American Sniper is a true story based on the life of Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper. This movie was excellent. The academy of Arts and Science has their work cut out for them this year. There’s much to learn from this movie. Imagine having to assassinate terrorist in war time. Whether it’s a child, woman or man, as a sniper you are required to take the subject out immediately before they take out our soldiers. Chris was a cowboy who preformed in rodeos with his brother before deciding to become a Navy Seal Sniper. Taught by his dad to shoot, he had a gift, as he was able to shoot with pinpoint accuracy. Chris encountered many situations while in Iraq. By the time he got out of the service he was mentally affected by the experience. He worked long and hard to overcome his problems and get back to his wife and son. There’s lots of action depicting the battles fought in the war. Chris was the center of everything and earned the title of “The Legend”. He saved hundreds of lives and killed hundreds of terrorist in action. American Sniper is riveting and emotional and well directed.
[AMERICAN SNIPER is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Adapted Screenplay (Writing)]