Day #19 - Saving Private Ryan (1998)
"Earn this. Earn it."
It would be an understatement to say that Spielberg's other titanic WWII picture does not quite possess the gravitas of Schindler's List. Instead, Saving Private Ryan is content with merely being a riveting Boys' Own adventure through wartime France, about eight soldiers who are sent to search for one - the titular Pvt. Ryan - after his brothers are killed in action.
Led by Captain John Miller (a reliably endearing Tom Hanks, in his first collaboration with Spielberg), the small company that hunts for Pvt. Ryan is comprised of several likeable actors, such as Tom Sizemore, Adam Goldberg, and even Vin Diesel. Most of them are playing…