaming out for his mom, it tears you apart, makes you want to cry because it is shot in such an emotional way, making you feel and suffer along with all of the people in the scene.

The rest of the movie, it is great, it is packed with some very big name actors. Even with the not so big names, they are able to hold there own in the camera. Every action scene in this movie is shot so well, making you feel as if you are running right beside with these men going into battle.

The whole premise of the movie is emotional, the movie is not beaten down with violence because it has the acting and story behind it to make the movie less about the violence but about the characters.

I would rate this movie a 5 out of 5 because not only is it a war movie, it is emotional, intense, and gripping right from the beginning of the movie and it will drag you in and not let go until it is over.


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