December 3, 2015

Cinemascope: American Sniper

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2014.

Plot line: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission -- protect his comrades -- to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

When I heard that Clint Eastwood was the director, this movie immediately went on my radar. I've waited several weeks after watching it to see how I felt after all my emotions has dampened down, and I still think this is a movie worth watching. This is an interesting and nuanced exploration of war from one sniper's point of view, and as a country that has engaged in several wars in the past decade or so, I think it is important to look at the themes this movie explores squarely in the eye. And by the way, Bradley Cooper is really great in this one.

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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