When the Warner Bro. movie American Sniper was released, there was little to no conversation between myself and my husband about whether or not we wanted to go. We went opening weekend and sat in a crowded theater.
The theater was filled with a mix of civilians, veterans, and current service members and for 132 minutes every single person sat quietly and watched as Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper told the Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s story. People openly cried, and the entire theater clapped at the end of the movie. You didn’t have to be military to understand the gravity of this movie and the impact Chris Kyle’s life had on so many people around the world.
From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms.
His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
Both my husband and I agreed that it was a wonderful adaptation and I really feel that Chris Kyle would have been honored by the way Bradley Cooper brought him to life on the big screen and told his story.
$1 MILLION To Be Donated to Wounded Warrior Project
American Sniper is coming to DVD May 19th, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be donating $1 for each DVD or download purchase to the Wounded Warrior Project – Up to 1 Million Dollars. Having served and done a few tours over seas, my husband and I are both supporters of WWP, and were very excited to see this partnership happen.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To learn more about WWP’s life-saving programs and services, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs.
Giveaway – CLOSED – Winner Heather
Grace Hill Media sent us a copy of this BluRay DVD combo pack, and generously gave me another to give to a Veteran and another to share with my readers.
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Giveaway will end on May 24 and is open to US only 18+ please.
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