|Posted by john Donnelly on January 14, 2015 at 4:35 PM|
American Sniper was such a cool movie, good cast, great story, action packed, twists and turns, highs and lows, worth watching..
American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical war drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on Chris Kyle's autobiography American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History and stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller with Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardrict in supporting roles.
The film had its world premiere on November 11, 2014 at American Film Institute Festival and was theatrically limited released in the United States on December 25, 2014.Wiki
Kyle works as a rodeo cowboy but wants more and signs up to become a Navy SEAL. He completes his training and meets his future wife. They are married after September 11, and he is deployed to Iraq as a sniper. He makes many kills, and is called "The Legend" but agonizes over the soldiers he could not save. At home his wife is pregnant and anxious.
Adjusting to life at home is difficult for his pregnant wife. Kyle appears calm and happy to be home. His child is born and he watches news footage and remains concerned about the war. He calls "them" savages, but his wife is more concerned about "us" and Kyle making it back home to his family.
Kyle reenlists for a second tour. He briefly meets his weary, disillusioned brother. Kyle has been promoted to Chief Petty Officer and is part of a group hunting down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who are searching for his second in command known as "The Butcher". The insurgents have put a price on the head of Chris Kyle.
Home again Kyle encounters a soldier who thanks him for saving his life. His daughter has also been born, but his wife bemoans his distance even when he is there.
On his third tour one of Kyle's is seriously injured, and evacuated back to base. The unit decides to go back into the field and continue their assignment and another SEAL is shot dead by a sniper. Kyle flies home accompanying five coffins, and attends a funeral with his wife. As a mark of respect Kyle fixes his gold trident badge on to the casket, along with seven others. Kyle attributes the death to the soldier having given up, evidenced by a disillusioned letter read out at the funeral. Kyle feels compelled to return for another tour. His wife doesn't understand his decision, saying she needs him home.
From a rooftop Kyle spots a man with a rocket launcher and shoots him dead. A small boy picks up the weapon, Kyle wills him to put it down, ready to shoot him if necessary. Kyle is assigned a mission to take down an expert Iraqi sniper who has been picking off engineers building a barricade. A sniper team is placed inside enemy territory. Kyle spots the sniper but it is a risky long distance shot and is urged to wait for the rapid response team. He makes the shot but exposes their position, and a firefight ensues. Running short of ammunition they call in an air strike to their own position. Kyle calls his wife and tells her he is ready to come home. A sandstorm causes the strike to miss, but provides cover for their escape. Kyle, last to leave is wounded and almost left behind.
Kyle returns home. He is on-edge, and has some difficulty adjusting to ordinary life, but professes that he is "haunted by all the guys he couldn't save". The psychiatrist encourages him to help "save" soldiers in the hospital, and spend time with recovering veterans. From there he gradually adjusts to home life. While leaving home and saying goodbye to his family, his wife sees a veteran outside that Kyle is going to bring to the shooting range.
The text on screen reveals Kyle was killed by that veteran he was trying to help, followed by stock footage of people standing in line in the streets for his funeral procession, and thousands attending Cowboys Stadium for his memorial.