sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Saturday, January 17, 2015

American Sniper (Movie Review)


I saw the film and it moved me. 10 out of a possible 10 - and a must see. If for no other reason, see the movie to support a Hollywood effort that has a solid patriotic undertone. It's a real story about real people and if you've moved in those circles, the film will reactivate your PTSD just a bit.

And as tough as war is, it's difficult to come home to a "new normal". That was shown in the Academy Award winning film, "The Hurt Locker" as well.

No spoilers, no psychobabble. At the end of the movie in a packed theater, nobody moved or spoke. Nobody got up. The house lights came up and only then, and reluctantly, people reverently left the theater. That says it all.

Bradley Cooper did an outstanding job playing Chris Kyle and Sienna Miller did just as good of a job playing his wife, Taya.