Watching "Saving Private Ryan" not a relaxing experience


By Erika Lavers
Roncalli Central High
Port Saunders, Newfoundland

Blood, guts, and body parts everywhere. I'm talking about the movie Saving Private Ryan. I attended this movie and I didn't like what I saw.

It had a really good story. However, the movie itself was really intense, which really turned me off. I thought that Saving Private Ryan would be a lot different and less graphic than it was.

 The special effects were great and you had a hard time telling what was real and what was produced by computer technology. This can be good because it helps create suspense and reality. But it can also be bad, as you don't know what's real footage or what's special effects.

This has caused painful memories for many war veterans who have seen the movie. As a result of this movie, many of these men have began calling veterans' help lines. This has led to extra staff being brought in to deal with calls from these traumatized men.


There were speakers all around us in the movie theatre which allowed us to hear sounds in the background while listening to the sound from the current screen. I really found this neat as you could hear people talking in the background and could hear what the other men had on their minds and how they were feeling.

I think the people who liked this movie should think of how this affects some of the men involved in this war. I think that going to see it only gives companies more money to make movies like this, which affects our communities and our lives.

If you like these kinds of movies, it's a great one for you. But if you don't like guts, blood and war then this isn't a movie for you.

A movie should be a place to escape from reality and relax. If you want blood, guts and detached body parts, watch the news.


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