American Sniper is set for wide release in the next few weeks and, as a final bit of marketing before it comes out, Warner Brothers released the final trailer for the film — which is already receiving a lot of buzz.
Deadline reported on the arrival of this latest and final trailer, with author Jen Yamato suggesting that American Sniper might be one of Bradley Cooper’s best performances.
“This peek better suggests the precarious balance Kyle struggled to keep in his roles as husband, father, and soldier as he served four nightmarish tours of duty in Iraq. Could it nab Cooper his third consecutive Oscar nomination after Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle?”
“The second theatrical preview for American Sniper (watch it above) is on the whole more conventional in its design than its predecessor. However, by offering a somewhat vague yet all the same compelling portrait of Kyle, this trailer leaves you intrigued and wanting to know more about his story.”
Dark Horizons posted on this last preview for American Sniper and noted that the “movie that is popping up on quite a few critical Top 10 lists for the year.”
Military Times reports that Kyle’s widow, Taya, also gave the film high marks.
“Initially I was so focused on Chris and making sure that it honored him, but I just lost myself. It was so Chris. It wasn’t Bradley on the screen. It was Chris.”
She did find some flaws in the movie, however, with the Military Times article citing one particular scene. Nevertheless, this apparently didn’t detract from her overall view of the movie. “‘There’s so much in a full lifetime, and you’re trying to get it into a very short amount of time. You have to take some creative license,’ she says.”
Not all comments or reviews of the movie are positive, of course.
Chris Nashawaty, writing at Entertainment Weekly, gave the movie a C+ and claimed that American Sniper is “a movie that treats killing with videogame impersonality, then tries all too quickly to reckon with the psychological fallout of those acts.” Nashawaty later expanded on these thoughts. “The rest of American Sniper could’ve used more of that moral ambiguity. But we hardly get to know how Kyle feels about what he does.”
American Sniper follows the life of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who deployed to Iraq multiple times following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Kyle is said to have made more kills as a sniper than any other American serviceman. He was killed in 2013 while at a shooting range in Texas.
The Inquisitr previously reported on the efforts of Cooper and the filmmakers of American Sniper to bring Kyle’s story to the screen.
[Image via official American Sniper website]