American Sniper: A Non-Review
The biggest movie in America right now is American Sniper. It tells the story of Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL, who is known as the most lethal sniper in the history of the United States.
If you know me, you know that I love movies. I watch a lot of them, albeit when most of them make it to Redbox. However, I don’t plan to watch Sniper. Here’s why.
First of all, this movie is being put up for some major awards as we are in the midst of awards season. Here’s something you need to know. I don’t watch many movies that are up for any kind of Academy Awards. It’s just not what I do.
Second, I have never understood either of the Gulf Wars in my lifetime. Now, I’m not squeamish about war or violence. I totally understood our military going after terrorists in Afghanistan. I grew up in the 80’s and have always been a little hawkish. I still have never understood what our national interests were both times we went into Iraq. I support our troops. I just never have understood the war.
Third, this seems like a message movie to me. I don’t do message movies.
Finally, I watch movies to be entertained. I don’t get the entertainment value of this one.
Now, please understand this. If you want to go watch American Sniper, I think that’s terrific. I just don’t personally want to watch it. I think it is great that we have a military and I fully support them. I am just going to pass on this film.
Are you going to watch American Sniper?