Guess all the hype, along with some well deserved respect for Clint Eastwoodâ€™s past movie-making efforts, finally enticed me to go see the movie, American Sniper.
Boy, what a disappointment. Should have stayed home and watched reruns of old Combat episodes.
If not for all the shooting and explosions, which kept waking me up, this movie would have qualified as a real snoozer.
Sure, youâ€™d be crazy to go to a movie with a title like American Sniper and not expect lots of combat noise and confusion. But, for heavenâ€™s sake, there are other important key elements that make a movie both enjoyable and memorable.
Things like plot, character development and conflict, special effects, scenery, and acting all contribute to a movieâ€™s ability to connect with its audience. All of which, personally speaking, I found lacking in American Sniper.
While seldom in agreement with Hollywood these days, they actually got it right with their so-called â€˜snubâ€™ of American Sniper at this yearâ€™s Oscars.
All in all, itâ€™s this movie-goerâ€™s opinion American Sniper is seriously lacking in cinematic quality and is barely an average movie at best. Sorry Clint, this movie earns an unusually paltry 4 stars out of 10.
Dare I Say, American Sniper misses the target.