Saving Private Ryan


Got to say this is the best ever war movie...just blew me away. The beach scene is just tops...what makes it is the fact you know it must have really happened.

War...what is it good for...absolutely nothing...say it again!!!

>>By Stovie...   (Monday, 2 Jun 2003 17:23)

War what is it good for??? more than u think if it wasnt for war america would still be ruled by england if it wasnt for war there would still be slaves. we can start think that war isnt good for nothing if we start thinking like that we will become weak and somebody on the side of the world may see this and bam where gone.

>>By Vegeta   (Saturday, 21 Jun 2003 03:54)

Rangers Lead the Way...........
All the Wat!


>>By Gunny   (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 06:14)

Vegeta, your a Nutjob

>>By Scouse   (Saturday, 30 Aug 2003 04:30)

that camera work was top gear. great use of light and simple filter. the opening scene on the beach left me stunned at the thought of what our boys went through that morning. for some it was over very quickly...others got almost to the sand dune for cover...

Band of Brothers was excellent as well.

>>By Sexibeast   (Monday, 1 Dec 2003 19:16)

vegeta stay of the drugs, without a doubt best war movie for action but still think schindlers list is the better film, but hey it is a debate aint it !

>>By fallmonk   (Saturday, 6 Dec 2003 01:02)

I think that anyone with a decent sense of human dignity has to conclude that war is the most horrible thing that can happen to people. If the beach scene in this film hasn't shown us that, what will? Fighting against enslavement is understandable, and that made WWII probably justifiable but not less horrible. Fighting as a way to claim 'honour' or scare your enemies is frighteningly naive. It seems to me to be nothing more than a child's reaction to a fear he cannot name. Like grabbing a gun and yelling to chase away the dragon under your bed. The louder you shout, the less fear you feel. But the more dangerous you become.

>>By Aywin   (Tuesday, 9 Dec 2003 18:32)

As you've all mentioned - the opening scene is filmatically exceptional and was the first of its kind. It has inspired tons of computer games and other movies; "Black Hawk Down" is a good example. A lot of reviewers state that BHD is the opening-scene of SPR stretched out into an entire movie.

I find one big flaw with SPR though: How likely is it that the president of the US would (potentially) sacrifice valuable military resources in sending a squad on a dangerous search & rescue mission, simply because he was feeling sentimental and wanted to spare the grieving Mrs. Ryan for the loss of a third (or would it have been fourth) son?

>>By ortlieb   (Friday, 2 Jan 2004 05:15)

In light of the five dead Sullivan brothers already in the news (I think they're mentioned in the movie), it's plausible the Man didn't want any more bad PR.

>>By Seward3   (Sunday, 4 Jan 2004 09:41)

This movie is probably the best way to show exactly what happened that bloody day...

>>By Lex   (Wednesday, 28 Jan 2004 15:04)

I loved this movie. I'ts one the bes movies i've ever seen. Specialy the combats were very well reproduced. I suggest that they make a second movie like "saving the jewish private" or "saving a stranger private".
(p.s= savign the jewish private is not ment to insult anybody i just made up a title for a film).

>>By jackass84   (Monday, 19 Apr 2004 22:37)

Why does anything good have to have a sequel? When something is said and it's finished, please let it be finished ... We have to allow some things to end. Besides, sequels are almost never as good as the original, simply because the original idea is not original anymore ...

>>By Aywin   (Wednesday, 21 Apr 2004 20:44)

This movie makes you think about the sacrifices that have been made by the men of this country for our freedom. The film gives you a realistic feeling. The cinematography is amazing -- you can hear gunshots going pass the men, you can witness raw emotion in the soldiers, and the location in which this movie was filmed appears just like Europe was during WWII. I would give Spielberg (and Hanks) two thumbs way up!

>>By JrzyGirl   (Wednesday, 5 May 2004 04:21)


>>By manson_is_sexy   (Sunday, 22 Jan 2006 06:44)

terrible movie

>>By manson_is_sexy   (Sunday, 22 Jan 2006 06:45)

War is a neccesary evil.. well at this time of our history it is... there has to be deterent ..otherwise where would saddamn hussain be now... its not nice and i would much rather we didnt have to.. but wew have to be real.. by the way same as most people when i say the first scene is the most frightening thing you would ever have to face.. scares the crap out of you, and we werent even their.. pity those that were..

>>By buell   (Friday, 14 Jul 2006 23:20)

ok lets say the truth just one time its really tragedy war events for one familly that loss 3 from 4 brothers in one war so how can the USA Gov deal with that problem to save the last man in that familly ......i thing the movie was wonderful and its vision for the facts was very nice the music the events the cojection of the situation we can say its great movie that who want to spend time he must watch it.
allex from - iraq-baghdad

>>By allex   (Monday, 16 Oct 2006 10:43)

Great camerawork, realistic to the enth degree, bit mushy and sentimental in parts, but the one thing that gets me, is there are no British, Canadian, or French troops in the entire film, did the US Army win D-day all by themselves!! The British were after all the first ones to step on french soil that day!!

>>By BushisaManiac   (Tuesday, 17 Oct 2006 15:47)

I could be wrong but I don't think the Americans were involved in D-day whatsoever. Typical Americans trying to change history and make them look like the heroes :p
Anyway, thoroughly enjoyed the movie even if it was extremely far removed from reality.

>>By endless_nameless   (Friday, 10 Nov 2006 17:48)

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