Monday, February 2, 2015
Movie Review --- American Sniper
But the movie isn't as painful as I thought it was going to be. The story takes you and builds your relationship with this man, Chris Kyle, so that when he makes decisions that are forced on him, you understand why he does what he does. Clint Eastwood is a master story teller and why he wasn't up for an Oscar for the job he did of this movie is a mystery (not really.)
I was surprised how "non-political" this movie was. There wasn't even a hint of politics in it, so don't worry that you will be force fed someones political ideas. It's not about that. It's about what our men
Yes, it was entirely silent at the end of the movie. There is no music playing, no extra reel, nothing to distract you from what you just saw. Go see this movie, it was excellent.
Just a little more about Bradley Cooper -- wow! Just wow! He WAS Chris Kyle, bulked up and stoic for this role. He was perfect. Hope he gets the praise he deserves for playing a real person and hitting all the right notes.