Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
Director: Clint Eastwood
Rating: R16 (violence and disturbing content)
Running time: 132 mins
Verdict: Revolves around the target nothing else.
The story in American Sniper of Chris Kyle one of the best snipers of Us military. Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a movie on Iraqi war due to heavy budget Warner Bros rejected his ambitious plans.
Spielberg had already created some great sharpshooters. It looks like he didn’t like sharp shooters in the movies like – Amon Goth in Schindler’s List and the God-bothering psycho who was part in the rescue squad in Saving Private Ryan.
As a war movie, it does give a sense of chaos and lurking threat. And also delivers Iraq war scenes like you haven’t seen before – the scene where Kyle and the squad is saved by helicopter gunship between dust storm is very impressive.
But American Sniper could not succeed in understanding the Kyle’s mindset. We see Texas-raised Kyle volunteering post 9/11 as a 30-year-old who survived the Seal boot camp. The next thing you notice how Kyle is popping rounds at Ramadi Fallujah covering for the grunts on the streets hitting door to door looking for al Qaeda in the area.
But this is a movie that portrays the American heroism for an audience happy to watch the recent US military history. American Sniper likes to stand out as an ode movie about US military.