posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:16 PM
So I went to go see the movie, American Sniper, today. Know what I found out ?? The far left and the far right are too blinded by their politics to
see what the movie is. Their rhetoric is thick. People on both sides of the political isle either praising or vilifying the movie .. and they
haven't even seen it or they only see what they want ...
1 - It's NOT a war movie. Not even close. In fact, at points in the movie I thought I was watching a 'chick flick'. It was mostly about
2 - It's NOT a propaganda movie. Not even close. In fact, after watching it, I think it will probably turn a lot of people off to signing up.
They'll see the severe emotional and physical toll that war takes out on people. This movie did NOT glamorize war and did NOT glamorize shooting
people. The horrors of PTSD and missing limbs and blindness and all that were very clear and very real.
3 - The movie did NOT say that we went into Iraq because of 9/11. That was posted at ATS earlier and it simply is not true.
4 - Eastwood (the director) did a good job showing how difficult the transition is from war to 'regular life' to war to 'regular life'. It was a
jarring transition for the audience each time Kyle went back and forth.
5 - The far right is saying it's a fantastic movie. I thought it was rather slow and overall I'd give it a 'B'. It's the kind of movie I'd see
one time. It was okay once but I wouldn't bother with it again. (unlike entertaining movies like The Godfather or Avengers that can be watched over
6- The only part of the movie that I thought was really moving was the ending. At the end, while the credits are rolling, you are at the real funeral
of Kyle. The person you just spent two hours with in such intense situations is dead. The movie ends in silence. You've basically been to his
funeral. The theatre was full and everyone got up and left in silence as fitting for leaving a funeral. I've never been at a movie where people
have done that before.
The left and the right need to get a grip over this. The movie was good but not fantastic .. and the movie was absolutely not the monster that the
left is trying to make it out to be.
I thought about putting this in the movie review section but then I thought it would be better in RANT. My rant with this movie is that people need
to leave their partisan BS behind and plug their brains back in. This is JUST A MOVIE. Go see it before you decide if you like it or dislike it,
and for crying out loud don't go saying it's something that it's not.
It's just a movie.