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Jim in CT 12-29-2014 10:43 AM

American Sniper?
 
Anyone see it? Trailers look awesome, I'm reading the book, which is pretty good...

JohnR 12-29-2014 01:12 PM

Going to this week. Debating on taking the kid (mature 14) but probably not.

trevier 12-29-2014 01:18 PM

the book was awesome. They say the movie is even better.

iamskippy 12-29-2014 01:23 PM

I am.looking forward to it, and i have not said that about a movie in a long time. I just re watched band of brothers as well.
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redlite 01-01-2015 09:52 PM

Previews look pretty good. I like bradley cooper. Looks to be more about whole issue with battle and home front drama more so than a "war movie"
Read book when it came out it was a little over the top but enthralling. He was a bad ass as are most true warriors
Bum deal how he got it in the end. He was a lot about helpin vets
Maybe i ll go to the movies this year to see it but regardless i will eventually see it
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Piscator 01-01-2015 10:44 PM

I liked the book a lot and will see the movie for sure (and I'm not a big movie guy)
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JohnR 01-19-2015 10:01 PM

The theater was packed, and absolutely quiet the entire time.

I cannot underscore how good and tragic this movie is, and that it is very close to true and not Hollywood fiction. If you know most of the story, it is still worth seeing. Some people find it corny but if you know people that served or perhaps served yourself, it is much what you hope and expect to see.

JohnnySaxatilis 01-20-2015 08:34 AM

I thought it was very good! One of those movies where the credits roll and you can hear a pin drop. Its funny how the actors that play the bad guys from Syria and Iraq keep popping up in different things. remembered a few faces from homeland...

PaulS 01-20-2015 03:21 PM

I think it had the biggest weekend opening ever. May go see it this weekend.

The Dad Fisherman 01-20-2015 03:43 PM

not even in the top 25, Paul......I still want to see it though.....on my list.

JohnR 01-20-2015 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by The Dad Fisherman (Post 1062097)
not even in the top 25, Paul......I still want to see it though.....on my list.

First or second biggest three day ope on this time of year is wheat they are saying.

Good movie. Guess I need to read the book next - After Cain @ Gettysvurg which is great - rereading.

fishrick 01-21-2015 02:22 PM

American Sniper
 
Saw the interview on Good Morning America with the widow of Chris Kyle. She said the movie was him, he laughed a lot, kept things lite, but that was the way he was. She was very pleased. Nice to hear hollywood didn't go "Rambo" on this one. Can't wait to see it. Its not just about who is over there, living the hell, but those back here doing the same.

PaulS 01-21-2015 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnR (Post 1062132)
First or second biggest three day ope on this time of year is wheat they are saying.

Knew it was something like that. Just too lazy to look it up.

The Dad Fisherman 01-22-2015 11:15 AM

Ok......biggest in January.....45th overall.

You guys in Marketing? :hihi:
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PaulS 01-22-2015 12:19 PM

I think it was the largest opening of a film partly shot in Morocco.

The Dad Fisherman 01-22-2015 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulS (Post 1062381)
I think it was the largest opening of a film partly shot in Morocco.

Beat out Hope and Crosby's Road to Morocco
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Andrewm1676 01-22-2015 10:05 PM

Great Movie in my book, Glad I saw it...

striperman36 01-22-2015 11:01 PM

For God, For Country, For Family. I meet many people in the course of my current path of work that are just incredible. This is the story of one, surrounded by many of these special and mostly unhonored people.

There are many ways to serve our country, to give with the distinct possibility of giving all is beyond anything I can imagine, as I hide behind the bits on the wire

Jim in CT 01-26-2015 12:44 PM

Finally got a babysitter last night so we saw it, loved it. Mind-boggliing that many on the left hate Bush/Cheny so insanely, that they cannot get behind a film whose sole purpose is to tell the story of the war experience of one man and his wife. I didn't hear one syllable that could be considered political propoganda, but try telling that to Howard Dean...

