Saving Private Ryan Reviews
US troops give a pass to the same German SNIPER again and again ... until he makes this obomination worth watching ... by sniping Tom Hanks ... who is totally ms.cast as a combat officer.
Having said all of that praise, Saving Private Ryan is also trying to pull at your heart strings. At times I found the emotional scenes to be a tad contrived. It feels genuine through the sincerity with which Tom Hanks plays the squad leader, but Saving Private Ryan gets bogged down with the melodramatic acting of Matt Damon. I just never buy Damon as the character because he's playing Ryan so selfishly and basically. The rest of the supporting cast is much stronger both in character development and performances.
Overall, Saving Private Ryan is still one of the must see war films in cinema history. You'll be stunned at the scope of the D-Day invasion and humbled at Hank's acting and empathy. Give it a watch.
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A very realistic and strong story.
Seeing how quickly the U.S. military overtook the shores of Omaha was surprising with all their naval fleets and blimps. This movie plays out almost like a video game I've played, several. Tom Hanks always plays wonderful characters.
Matt Damon's teeth are too damn white in this movie. The set locations are amazing, you feel like your really there. This movie is a true war movie because you get the feeling that at any time anyone can die. Especially with the way it was filmed. I love the use of hand held camerawork in this movie. You get the feeling your really there.
That kid who was a coward who couldn't save his army buddy really pissed me off. Might as well die in the war if your going to be a pussy. It's movies like these that really make me hate war. The things people have to go through the hell they have to witness. Seeing there fellow brother die or watching a human burn alive or be blown to smithereens. It fucks a person up emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I wish wars never existed. But thankfully, were at a point now where wars have decreased and we're seeing less violence. Let's hope it stays that way.
Overall, this movie is a testimony in showing that wars are useless and viscous. They can break a man down, kill him, or even scar him for the rest of his life. Once a person goes to war, it never leaves them even after the war. War never changes is a powerful phrase that rings true with this movie. Brilliant acting by the way.