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Even as “American Sniper” breaks January box-office records and revels in six Oscar nominations, criticism over the subject of the film, sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is rising and reaching into the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, which votes on the Academy Awards.
Over the weekend, multiple Academy members told TheWrap that they had been passing around a recent article by Dennis Jett in The New Republic that attacks the film for making a hero out of Kyle, who said: “The enemy are savages and despicably evil,” and his “only regret is that I didn’t kill more.” Kyle made the statements in his best-selling book, “American Sniper,” on which the film is based. (snip)
But Academy members seem to be paying attention to the criticism that Eastwood and star/producer Bradley Cooper shouldn’t be celebrating a man who wrote that killing hundreds of Iraqis was “fun.”
“He seems like he may be a sociopath,” one Academy member told TheWrap, adding he had not yet seen the film but had read the article, which is being passed around.
There’s lots and lots more criticism, well, really, Barking Moonbat Syndrome, of the movie, Clint Eastwood, and Chris Kyle, which goes on and on and on.
Gateway Pundit notes leftists spray painted “Murder” on a billboard for the movie. Q&O wonders if the Academy member who throws around the word “sociopath” thinks the same of all military members. Patterico notes the leftism and bigotry of the Academy. Powerline finds liberals to be pretty dumb on the subject.
I’m not going to even bother attempting to make an argument in an attempt to change the minds of liberals. That’s a waste of time. As the saying goes, “don’t try and teach a pig to dance. You’ll waste your time and annoy the pig.” Was Kyle a killer? You betcha. We have those in war, you know. Audie Murphy was a stone cold killer, too, and it earned him the Medal Of Honor. How about the guys in Easy Company (Band Of Brothers), who liberated Kaufering IV, a subsidiary concentration camp of Dachau, among others? Yes, killers. War, unfortunately, requires killers. How about JFK? He certainly killed during WWII. Does anyone think most service members had a good opinion of Germans, Italians, Japanese, North Koreans, Chinese, British, and, heck, the other side during the Civil War?
What I will wonder is, if Hollywood is so concerned with “sociopathic” killers, then why have they made multiple movies about Che Guevara? Obviously, Hollywood loves movies about killers, hence the numerous Friday The 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street films, including reboots, but they really loves them some Che. Wait, didn’t Hollywood just make a “humor” movie about assassinating Kim Jong Un? Hollywood made a TV movie about Margaret Sanger. How many human deaths is she responsible for?
There are quite a few movies upcoming that celebrate people (and aliens, such as the movie Chappie) who kill. I don’t hear the complaints from Leftist Hollywood, do you?
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