Analysis Of The Movie ' American Sniper ' Essay

1021 Words Dec 12th, 2016 5 Pages
The story of Chris Kyle and his life as a Navy Seal in the film “American Sniper” brought major controversy and discrepancy throughout the world. The film depicts Kyle making his sole mission to protect his comrades and his free nation. His pinpoint accuracy, as one of the most lethal snipers in American history, saves countless lives but also puts him in grave danger. He serves four tours in Afghanistan and it becomes clear that his family life takes a toll because of it. He struggles to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, but after realizing his place as a civilian he becomes a loving husband and father. Kyle’s journey through the film and his sudden death stunned the country. It generates fierce debate nationally over the purpose of the film, and the Iraq war itself. Some critics and viewers seem to believe that the film carries a political message surrounding an unjust war. This accusation is false, this blood-pumping movie was meant to serve one purpose, to present a portrayal of Chris’s life and the effect the grueling Iraq war had on him and his family. “American Sniper” isn’t the first artistic work that has been criticized by viewers on cultural and political sides. Many other works, even songs, like Bruce Springsteen’s song, “Born in the USA” which was about a Vietnam veteran, had its meaning, “manipulated and exploited” . There were very mixed feelings that floated around after “Sniper” was released. Critics like the writers at…

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