DZ 01-26-2015 02:37 PM

I thought it was very well done - Bradley Cooper completly trasformed into Kyle so much so I never felt like I was watching Cooper portray Kyle. I've worked with many in the SOF community for the past 30 years. They and their families deserve all of our respect.

spence 01-26-2015 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim in CT (Post 1062920)
Finally got a babysitter last night so we saw it, loved it. Mind-boggliing that many on the left hate Bush/Cheny so insanely, that they cannot get behind a film whose sole purpose is to tell the story of the war experience of one man and his wife. I didn't hear one syllable that could be considered political propoganda, but try telling that to Howard Dean...

I don't think it has anything to do with hate for Bush/Cheney, rather it's a negative response to the perceived glorification of racism and violence.

My pithy review from 2012.

http://www.striped-bass.com/Stripert...merican+sniper

What's missing in the controversy is how the book details the great lengths we go through to follow ROE's and behave in a manner totally opposite of the snipers characterized by among others Michael Moore and Bill Maher.

Will definitely see the movie.

Raven 01-26-2015 08:14 PM

it's now touted as the most significant war movie of all time
based upon how many people have flocked to see it.

Jim in CT 01-26-2015 10:29 PM

Spence, racism,really? Do you people ever, ever get tired of playing that card? One of Kyle's pallbearer s was black, but hey, whatever it takes to protect the narrative, no matter how demonstrably false the claim is. Racism. That's the first I've actually heard that charge here. Two generations ago, Hollywood rallied behind the cause ow World War Two. The democrats have made a big cultural leap forward. I cannot stand these people.
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Jim in CT 01-26-2015 10:34 PM

Spence, in your very insightful review of the book, you complain that the discussion of violence "is not balanced." Are you upset that American suffering wasn't greater? Because he did go into graphic detail of the physical toll brought upon several teammates who were killed or wounded and PTSD is discussed at length. Very curious about how, specifically, you'd like to see the violence more evenly distributed. As for glorifying the violence? Sorry, spence, but our entire military cannot be made up of effete liberals who pass out at the sight of blood, it doesn't work that way.
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iamskippy 01-26-2015 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Raven (Post 1062958)
it's now touted as the most significant war movie of all time
based upon how many people have flocked to see it.

I have not seen it yet but will soon. We were soldiers was a very powerful movie imho....
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PaulS 01-27-2015 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim in CT (Post 1062970)
Spence, racism,really? Do you people ever, ever get tired of playing that card? One of Kyle's pallbearer s was black, but hey, whatever it takes to protect the narrative, no matter how demonstrably false the claim is. Racism. That's the first I've actually heard that charge here. Two generations ago, Hollywood rallied behind the cause ow World War Two. The democrats have made a big cultural leap forward. I cannot stand these people.
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Your misery knows no end.

Do you have to talk politics in 98% of your threads?

Redsoxticket 01-27-2015 08:42 AM

Feedback and reviews were good and on track until post #19, now I won't bother clicking on this thread.
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Jim in CT 01-27-2015 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulS (Post 1062991)
Your misery knows no end.

Do you have to talk politics in 98% of your threads?

Paul, not miserable, just upset that one side of the political spectrum, your side, can't just admit the guy is a hero and leave it at that. And I don't like people lobbing charges of racism at a dead hero who can't defend himself. I presume that doesn't bother you, which is your right. When your side stops injecting politics in such an asinine fashion, I will gleefully stop commenting.
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PaulS 01-27-2015 02:55 PM

I know you can't help yourself.

spence 01-27-2015 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim in CT (Post 1063034)
Paul, not miserable, just upset that one side of the political spectrum, your side, can't just admit the guy is a hero and leave it at that. And I don't like people lobbing charges of racism at a dead hero who can't defend himself. I presume that doesn't bother you, which is your right. When your side stops injecting politics in such an asinine fashion, I will gleefully stop commenting.
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I was merely stating why some people have a negative reaction to the movie, I didn't state that I agreed with them. You're just programmed to assume the worst.

I really couldn't care less what he thought of Iraqis as long as it didn't influence his behavior negatively which I don't believe it did. His service to the country was impressive and his death tragic.


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