So I recently watched American Sniper.
First let me say that Bradley Cooper can play anyone. He’s such a versatile actor, but I have to say this was his best role yet.
I can only imagine the pain and suffering this man’s family had to have endured. This man, sniper, battled demons most of us only have nightmares about.
I have always been advocate for Veterans and it sickens me the way our government treats the men and women who sacrifice their time, bodies, and most importantly minds to protect us. Us being Americans who can’t even get along most day. Who are upset because someone cuts them off, steals their lunch, or even things as minor as a facebook post.
Wake up people! We aren’t living in a war zone. You don’t have to sacrifice your children to warlords or watch your family members dismembered or killed. Last time I checked bombs or bullets weren’t whizzing by your head.
What these men and women see overseas changes a person. And when they get home they need exit counseling.
Now back to the movie. It’s amazing!
Cooper portrayed Chris Kyle who is deemed America’s Most Lethal Sniper. First think I must note Kyle is a hero. He sacrificed his sanity to protect our freedom. He did what he had to do and wasn’t happy about it. There were times when Cooper seemed confused about being praised for killing men, women, and children. It bothered him and in the end I think he thought he had become a monster.
I wish I could shake his hand and thank him for his service. Amazing movie. I’m not going to give away the ending. I’ll leave you with this, just when things are getting back to normal tragedy strikes and lives are changed forever.
I had the same reaction after watching The Hurt Locker. I balled. You really get a firsthand view of the mental trauma that these prestigious men/women have gone through. You also get to see them battle with being called a hero for ending other’s lives.
I rate it a 5 out of 5! A definite must see!