Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
Directed by Clint Eastwood:
Today, I have just seen Eastwood’s latest directed movie, “American Sniper” and here is my review…
Plot/Synopsis: Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who wanted to become a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle’s struggle isn’t with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids.
I can’t understand why Eastwood got the snub for Best Director at the Oscars for this movie. I thought it was very well directed. Eastwood is a good director like always. Yet, another winner for Eastwood!
If you have liberal political views, you probably wouldn’t like it. If you are conservative like me, you would probably love it. Yeah, there are gonna be all kinds of weird conspiracy theories surrounding Chris Kyle… some ignorant and dumb liberals would make claims that Kyle is a war monger and murderer so of course, liberals are gonna make claims that this movie isn’t accurate. Screw that.
The movie is about showing America what kind of man Chris Kyle was and what he did for America. The film is more of a dedication to a war hero. A tribute kind of thing. It wanted to show that Chris was a family man and a patriot. He was a warrior who truly loved his country and he would do whatever it takes to protect our homeland.
I thought Brad did an amazing job once again and I think this is his best role. It should be no surprise that Brad would kill it again but he was different in this movie. I thought he was the right fit for playing Kyle. Sienna Miller was amazing too.
The movie did had some pretty intense battles and can get quite graphic. This movie wasn’t made for your popcorn entertainment. It wanted to show you what it would be like fighting in war today. The film wanted to make a point. While the film maybe a bit “conservative”… the Chris Kyle story shouldn’t be “right vs. left”. I think every American should see the movie or read the book or both.
It’s a real shame that the Chris Kyle story gets ignored a lot by Americans and it’s about time a movie got made about him to help give him more recognition. It’s also a shame that Obama still didn’t acknowledge his heroism and didn’t even give him a Medal of Honor.
I thought “American Sniper” was amazing. A beautiful movie all the way through. It’s definitely one of the best war films in the last decade. Clint still got it!
Score for “American Sniper” = 5 out of 5 as in “excellent”.