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Fave brotherly war film: '1917' or 'Saving Private Ryan'?

There’s no arguing that war is terrible. But as much as war may show the worst of humanity, some good (and even beauty) may come from it. This is most aptly reflected by the strength in the brotherhood of soldiers who just want to make sure they and their friends get back home safely. There are two brotherly war films that are cannon in the genre: “1917”—the Sam Mendes film praised for its technical advances—and the classic (and intense) “Saving Private Ryan.” Which is your favorite? 

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“1917” follows the story of two soldiers (Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay) sent to call off a battle. Should they fail, over 1,600 men will perish (no pressure, though). From there on out is a heart-racing story that choses not to focus on the stars on the film’s roster (Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch, just to name two) or the dialogue, but on the brave actions of two young men desperately trying to save their fellow soldiers who’ve already lost hope. 

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Even if the general plot line doesn’t enthrall you, “1917” is undoubtedly a technical masterpiece. The film is edited in such a way that it appears to be one continuous shot, with the camera at ground level, forcing you to get on the soldiers’ perspective and experience what they’re experiencing. Talk about empathy. 

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If you can make it through the opening scene of “Saving Private Ryan,” you can make it through any scene of any war scene, period. After that super, super brutal rendition of D-Day, the movie has Tom Hanks and a small group of soldiers searching for the titular Private Ryan (Matt Damon) to save his mother grief after losing the rest of her boys. 

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“Saving Private Ryan” is not only a great love letter to those who served in World War II, but a thought-provoking piece about what one life is worth. That, and when’s a good time to spare a life which, nice going, Upham

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