Have you gone to see American Sniper yet?
If you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to go see it. You need to see it.
It’s not the usual from Hollywood.
And Leftists in America are bitterly seething and downright apoplectic about the movie. But the vast majority of real Americans have embraced the movie and its celebration of courage, patriotism and camaraderie.
From The American Standard:
American Sniper marks a small turn away from more than a decade of our cultural elites’ witting and unwitting undercutting of the heroism of American soldiers—a turn that may be hard for Hollywood to ignore, given how much money the film is poised to make. The country may still be divided by the politics of the war on terror, but millions of satisfied moviegoers emerging from American Sniper suggest that Americans still broadly agree our country is worth fighting for, if for no other reason than that it still produces men like Chris Kyle.
If you need another reason to go see it, read this article: American Sniper Finally Breaks Hollywood’s Anti-Military Omertà.
So I finally saw American Sniper yesterday.
Short review: You should too. Right now.
Slightly longer review: Based on Chris Kyle’s autobiography and a well-crafted script by actor/writer Jason Hall, this is a surprisingly multifaceted movie that asks the questions that Hollywood rarely explores, and certainly not with this depth: in the 21st century, in an era of an all-volunteer military, what is it that makes a man volunteer? And once he’s done his time “in country,” what is it that makes him return back there again and again?