Monday, January 19, 2015

American Sniper Review: Eastwood and Cooper give us the man behind the legend of Chris Kyle

The Hit:

If you're into modern war movies, American Sniper takes the cake. Concerning the rating, I always like to start reviews of these kinds of movies by saying that war isn't PG-13. I have a couple friends who always say to me, "why include so much swearing in war movies?" My response is this: war isn't PG-13. It is blood, gore, language and scenes not meant for young or sensitive eyes and ears. In that sense, Clint Eastwood did an amazing job directing the movie based on the real life story of the legendary sniper Chris Kyle. 

Bradley Cooper portrays Kyle and does an amazing job to say the least. It's like when Heath Ledger was criticized for getting the role of Joker but then did a bad ass job. This is a defining role for Bradley Cooper. He grows on you and tugs at your heart strings. 

Sienna Miller is equally powerful as Taya, Chris's wife. Although Chris goes through some crazy shit in Iraq, she is equally strong back home taking care of their kids. When Chris is home between tours she does everything in her power to keep their relationship going. Men and women who have spouses fighting for our rights and freedoms and sticking with them after long months of deployment have my respect.

Chris Kyle is just an ordinary guy from Texas who decides to go to war to protecting this land and people from terrorists and other evils in the world. Although you see a lot of Chris Kyle's kills and heroic moments, you also get to see the down side of it all and how war changes soldiers. More than just the legendary kills, you see how Chris deals with PTSD and works to get better with the help of his family. I'm sure American Sniper will leave you speechless.

The Verdict:
GREEN LIGHT (Go see it)

1 comment:

  1. Loved the movie, loved the review! Thanks for your insight!