12 Surprisingly Touching Moments In Extremely Macho Movies
12. Saving Private Ryan Caparzo's Sacrifice
Saving Private Ryan did a wonderful job of portraying the horrors that so many young men had to endure during World War Two; from the sensory assault of the opening on Omaha Beach right through to the tear-jerking ending, the movie is full of emotionally devastating moments. You would not think of many of these moments particularly touching more harrowing perhaps but Caparzo's sacrifice highlighted the human aspect of the characters. In the scene in question, the squadron are pinned down by sniper fire and trying to escapee, but Vin Diesel's Pvt. Caparzo decides selflessly to try and save a little girl, much to Capt. Miller's anger. It's a surprisingly touching moment as we see that, even though his life is in danger, Caparzo isn't willing to abandon a young child and condemn her to being collateral damage. It's made all the more devastating as he is then quickly struck down by a sniper's bullet and the little girl is no closer to safety, making his death so tragically unnecessary.
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