I really enjoyed this movie and thought it was well done. Bradley Cooper did a very good job acting the part of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL sniper who saves many lives and makes him a legend. Cooper’s portrayal of the mental changes that progressed through 4 tours of duty in the middle east was done very well, showing the PTSD increasing each time he returned home to his family. It was amazing to see a man so committed to protecting and saving his fellow soldiers and serving his country.
The only thing I didn’t like about this movie was the constant swearing. I understand the ‘realism’ that this shows as a Navy SEAL, but I just thought it was a bit over the top. Otherwise I thought it was good. As a war movie it was acted, directed and filmed very well. It was not glorifying or over emphasizing violence but truly showed what Chris Kyle went through during his 4 tours. It also showed how much he continued to disconnect from his wife and family each time he returned. I did appreciate that after he returned from his last tour and was struggling with a sense of purpose, he was able to give back to wounded veterans and re-connect with his family again.
It was such a tragedy how he ultimately did die after being such a hero, but I’m glad they really didn’t spend any significant time on that part of his life. They simply showed who he was and how much of an impact he had on his country. The movie ended with real life footage of the procession along the highway for his funeral and all the people waving flags and honoring his memory.
“American Sniper” release date for the DVD is May 19.
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