Saving Private Ryan is 19 years old, this year, and is STILL one of the best war movies ever made. Chiefly, of course, for its brutal and visceral combat scenes, which managed to put the audience right into the action.
Let’s dissect the most famous: the Omaha Beach D-Day landing.
Of course, this is not the only great scene in the movie. Truth told, nearly all of the combat or conflict scenes are incredible: the sniper in the tower, the sudden Mexican standoff in the ruined French village, and of course the final battle.
But Omaha Beach surpasses them all.
For those who can stomach the explicit violence, Saving Private Ryan is a much-recommended movie. It has some thematic weaknesses here and there, but on the whole is an amazing cinematic experience.