American Sniper Movie Review


I'm a little late with this post, but late is way better than never in regards to posts lol.

Now the reason I'm writing this is because this movie faced a lot of scrutiny and it was labeled as propaganda by the public at large by painting the picture of Iraqis as being savages and ruthless. But you know me; I don't make my judgments based off the public at large. So when I went to watch this movie finally, I was thoroughly impressed by the end of it. The reality of it all is that war is not a beautiful thing where if you get tired you can simply wave the white flag and try again tomorrow. It's ugly, it's nasty, it's the closes thing you can come to seeing hell and coming back.

Now were our reasons for being over there best, who knows, I'm not here to debate political agenda, what I'm here to talk about are the men and women who chose to go over there and risk their life so people here can be safe. It always annoys me when people who've never been to war, or doesn't understand what war can do to a person, offers their opinion based off tweets and back room conversations with friends. This movie pretty much detailed how it was over there and how a lot of those guys are affected long term from those situations.

Snipers are bad ass, period. I was actually instructed by a world champion sharp shooter when I was in basic and he taught me some good points on how to shoot. But at the end of the day, those snipers saved a lot of lives, as you can see from the movie. Even though Chris Kyle was just a legend in terms of shooting. People won't ever agree to what goes on during war, and if I had it my way, we'd never go to war. But like I said before, the reality of it all is that war is a dark and hellish place, and men like Chris Kyle insured that a lot of guys made it home to their family.

I've never seen eye to eye of political agendas of this country, but what I will never change my stance on is my appreciation for the men and women of the Armed Forces, because without them, there would be no America, no matter how messed up it is within its own walls. It's just sad that when Chris Kyle finally found some semblance of normality, he was murdered trying to help someone else. That's always the hard part, you make it home from war and something like that didn't need to happened, happened.

One thing that did bother me, and I thought was hilarious from twitter with all the meme's, was the fake baby scene:


Overall, I respect the fact that this movie was made and I do think it warrants all of the nominations it's receiving. What is your take on the movie, do you think it was done right or did it stray far too left for you, leave a comment below.

Until next time guys.

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