American Sniper movie review
I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this movie yet when it’s been a while since I’ve seen it. It was definitely one that I had wanted to see, but I knew that it was going to be tough to get through. If you’re one that has a hard time watching these kinds of uber-real scenarios, then this movie may not be for you. There were various graphic scenes, but that’s what made it seem real and believable. However, it really is such an amazing story that you should see. I think I liked it that much more, because I knew it was real.
The movie is about U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who was sent to Iraq, various times, with the only mission to protect his brothers-in-arms. His amazing pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” Honestly, there probably isn’t another guy like him who cared so deeply about what he did and how amazing he was at it, tour after tour. However, his reputation grew behind enemy lines which put a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents each tour. He also faced different kinds of battles on the home front by striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. All in all, this story is about the toll on Chris and his family as he serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq. The story doesn’t end how you want it to (as I’m sure you remember from the media outlets), which makes the whole situation incredibly sad.
Bradley Cooper plays Chris so amazingly well that I instantly forgot that it was Bradley Cooper. I really wish this movie won more awards than it did, because it definitely deserved it.