Days of Change

The American Sniper Spoiler Topic | January 21, 2015

I saw American Sniper and I have some observations that may make watching it for the first time a different experience. I have to say, it was a good movie but I did not love it. I wasn’t expecting the directing style and the writers were in love with the F-word, which was used about once every 2 minutes. The more nit picky stuff is in the comments.


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  1. One weird thing I noticed right away was how asymmetrical Bradley Cooper’s eyes were. His right eye seemed like half an inch higher than the left, but they weirdly looked even when he was in sniper position.

    Clint Eastwood made a Western. This movie is the tale of two gunslingers and mostly ended when one sniper took out another. You could see in the fourth tour when the military in country didn’t really care about the sniper being “the butcher” just that he be taken out. Kyle took him out, but gave away his position. That reminded me of the end of “High Plains Drifter.”

    The movie had a disjointed quality, but I suppose that matched the way Chris Kyle existed. He was drifting before he found the Marines. For over a decade, he jumped between constant danger and taking out human targets to going home and having to be some guy going to birthday parties and the store. Much of that time he seemed to be ready to pounce.

    Some moments struck me, but mostly because the story was real and not the way a movie would usually make me emotional. The other thing is that the war scenes were realistic, but looked a lot like fake war scenes in other movies.

    Comment by 1539days — January 21, 2015 @ 5:16 pm

  2. Clint Eastwood made a Western.

    I learned in grad school that all American movies are Westerns.

    Comment by Mary — January 21, 2015 @ 9:59 pm

    • I’ve heard Star Wars is essentially a Western as well.

      Comment by 1539days — January 21, 2015 @ 10:07 pm

      • Yup, pard.

        Comment by Mary — January 25, 2015 @ 12:42 am

  3. I will not see the film any time soon, but it is enough for me now to know that it is driving the likes of Michael Moore crazy. .

    Comment by Mary — January 21, 2015 @ 10:05 pm

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