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the horror of american glory,
This review is from: Saving Private Ryan [DVD]  (DVD)
The horror of war is portrayed in a distastefully glorified manner. As it is beheld to most, the sumptuousness of American culture is displayed in a somewhat arrogant style. The way in which Spielberg creates atmosphere through idiotic patriotism is insultingly contemptuous to say the least. For a sea of indulgent necessity (if you’re an American), this film comes highly recommended. It will show you how the power of ‘God’ and the sheer might of American will resolves to determine the outcome of any fastidiously prepared cinematic experience.
As it happens, the film, when looking at it superficially, is determinably well finished. An enjoyable cinematic experience but one which must be approached with diminutive caution. As with most films of a Spielberg esq era, it appears to be well scripted and pleasing on the eye. This false nature which is portrayed through American snobbery and mightiness overshadows what is essentially a incredible movie about the sheer horror of war and the power of human emotion.
For a more reasonable approach and an all together superior look on the emotional consequences of war, do not purchase this DVD, and instead try ‘the thin red line’.