Clint Eastwood's latest creation, American Sniper, has gotten tons of attention. Critics and audiences either give it high praise or think it's a lying piece of garbage that pisses on the definition of "hero."
Well, our very own U.S. Sen. John McCain is a fan of the Oscar-nominated flick and is defending it left and right.
From a McCain press release:
“I congratulate Clint Eastwood and the entire cast and crew of American Sniper for an outstanding cinematic achievement honoring the life of a genuine American hero, Chris Kyle. This film depicts with subtlety and compassion those brave few who serve our nation in uniform, their experiences in the horror of war, the burdens they often bear upon returning home, and the untold sacrifices of their families. It is deeply regrettable that obsessive critics of U.S. foreign policy have sought to disparage this film and denigrate the memory of a noble American warrior. Fortunately, their pettiness has not stopped millions of Americans from seeing American Sniper, and hopefully in the process, gaining a greater appreciation for the service and sacrifice of America’s military service members and their families."
I recently watched it, but never read the late Chris Kyle's autobiography or knew much of him prior to seeing the movie trailer. That being said, I thought it was a good film. Not the most accurate, not the most educated in portraying Iraqis—but rather accurate in depiction of the darkness of war.
Have you seen it? What did you think?