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I don't normally write "movie reviews". I'm more interested in the quality of the sound and picture for home video and find opinions on whether this movie is better than that one personal or subjective at best. This one is an exception.
Director Steven Spielberg has made three films to date directly concerning the Second World War. One a comedy, "1941" and the other two, straight out historical dramas, "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan".
On this 75th anniversary of the landing of Allied troops at Normandy, also known as D-Day, take some time to remember those who sacrificed so much, so that we could have a better world to live in. If you perhaps need a history lesson in some of the events that occurred during this time, have a look at "Saving Private Ryan". It's not a true story (it's actually based on a story about brothers who fought in Vietnam) but it's set within the context of factual events.
Steven Spielberg won an Oscar for best director in 1998 when this film was made and his mark is in every frame. The story is told with such passion and conviction that you could be forgiven for believing it IS a true story. See this movie, learn a little about the sacrifices made by so few for the greater good of the world and take from it what you will. Yes the first 15 minutes are very heavy going but I believe it is one of the best films ever made. A very personal and subjective opinion.