Reviewing American Sniper is very difficult because Chris Kyle is considered and American hero. Personally though, after reading his book, I believe that though he was very good at his job, Chris Kyle as a person was deplorable. Everyone knows what American Sniper is at this point. American Sniper follows Chris Kyle in his life as a Navy Seal and at home. I had watched the movie long before reading the book and I was definitely not expecting what I read. Reading this book was very difficult. Reading about the nonchalant way he and his friends talked about death and killing. More so than hat, the way he treated his family, and being aware of that fact yet not caring. I will not deny that American Sniper is a good book, and well written. It has an interesting enough story, and if you are interested in guns and the military it is perfect for you. I just had a difficult time getting through it.
American Sniper follows the journey of American hero Chris Kyle through his life. American Sniper in a small way is about what the tag says, “the most lethal sniper in US history”. In a large way it is about Chris Kyle’s life as a whole, and how his experiences in the military shaped and changed him. I personally believe this is Bradley Coopers best movie ever. American Sniper is, at least in my book, 2nd to Saving Private Ryan in war movies. It in no way tries to glorify or sugar-coat war, it shows you the effect it has on a person over time. I don’t cry, and never at a movie, but at a point in this movie I had a tear. This is an extremely moving story and I would highly recommend it to anyone.