I didn’t think American Sniper earned all of those award nominations. And I’m not saying that from a political stand point either. I just feel like it was very diluted, and I didn’t connect with any of the characters. Was it a good story? Sure, but it didn’t cause me to understand a soldier’s inner struggle. I really went into it believing that he was going to have regrets for killing all of those people. And at the end of the day, we got one little chopped up scene, where he was crying to his Wife. Cooper was great at playing a very cold individual, I suppose it was just an edited mess, and that’s why I didn’t get the experience that was needed to appreciate it like so many others did. Whether he was a Hero in real life, well I don’t think that’s for me to decide. Birdman and Nightcrawler were far better, and deserved more recognition in my opinion.
Contributor- Chris Ballenger