American Sniper is a movie I wish I wouldnt have to see again for the rest of my life.
I understand that this movie was based on a biography of the “deadliest sniper” of the US Army or something. But i shall review the movie for its cinematic value and not for the reality it presents.
This movie has no peripheral vision. Basically it INSISTED on the fact that Arabs were evil and Americans were the best ever, and whatever the army did were justified. It did not give enough reason why they’re justified, you just have to trust the movie on that.
I understand that the movie could appeal to selfish Americans, but for a person who’s looking at it outside the box, all I saw was racism. It was fucking unbearable. The racism was not even subtle, and the movie did not even try to apologize for it.
I dont want to talk about this movie anymore. It’s an insult to my humanity.
Zero Dark Thirty worked for me. The Hurt Locker worked for me. American Sniper just didnt. Probably because I know a propaganda when I see one.
I think it does not even deserve a best picture nomination.