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Saving Private Ryan Movie Critique

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Saving Private Ryan Movie Critique Saving Private Ryan is a fairly new World War 2 movie, which is a blockbuster hit. It's about a private named Ryan who lost three of his brothers in action. Being the only brother left in the family he gets the ticket home. He was dropped on D-Day in German occupied territories. Unfortunately no one knows where he is because of misdrops so a team of eight rangers are sent out o find him. During the mission they go through many hard tasks of war. They also lose two of their men and at one point the team almost falls apart. ...read more.


One of the conflicts could be man vs. himself (soldiers vs. feelings about the mission). None of the soldiers saw soldier saw real importance of the mission. It seemed too dangerous to put eight of their lives for one of private Ryan's. The conflict wasn't really resolved because they felt the same way about it until the end. There was also no winner in the conflict or lose. Even the captain showed no importance in the mission but his loyalty for the assignment was stronger. If I was put in the same spot I would feel exactly the same way. Even though his mother lost three of her sons already, how would my mother feel if she lost her only son. ...read more.


Acting in Saving Private Ryan was unbelievable. The actors such as Tom Hanks and Tom Sizemore gave their best and it's probably best ever. The acting made you feel as if you were there. it brought out the emotions out in an ordinary person as me. even the extras performed an excellent acting that moved the viewers. The actors showed the pain, the anger their emotions as if it was real. Tom Hanks showed pain so real that one could feel it. Watching them going through the hardships shook a tear out in the most feeling less people. The extras such as setting, costumes and make up were also excellent. the whole movie looked like it was filmed during world War 2. The costumes and make up made the movie go to the next level regarding the war. ...read more.

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