39 – Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Rubbish.A guy who's storming Normandy is collecting soil from different parts of the world.No only that but he carries all his samples with him into a war zone.Why not leave it back at base?Idiot.

Rubbish.A guy who’s storming Normandy is collecting soil from different parts of the world.No only that but he carries all his samples with him into a war zone.Why not leave it back at base?Idiot.

Saving Private Ryan is about one army sergeants battle with arthritis and how he tries to overcome his crippling affliction by searching for a guy called Ryan.Not really,but i could be.What with all the close-ups of Tom Hanks’ hands shaking uncontrollably. The gist of the film is an 8 man group is sent looking for the final remaining Ryan after his 3 brothers were killed in combat.It seems a bit stupid putting 8 lives at risk for 1 but hey it’s an American film.The film has an all-star cast,so many familiar faces it’s hard to find someone you don’t recognize. The action and battle scenes really make this film.The realism along with the gore factor really makes an impression on you.In the end Hanks finds the guy and with his last words tells Damon to “Earn it” and does he?I haven’t a clue.As i watched the film there was a few bits where i was shouting at the screen.For example when they’re looking through the bag of dog tags it looks like they’re going through a bag of mirrors,light reflecting all over their faces.As far as i know dog tags are matte/frosted for the for the simple reason that if you’re hiding you don’t want light reflecting from you because the enemy might see it.

IMDB RATING      –     8.5
MY RATING     –    7.9
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  NOT BAD.VERY LONG.SOME GRUESOME STUFF IN IT.

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