American Sniper. The blog you never expected us to write.

Against war as a problem-solving tool? Then read this review of “American Sniper” by Stephen Yolly

Well, This Is What I Think

american_sniperOver the last couple of weeks a number of people have been pushing us to go and see American Sniper and then to tell everyone what we think.

The film – which enjoyed the largest-grossing weekend for a movie ever when it launched in the USA – has divided opinion. Basically the left intelligentsia and many of those watching the film overseas have condemned it as at best simplistic and at worst American triumphalism, while some on the right have trumpeted it as a return to good ol’ USA values in movie making and a celebration of a folk hero.

We suspect the assumption is that, given our well-understood political preferences, we will immediately lapse into an anti-American rant full of left-wing certainty that the project is little more than an exercise in gung ho Tea Party patriotism and yet another example of director Clint Eastwood’s rightwards drift in his old…

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About gwpj

Originally from Seattle, I now live in Sapporo, Japan, where I write, explore this city, read widely, and ask questions about things that i see as important. I'm also an author, with three novels published ("The Old Man and The Monkey", "Grandfather and The Raven", and "Bear: a story about a boy and his unusual dog"). For more information about my writing, drop by my website, at www.geogepolleyauthor.com.
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One Response to American Sniper. The blog you never expected us to write.

  1. Jerry grant says:

    Saw the film….not bad..except for some plot faults..like calling his wife by cell phone in the middle of a fight…really?…did they have cell service….?…..or the boys one he shot ..the other he would have,,,in both cases he could have shot to come close..scaring them …otherwise it was as much anti war as pro…he was a brave and reckless man..four tours ..compared to other war movies ..sgt York..wake island..and the rest of the ww two movies..it was really tame on the ra ra flag waving

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