Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saving Private Ryan Review.

We watched Saving Private Ryan a few weeks ago so here is the review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Action, War
Release date: July 24, 1998 (1998-07-24)
Running Time: 169 minutes
MMPA rating: R

The Good: Lots of realistic WWII action, Good acting, John Willaims soundtrack,

The Bad: Very unrealistic plot for a movie that is set the real world, To munch profinity(we are not giving it a lower score because of it)

Plot: The film begins with an elderly World War II veteran and his family visiting the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-mer; Normandy, France. The scene then cuts to the morning of June 6, 1944, the beginning of the Normandy invasion, with American soldiers preparing for the perils of landing on Omaha Beach and struggling against dug-in German infantry, machine gun nests, and artillery fire, which cut down many of the men. Captain John H. Miller, the company commander of Charlie Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion, survives the initial landing and assembles a group of soldiers to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach.
The scene then shifts to the United States where General George Marshall is informed that three of four brothers in the Ryan family have all died within days of each other and that their mother will receive all three notices on the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan of Baker Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. After reading to his staff Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, Marshall orders that Ryan be found and sent home immediately because of the Sole Survivor Policy.
Back in France, three days after D-Day, Miller receives orders to find Ryan. He assembles six men from his company (Horvath, Mellish, Reiben, Jackson, Wade and Caparzo), plus one detailed from the 29th Infantry Division (Upham), who speaks fluent French and German, to accomplish the task. With no information about Ryan's whereabouts, Miller and his men move out to Neuville. On the outskirts of Neuville they meet a platoon from the 101st. After entering the town, Caparzo is wounded by a sniper in the chest, and slowly bleeds to death, since nobody can go out into the open without getting hit. Jackson is able to pick off the sniper after Caparzo dies. They locate a Private James Frederick Ryan from Minnesota, but soon realize that he's not their man. They find a member of Charlie Company, 506th, who informs them that his drop zone was at Vierville and that Baker and Charlie companies had the same rally point. Once they reach it, Miller locates a friend of Ryan's, who reveals that Ryan is defending a strategically important bridge over the Merderet River in the fictional town of Ramelle. Watch the movie to see what a happens next.

Plot: 6.9/10- The plot is very unrealistic. Something similar has happen in real life but not behind enemy lines.

Action: 9.6/10- Lots of realistic shooting action though out the movie.

Acting: 9.3/10- Tom Hanks was terrific and the rest was also.

Special effects: N/A- Not munch other than realistic blood effects.

Soundtrack: 8.6/10- Another amazing soundtrack by John Williams but not his best.

Comedy: N/A

Overall: 8.9/10- Saving Private Ryan is a great action movie with good acting but the plot was not so good.

Closing comments: If you like action movies Saving Private Ryan is the movie for you.

Recommended for: Action movie fans, War movie fans,

1 comment:

  1. It's wierd. Somehow, I just KNEW you would do this film soon... no, I haven't seen it, though I'm interested.


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