Cinematic: The true story of a navy SEAL sniper

Kyle Gallner, left, as Goat Winston and Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle are seen on a rooftop in American Sniper.

The Magnet Tribune: Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS

Kyle Gallner, left, as “Goat” Winston and Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle are seen on a rooftop in “American Sniper.”

William Rodriguez, Cinematic Columnist

The movie entitled “American Sniper” has to be one of the greatest war movies ever produced. This film is based on the true story of Chris Kyle, who was a Navy SEAL sniper. It is also based on a book written by Chris Kyle of his life and story while overseas in the Middle East.

It’s a very entertaining yet heart-warming story that shows how Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend.

When he comes back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind and that is the most saddening situation.

Chris Kyle is played by Bradley Copper in the film and he is depicting the life of him when he was Navy SEAL and the journey that he experienced throughout his life as he went on to become the most lethal sniper in U.S. history with 150 kills to his name. The main idea of the film is that “One bullet can tell the whole story.”

The film starts off with Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) perched on a rooftop talking on a cell phone as he is protecting his soldier friends who are about to enter a small town. He as the sniper must be on the lookout for anything strange or unusual. He then notices that something is wrong as he sees a man hesitantly talking on the phone and most likely telling someone that the U.S. troops are coming into the town. After that occurrence, the man exits Chris Kyle’s scope view and is no longer seen anymore.

Following that, a boy appears on the street with a woman, who gives him a rocket to use and in that moment Chris Kyle as the sniper he doesn’t know if he should or shouldn’t shoot at the boy. Ultimately he ends up taking the decision he must take and he has to deal with that for the rest of his life.

The film also shows when Chris Kyle goes through a rigorous training process, which includes being blasted with a powerful hose while exercising, laying down on the beach and letting the cold surf wash over him as well as being verbally abused by the officers who run training, mocking him for being too old to be a Navy SEAL at the age of 30. He also goes through sniper training, bringing in his hunting background.

In the meantime, Kyle meets a woman named Taya (Sienna Miller) at a bar one night. She tells him that she would never marry a SEAL, as her sister did but was cheated on and lied to constantly. She also challenges him at drinking shots, showing off how tough she is, but she ends up vomiting outside the bar.

Kyle is kind to her, holding her hair and soothing it by taking care of her. He calls her repeatedly until she agrees to date him, and their relationship progresses. She asks him at one point if she ever thinks about who will be at the end of his gun, and he tells her that he just wants to protect his country.

On their weeding day, he and his fellow SEALs receive word that they will be deployed to Iraq, which they celebrate.

It’s a very entertaining yet heart-warming story that shows how Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend.”

— William Rodriguez

This movie is one that will have you on the edge of your seat. Clint Eastwood is the director of the movie making it yet another amazing film directed by him. The move itself is very interesting because it is based on a true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and this thrilling war movie will leave you speechless.

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texas man who wanted to become a cowboy, but in his 30s found out that his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism, and so therefore he joined the SEAL’s in order to become a sniper.

After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team get called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle’s struggle isn’t with his missions, but more about his relationship with the reality of the war, and once returned home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life as well as his wife and kids.

Chris Kyle begins to go through the post-traumatic stress disorder that happens to many soldiers once they come back from the war. He begins to get flashbacks from what he experienced in the war and the terrifying events he remembers.

Ultimately “American Sniper” is an overall extraordinary movie to go see with friends and family, and it’s very inspiring to see the impact one person can have on a whole nation. The movie will have you entertained all throughout, from the action scenes to the drama scenes. These are the types of movies that will be remembered for a long time and “American Sniper” will have a mark in cinematography.

The movie will soon be available on DVD and can be seen online for free since it’s not in theaters anymore. Hope you all enjoy the film and are satisfied with it.