Movie – Saving Private Ryan [REVIEW] – The Mission Is A Man

IMDB Rating: 8,6/10
Genre: Drama, War
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Robert Rodat
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore


We always wonder how the image of a war is? How bitter war is and how sadistic is? We don’t know that we are already living in this free period, especially when this time in which we have enjoyed the results of peace after the war. So in this film, we see a picture of a war. Saving Private Ryan is a movie made by Steven Spielberg who win 74 awards in this film. Includes from 5 Oscar awards such as Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing. We know that Steven Spielberg always draws the attention of his audience through the first impression. Like 15 minutes from the beginning of this film has made the audience didn’t look away when watching this movie. This is the real proof that Steven Spielberg is a highly overrated director but a genius.

“Saving Private Ryan,” set in World War II. After 3 of Ryan’s four brothers died on the battlefield at the same time, a mission had to be completed in order to save the one. Private Ryan (Matt Damon) is on the line when all of the soldiers didn’t know his status and his existence. Therefore, Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) and his soldier had to find Ryan’s and take him home.

Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Rolf Saxon, and Adam Shaw in Saving Private Ryan (1998)

If you only read by the synopsis is a bit difficult to understand and sounds unreasonable. But if you watching it, it makes any sense that you will turn out your perspective. The first impression made by Steven Spielberg has already made the audience tense. An incredible first opening of this movie begins when Spielberg shows how the atmosphere of Normandy landings. For less than 25 minutes, the audience didn’t turn looking away of this film. Of course, Spielberg knows about how to make the first impressions that look amazing. Using approximately 1,500 peoples makes this scene even more amazing. Although the film is not as good as Apocalypse Now which has a dark theme or Full Metal Jacket that has a psychological theme, Saving Private Ryan shows how bitter and how the horrible war is. From severe injuries to loss of limbs to the nervousness or fear they felt before and when the war began.

Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Edward Burns in Saving Private Ryan (1998)

This film certainly still has the story and meaning contained therein. Take it easy, this movie is perfect to watch all circles and the story is easy to understand. Despite that, Saving Private Ryan shows clearly the theme of a very dark war atmosphere. I just wonder if that war can solve everything? Is war the right thing to solve the problem? Or it can be paid just about everyone? This film shows how saving one’s life should receive enormous sacrifices. If indeed the war can solve the problem, so which one is right and which one is wrong? War always keeps people from raising passions from killing people. As if one of the soldiers had lost one of his best friends, the soldier was so eager to kill the man who had killed his best friend. This soldier seems to have come up with how that his enemy that killed his friend has committed a very big sin. But isn’t that the other way around?

This movie is a war movie, but there are so many moral messages in this movie. The moral message is also neatly arranged, though not so profound. However, this film is indeed more a picture of the war but never escape the moral message that exists. This film is also the debut of the first Hollywood actor of Vin Diesel who acted as Caparzo in this film. Although it only appears briefly, Vin Diesel has stepped into a Hollywood thanks to this movie. A film of how to show an ambiguous moral theme and war accompanied by dark horror, all that remains and always balanced.


Overall, the end of the movie is very predictable, but the process from the beginning to the end is very fun to watch. Ending in this movie is also no less interesting than its opening. This is the real proof of Steven Spielberg how he made a very exciting war movie and never lost the core of the story.

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