If it's crap ... We'll tell you
I saw the movie "All Quiet on the Western Front(1979 version)" for the first time six months ago, but I always heard it was a great anti-war. As for "Pvt. Ryan" I grew up on that movie, and have seen it at least a dozen times.
After I saw "Western Front" I of course had to compare it too "Ryan". Now "Front" is about WWI and "Ryan" about WWII, and "Ryan" had a big budget and was made only a decade ago and "Front" was made 30 years ago with a smaller one. These things should be taken in consideration. However at the end of the Day "Front" has a better moral and thesis: War is a terrible loss of life that only benefits the elite, and your enemy in war could be your friend if you got to know him. "Ryan's" moral is "Kill those damn Krauts and serve your country, boy!"
What do you think? Did I just blaspheme against a movie god or is this a fair analysis?